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Alone, On Stage

Solo Plays For Men

edited by DD Kugler & Brian Quirt

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list price: $27.00
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published: Dec 2008
ISBN:9780887548789
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Each of these scripts represents—uniquely—a pinnacle in meeting the distinct challenges of the solo performance form. Scripts that rise above perceived limits of the solo performance, to examine the surrounding human society. Includes:Alphonse by Wajdi Mouawad, translated by Shelley Tepperman Beuys Buoys Boys by Ken Garnhum Fronteras Americanas by Guillermo Verdecchia Here Lies Henry by Daniel MacIvor Property adapted by DD Kugler and Marc Diamond Tinka's New Dress by Ronnie Burkett

About the Authors
DD Kugler
DD Kugler, a Vancouver-based freelance dramaturg/director in theatre and dance, was the first Canadian president of the Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas (LMDA, 2000–2002). He served eight seasons as Production Dramaturg with Toronto's Necessary Angel Theatre (1985–1993), five seasons as Artistic Director of Edmonton's Northern Light Theatre (1993–1998), and has taught for the past ten years in the Theatre Area at Simon Fraser University's School for the Contemporary Arts. Kugler adapted Marc Diamond's Property, and (in collaboration with Richard Rose) co-authored Newhouse, as well as the adaptations of Michael Ondaatje's Coming Through Slaughter, and Timothy Findley's Not Wanted on the Voyage.
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Brian Quirt is a dramaturg, director and playwright. He is Artistic Director of Nightswimming, a Toronto dramaturgical company that has commissioned 30 works of dance and drama, and Director of the Banff Centre Playwrights Lab. With more than 25 years experience as a dramaturg, Brian has worked with many of Canada’s leading playwrights. As a director, his credits include premieres of these Nightswimming commissions: Anita Majumdar’s Fish Eyes Trilogy (2014/15 national tour) and Same Same But Different (Theatre Passe Muraille/Alberta Theatre Projects), Carmen Aguirre’s Blue Box (2012-2014 national tour), Anosh Irani’s Bombay Black (Cahoots Theatre and tour), Judith Thompson’s Such Creatures (Theatre Passe Muraille), Andy Massingham’s Rough House (national tour) and Richard Sanger’s Whispering Pines (GCTC). He has created seven of his own plays, most recently Why We Are Here! (with Martin Julien). His plays include the 2009 Summerworks hit Lake Nora Arms (adapted from Michael Redhill’s book with Jane Miller), Blue Note (with Martin Julien; Harbourfront Centre), The Death of General Wolfe (Theatre Passe Muraille), and adaptations of Jane Urquhart’s The Whirlpool (Tarragon Theatre), and the Iranian play Aurash (with Soheil Parsa; Modern Times Theatre in Toronto, Iran, Columbia, Cuba and Bosnia). He has
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Contributor Notes

Daniel MacIvor has been creating new theatre since 1986 and was for twenty years the artistic director of da da kamera, an international touring company based in Toronto which he ran with Sherrie Johnson. His published work includes See Bob Run, Never Swim Alone, You Are Here, In On It, How It Works, I Still Love You: Five Plays—which won the Governor General's Literary Award for Drama in 2006—and His Greatness, which won Best New Play at the 2008 Jessie Awards in Vancouver. With Daniel Brooks he created the solo shows House, Monster, Cul-de-sac and This Is What Happens Next. He received an Obie and a GLAAD Award for his play In On It which was presented in New York at PS122 in September of 2001. Also a filmmaker, he has written and directed the feature films Past Perfect and Wilby Wonderful, and co-wrote and starred in Whole New Thing. He was the inaugural senior playwright-in-residence at the Banff Playwright's Colony and he is the recipient of the 2008 Elinore and Lou Siminovitch Prize in Theatre. Daniel lives in Toronto.

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