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The Turnover

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Kraar, Adam (American playwright, 19__-____), “The Turnover,”

a 10-minute serio-comedy, set on a roof-top in Brooklyn,


script/rights available from Adam Kraar, 507 Henry Street, Brooklyn, New York 11231, U.S.A. Cited by Adam Kraar via postal mail; Krarr says,

Dramatis Personae “Vinnie (m), 28, a dreamer; Mary (f) 26, a child-like woman.

Synopsis “Vinnie must choose between his lofty aspirations of being a famous science-fiction writer and his love for Mary, a simple young woman. He’s tempted by Mary’s innocent romantic overtures, but resists them because his neighborhood considers her slightly retarded and she doesn’t fit in with his ambition. Mary’s persistence finally forces Vinnie to tell her his secret goals. Once he shares them with her he realizes they are pipe dreams—and nowhere as important as sharing his stories with Mary.

Comment “A bittersweet play about two people whose love for each other helps them overcome their illusions about themselves. ‘The Turnover’ was a finalist for the 1996 Actors’ Theatre of Louisville Ten Minute Play Contest. Minimal set.” Items from résumé follow.  •  The Spirit House, Missoula Colony at Montana Rep (staged reading)  •  The Goddess Cure, PACT at Phil Bosakowski Theatre, Palmetto Play Service (Publisher), The Lark Theatre (workshop, staged reading)  •  The Princess of President Street, Jewish Ensemble Theatre (staged reading), April 1997, Shenandoah Playwrights Retreat at LaMama (reading), September, 1996  •  Meisel Offset, Aspen Playwrights Competition (Second Prize), Theatre Americana (Altadena, California), Dakin Fellowship, Sewanee Writers’ Conference  •  Laundry and Lies, Company One, Alice’s Fourth Floor  •  The Infant Society, Abingdon Theatre Company  •  Our Lady of Perpetual Dancer, The Drama Center (Florida), Judith Anderson Theatre  •  Storm in the Iron Box, Mt. Seauoyah New Play Retreat (workshop)  •  Lean Into the Imagination, Sundance Publishers (commission - children’s plays)  •  A Twist of Faith, Finalist, Weissberger Competition, Fellowship, Shenandoah Playwrights Retreat, Southeastern Theatre Conference New Play Award  •  Warehouse Moon, Ryan Repertory Company, Raleigh Ensemble Players, Victory Gardens Theater (reading)  •  Office Misheqoss, Ensemble Studio Theatre (reading), New York Shakespeare Festival (staged reading), Quaigh Theatre  •  Sing Out for Freedom, Theatreworks, USA commission  •  M.F.A., Columbia University.
Themes ambition, fame, goal, love, persistence, pipe dream, writing.


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