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Play writing in the 00's
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Sanctuary: Playwrights Theatre

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original scripts

Play Staged

A New Theory of Vision
(full-length play, 2008)

Off-Off-Broadway:
Sanctuary: Playwrights Theatre, New York, NY

Flick: See Gears in the Sparklight
(10-min. play, 2005)

Regional:
May 2008: New England Youth Theater (Brattleboro VT)

The New Life (full-length,2004)

Off-Off-Broadway:
May 2004: Commissioned and presented by Praxis Theatre Project, NYC

Twinges (full-length,2002)

Off-Off-Broadway:
March 1998: ANY Theatre CO, NYC
May 2002: Streetlight Productions, NYC
August 2002: Shooting Star Theatre, NYC  
[Read the rave review in BackStage]
[Read the review in OOBR]
Regional: 
September 2004, Herring Run ArtsFest, Middleborough MA
May 2003, Sauk Theatre, Jonesville MI
May 2002, Sauk Theatre, Jonesville MI
Jan 2002, Heartlande Theatre Co, Ann Arbor MI
Staged reading:
April 1996: 78th Street Theatre Lab, NYC
International:
November 2001: KIMEP English Language Theatre, Kazakhstan

subCity (full-length, 2000)

Off-Off-Broadway:
September 2000: NY Play Development 4Play 2000 Festival
Staged readings:
Apr. 1998: 78th Street Theatre Lab, NYC
Sept 1999: Dramatists Guild
Dec 99: FatChance productions
Jul 2000: Abingdon Theatre Co, NYC

Hemlock, a Greek Diner Tragedy (full-length, 1997)

Regional:
Summer 1997: Extra Virgin P.C., Dallas, TX; 
[Read the rave review in the Dallas Observer]

Staged reading:
November 1998: 78th Street Theatre Lab, NYC.

Men’s, (10-min. play, 1999)

Off-Off-Broadway:
August 2001 Luminous Group (NYC).

Regional:
July 2000: Main Street Arts Theatre Midsummer Nights Shorts (Nyack NY)
University:
May 2001: St. Andrew’s College (Aurora ON)

Scene Analysis for Fun & Profit (10-min. play, 2000)

Regional:
May 2008: New England Youth Theater (Brattleboro VT)
Oct 2003: Finalist, Actor's Theatre of Louisville Heideman Award
Jan 2002: Heartlande Theatre Co (Ann Arbor MI)
May 2002: Sauk Theatre (Jonesville MI)

Eve of Crimes: The Last Days of Paradise (one-act, 2001)

Available for premiere.

Le Mot Juste (10-min play, 2001)

Regional:
May 2008: New England Youth Theater (Brattleboro VT)

Eve of Crimes: Memory Motel
(one-act, 2001)

Available for premiere.

The Big Clog
(radio serial comedy, 1998)

Available for premiere.

Eve of Crimes: Freefalling
(one-act, 1995)

Accepted for production:
Offstage Theatre Co (Charlottesville VA)
Accepted for production:
Wise Monkey Theatre (Stockport UK)

The Buffoon Piece (full-length,1993)

Available for premiere.

Flowers of War (full-length,1992)

Off-Off-Broadway:
November 1992: Mosaic Productions, NYC

T’kuna (full-length,1986)

Currently under option.

Tragedy, a comedy (one-act, 1977 & 1995)

Off-Off-Broadway:
May 2002: Emergence Theatre Co., NYC

Lies, Dreams (monologue with music, 1900)

Available for premiere.

Lysistrata!—Of Labor and Love (musical adaptation, 1980)

International:
May 1980: Northcott Theatre, Exeter, UK

The Vanishing Stage (theatrical evening, 1979)

University:
1979: Gambier Ensemble Theater, Gambier OH

publications

Play Publication and publisher

Poem: She Said

About.com books and literature

Men’s

The Best Stage Scenes 2000
Published by Smith & Kraus, Inc

Pompei (from Twinges)

The Best Women’s Stage Monologues 2000
Published by Smith & Kraus, Inc

Scene Analysis for Fun and Profit (from Twinges)

The Best Stage Scenes 2000
Published by Smith & Kraus, Inc

Article: Ozymandias, or Living in NYC

WirelessReport.net, industry website

Two excerpts from Eve of Crimes: Memory Motel

The Best Stage Scenes 1999
Published by Smith & Kraus, Inc

Excerpt from subCity

The Best Stage Scenes 1997
Published by Smith & Kraus, Inc.

Excerpt from The Buffoon Piece

The Best Stage Scenes 1997
Published by Smith & Kraus, Inc.

Fun City & Atlantis, the Lost Continent (from Twinges)

The Best Men’s Stage Monologues 1996
The Best Women’s Stage Monologues 1996
All books published by Smith & Kraus, Inc.

Excerpt from Hemlock, a Greek Diner Tragedy

The Best Stage Scenes 1996
Published by Smith & Kraus, Inc.

Dog Beach
(Short story)

Spring 1998 issue of the award-winning ’zine Noir Mechanics.

other experience

[see directing resume] Top


Bio

As a playwright, Bob Jude Ferrante is a total nutjob. For example, in The New Life, recently commissioned and workshopped by Praxis Theatre Project NYC, genetically engineered mythical centaurs and gryphons bar a famous newscaster's clone from world takeover. What? Exactly. Bob's evening Twinges (21 nasty, brutish, and short plays) played NYC Fall 2002 and garnered kudos from the NY press. His short Scene Analysis was finalist for Actor's Theatre of Louisville's Heideman award and along with his short Men's has been produced in festivals everywhere from Seattle to London. His full-length comedies Tragedy and subCity had recent New York runs and his dark comedy Hemlock, a Greek Diner Tragedy premiered in Dallas to critical raves. Bob's work is regularly published in Smith and Kraus' Best Stage Scenes and Best Monologues series.

With 13 years experience producing his own and others' work in NYC, Bob naturally serves as Managing Director of Sanctuary: Playwrights Theatre, a  NYC-based coalition of playwright/producers. Sanctuary: recently produced the very successful Six Nights site-specific series.Top


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