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Leah Nanano Winkler

LEAH NANANO WINKLER

  

Nationality:    USA
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Literary Agent:    Agency for the Performing Arts  represented by Beth Bickers

Leah Nanako Winklers plays include Death For Sydney Black (terraNova RX directed by Kip Fagan), Happy Dance Dance Princess Show!!! (The Brick), The Internet. (Incubator Arts Project), Diversity Awareness Picnic (Playwrights Horizons/Clubbed Thumb Superlab), Cope (NYTW Mondays @ 3) and Kentucky. With Teddy Nicholas she co-wrote Everywhere Theatre Group's Flying Snakes in 3-D!!! (Ars Nova ant Fest, The Brick, Ice Factory 2013 @ The New Ohio) and Dead People (Icefactory 2012 @ 3LD). Her work has also been seen at Dixon Place, HERE Arts Center, Prelude 2012, Acorn Theater through New Group's Urban Arts Initiative, The National Japanese American Museum and venues in Philly, Indianapolis, Florida and China. Her work has been developed at the Flea, New York Theater Workshop, New Georges, Bushwick Starr, Ontological Hysteric (2008-2009 short form resident) and more. She is a member of Youngblood at the Ensemble Studio Theater, an alumnus of terraNova Collective's Groundbreakers Playwright Group and an affiliated artist with New Georges. Her book Nagoriyuki and Other Short Plays is available on amazon. Follow her @leahnanako for the latest news.

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below is a list of Leah Nanano Winkler's plays - click on a Play Title for more information

        Cope         Dead People         Death For Sydney Black         Diversity Awareness Picnic         Double Suicide at Ueno Park!         Flying Snakes In 3D         Happy Dance Dance Princess Show!!!         Internet, The         Kentucky         Little Girls         Pale Horse, A         Taisetsu Na Hito         Two Mile Hollow


Cope

Synopsis:
Chloe has been feeling weird. REALLY weird. When she seeks free therapy at Columbia University for hallucinogenic symptoms, she finds herself checked into the COPE clinic- a research center for those with prodromal symptoms to schizophrenia. As she embarks on a journey of toward self-improvement with a strange group of peers, she begins to wonder if she's just another quirky 20-something or if she is truly in danger of losing her mind.

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1st Produced:
Reading, New York Theater Workshop     2014

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Genre:
romantic comedy

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Dead People

Synopsis:
Typing on her laptop late at night, Beth's facade of humanity melts, revealing the inner cruelty she inflicts upon others and herself. Dead People fuses together elements of surrealism, dance, horror and cinematic video projections to uncover the darkness inside us that emerges when reality begins to deteriorate.
- nytheatre.com

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part of Ice Cubes A one time only Ice Factory studio series. original text by Teddy Nicholas And Leah Winkler, video And sound by Chase Voorhees

1st Produced:
3LD Art & Technology Center
80 Greenwich Street, New York, NY 10010     14 Jul 2011

Organisations:
Everywhere Theatre Group

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Genre:
Play/Drama

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Death For Sydney Black

Synopsis:
Walking a line between being pointedly truthful and horribly offensive this play is a dark comedy about six teenage girls navigating the treacherous landscape of Northeast Valley High. When the new girl, Nancy, comes to town she must channel her entire self-worth into over throwing the most popular girl at school: Sydney Black. As she takes this journey, led by her quirky, Asian sidekick Jen, she discovers both the overt and covert girl-on-girl violence perpetrated throughout the school.With live music, original songs, and a talented all female cast, this promises to be quite the ride, a side-splitting satire about what it means to grow up as an all-American girl.

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1st Produced:
Terranova RX    

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Genre:
comedy

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  6            Other:  1

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Diversity Awareness Picnic

Synopsis:
It's Diversity Awareness Week at Johnson-Brown University! This means even the employees of the tele-FUN-draising department is required to participate in the mandatory Diversity Awareness activity at 3pm. As six employees ponder which color of the rainbow they might be and attempt to speak candidly with each other, uncomfortable tensions, anger and true love arise.

