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Joe Waechter

JOE WAECHTER

  

Nationality:    USA
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Joe Waechter's plays include Lake Untersee, PROFILES,Good Ole Boys, the Strangler, and Memory Library. His work has been developed or produced at Playwrights Horizons, Ars Nova, American Repertory Theatre, McCarter Theatre, the Kennedy Center, Trinity Repertory Theatre, he Amoralists, the Hangar, Red Eye, the Inkwell, Clubbed Thumb, Perishable Theatre, and the 25 Opera of San Francisco. He is the recipient of two Jerome Fellowships at the Playwrights' Center (2011-12 and 2012-13), a 2008-9 Lucille Lortel Playwriting Fellowship, a 2011 Jerome Emerging Artist Residency at Tofte Lake Center, the Weston Award in Playwriting, two awards from the Kennedy Center/ACTF at regional and national levels, and was a Playwright-in-Residence at Hangar Theatre for summer 2012. In 2009, Joe received a travel grant to Iceland for the research and development of a three-part epic play, the Hidden People. Joe also creates work for other medium, including a headphone opera titled the Hoot Owl, an interactive chapbook titled NEGATIVE | SPACE, and an immersive virtual reality piece titled antarcticA. In 2010, he foundedthe Awesome Collective, an interdisciplinary performance collective that explores new methods and vocabularies for collaboration in Providence, RI. Teaching credits include courses and workshops at Brown University, University of Minnesota, University of Rhode Island, and the Playwrights' Center. His playDragonflies is available from Dramatics Publishing, and his articles have appeared in the Dramatist magazine. He holds an MFA in Playwriting from Brown University.

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        After Five         Antarctica         Blood Roses Tour, The         Cheese, Grits, Bombs         David and Doris         Dragonflies         Good Ol' Boys         Hidden People         Home Is On Another Plane         Hoot Owl, The         Lake Untersee         Memory Library, The         play about a tomato, a         Profiles         Strangler, The



After Five

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part of "Life Is Short" This is A program of seven new short plays written for the young theatre company Kids with Guns. the plays Are: After Five by Joe Waechter, Finding Faith by Alison Pentland, How Babies Are Made by Michael Ferrell, the Logistics of Heroism by Joe Deemer, Louder Than Words by Vincent Madero, the Sticking Place by Ben Lewis, And A Symphony of Horror by Eric Kuehnemann. the directors Are: Jenny Greer, D.H. Johnson, Mike Mangione, Jack McGowan, Josh Tyson, And Joe Waechter.
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Michael Weller Theatre, NY     2007

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Antarctica

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Antarctica is a virtual experience created for a three-dimensional reality simulator called "the Cave." the experience begins like a traditional nature documentary, detailing the remote terrain of a mysterious continent. the images snap in two and dissolve into an imagined, 3-D landscape comprised entirely of text. the audience is invited to explore a lagoon of icebergs built from fragments of dreams, memories, and snippets of sexual first-times. then, the landscape shifts, and the audience is surrounded by arctic winds, calving icebergs, and the moans of shifting glaciers. Bits of an imagined journey combine with quotes from Copernicus' De Revolutionibus Orbium Coelestium to form a large orbital mass, a mobile, that mines secrets from underneath the frozen ice.

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The Cave, Brown University    

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Blood Roses Tour, The

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Two teenage boys spend a summer following Tori Amos in concert. But when the tour ends, so does their relationship in this nostalgic story of love, discovered sexuality, and heartbreak.

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Cheese, Grits, Bombs

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David and Doris

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David and Doris build a pretend house in the pretend woods and talk of love. Returning to the Eden of their first time, they hope to spice up their marrige. But when their imaginations venture too far, a tempest of rain and words beat down upon them.

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Dragonflies

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Good Ol' Boys

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When a few buddies rent a mountain cabin for a weekend of deer-hunting and whiskey-drinking, they find themselves tracking an enormous legendary deer through the forest. But what they find isn't at all what they'd expected. Dark secrets rise to the surface, and, armed with shotguns and plenty of ammunition, they will do whatever it takes to make it out alive.

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Reading, Trinity Repertory Theatre    

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Hidden People

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Home Is On Another Plane

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the Littlest Girl and the Grown Man are trying to find their way home. Stuck on the other side of another dimension, their only hope is a few informed audience members, a film strip, and a visitor from the afterlife. Borrowing ideas from string theory and based on a U.S. Patent for Silver-Ribbon Icicles.

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Hoot Owl, The

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Three unrehearsed performers receive headphones and iPods loaded with pre-recorded instructions. they interpret the instructions in real time before a live audience. Through a combination of song, dance, storytelling and noise, the audience watches the hilarious and moving story of three Southern women dressed in camo departing for a weekend hunting trip. This gripping and highly theatrical performance is funny, strange, and at times incredibly moving, as it tackles the politics of role-playing, deer hunting, and - the most controversial - cornbread.

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Lake Untersee

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A teenager longs to leave his parents and their twisted relationships behind to find Antartica's Lake Untersee -- where someone is trapped beneath layers and layers of ice.

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Memory Library, The

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Dotty is literally imprisoned within the walls of her own memory  until her desire to find a husband prompts a sudden quest for freedom. the Memory Library is a haunting and theatrical play about rebuilding a past you barely remember.

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play about a tomato, a

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Profiles

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Inspired by true events, PROFILES begins with the news of an unthinkable act of violence and charts the subsequent grief, guilt and shame that echo through the perpetrator's family. As each character searches for relief, the world fades into abstraction, rendering everything and everyone silent and still.

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Reading, Ruth Easton New Play Series, The Playwrights' Center    

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Strangler, The

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Somewhere in a small suburban town, a storm is gathering and a killer is on the loose. Mr. and Mrs. Thompson settle in for a normal night at home, until someone knocks on their front door. . .and it's not their daughter.

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Workshop Production, Brown New Plays Festival    

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