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1st Produced:
Playwrights Horizons/Clubbed Thumb Superlab    

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Genre:
comedy

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Double Suicide at Ueno Park!

Synopsis:
Two courtesans in 18th century Japan are set free from the red-light district once a year to see the cherry blossoms at Ueno Park. As the seasons pass, the best friends make a dangerous pact.

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The 35th Marathon Of One-Act Plays

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Genre:
one act

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Flying Snakes In 3D

Synopsis:
Mutant killer snakes are accidentally released by the CIA. An unfunded young theatre company attempts to make art in the face of overwhelming financial, technical and emotional obstacles. Violent, bloody chaos ensues. An epic fusion of sci-fi parody, avant-garde theatrics and brutally honest autobiography. Packed with dance, cheap special effects and stunning video design. Dares to ask: If theater is a dying art, what are we doing here? This is part of Ice Factory 2012.
- nytheatre.com

Notes:
written by Leah Nanako Winkler And Teddy Nicholas

1st Produced:
New Ohio Theatre, 154 Christopher Street, New York     04 Jul 2012

Organisations:
Everywhere Theatre Group

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piece

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Happy Dance Dance Princess Show!!!

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Internet, The

Synopsis:
Everywhere theatre Group attempts to stage the World Wide Web in the Internet. Fusing dance, movement, video, music, original and found texts, ETG examines what lies beneath the cool, sleek surface of the information superhighway. By asking what propels people into the shadowy underworld of the Web, where one desires to objectify bodies and see people fail, ETG aims to find the root of human connection at its newest form.
- nytheatre.com

Notes:
Created And Performed By Leah Winkler, Chase Voorhees, Teddy Nicholas, And Lindsay Mack

1st Produced:
Incubator Arts Project
131 East 10th Street, New York, NY 10003     12 Aug 2010

Organisations:
Everywhere Theatre Group

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Genre:
Piece

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Male:  2            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Kentucky

Synopsis:
Hiro is a single, nearly thirty, self-made woman making it in New York after a traumatic upbringing in Kentucky. After 7 years of being estranged from her family, Hiro is finally forced to go home to be the maid of honor in her newly born-again Christian little sister's wedding. With anxiety pills, a bloody mary and a feeble sense of inner peace in tow, Hiro makes the journey. One evil cat, a Dad obsessed with ebay, three born-again bridesmaids and several musical numbers later, Hiro realizes going home might not be as easy as she thought.

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part of EST/Youngblood's UNFILTERED Festival

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Genre:
comedy

Parts:
Male:  5            Female:  11            Other:  1

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Little Girls

Synopsis:
A soldier's memories

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1st Produced:
Source Festival Of Ten Minute Plays, Washington D C     2008

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Genre:
Ten minute play

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Pale Horse, A

Synopsis:
A Pale Horse is a theater piece about a generation striving for happiness in modern American culture through an examination of human connection, cruelty, stupidity, and death. By tackling the universal issues of work, love, and faith, Everywhere theatre Group is injecting Dramatic moments with frightening outcomes to standard narrative subjects. Two lovers destroy themselves, blinded by their own selfishness. Office workers murder each other. Computers come to life and sing.
- nytheatre.com

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written by Leah Winkler And Teddy Nicholas

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Everywhere Theatre Group

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Genre:
Piece

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Male:  3            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Taisetsu Na Hito

Taisetsu Na Hito
Bethany and Charles, a wholesome American couple, become owners of Android Minami, a Japanese robo-maid. As Minami becomes integrated into their mundane lives, repressed emotions arise and the line between servitude and fetishism begin to collide.

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1st Produced:
Secret Theatre, NYC     01 Nov 2013

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Genre:
ten min dark comedy

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Male:  1            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Two Mile Hollow

Synopsis:
Charlotte is a personal assistant to a big time movie star. When she spends a crazy weekend with his well-to-do family at their country house -she is confronted with her own desires of fitting in with some very luxurious people. What lengths will Charlotte go to be accepted at Two Mile Hollow?

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1st Produced:
Reading, EST/Youngblood     2015

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Genre:
comedy

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  3            Other:  -

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