Amelia Earhart Was Not a Spy
Other Plays by Colleen Curran
Curran, Colleen (Canadian playwright, novelist, CBC dramatist, actor, performer, screenwriter, b. Montreal, Canada, August 23, 1954-____), “Amelia Earhart Was Not a Spy,”
a 45-minute comedy in English, set in _____, Canada, evening, 1990,
© 1990 by Colleen Curran;
• in Colleen Curran’s Triple Play (Toronto, Ontario, Canada: NuAge Editions, 1990), ISBN 0-921833-28-8;
• script/rights (amateur) available from The Playwrights Guild of Canada, 54 Wolseley Street, 2nd Floor, Toronto, Ontario M5T 1A5, Canada, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.playwrightsguild.com/pgc/main.asp.
• Cited by Colleen Curran playwright - plays biography information, http://www.doollee.com/PlaywrightsC/CurranColleen.htm, accessed January 22, 2007.
Kevin (m), __, Hilary’s homosexual roommate; _____ (m), __, Hilary’s new fiance; Hilary (f), __, _____.
“Hilary and Kevin, her homosexual roommate have been living together for five years, but this evening Hilary has invited someone to dinner - her new fiance.”—Playwrights Guild :: Main, http://www.playwrightsguild.com/pgc/main.asp, accessed January 22, 2007.
• Premiered at Solar Stage, 4950 Young Street (or 40 King Street W), Toronto, Ontario M4N 6K1, Canada, 1985, telephone 416-368-8031.
• Colleen Curran is “a Montreal playwright, novelist, CBC dramatist, actor, performer and screenwriter. Her plays have been widely produced across Canada and the USA. Her comedies which premiered at the Blyth Festival are: CAKE-WALK, MOOSE COUNTY, MISS BALMORAL OF THE BAYVIEW, LOCAL TALENT, CEILI HOUSE and VILLA EDEN. Her play SACRED HEARTS which she adapted for CBC Morningside won an International Gabriel Award. Other works include IN THE COUNTRY OF THE BLUE, MOTHERS OF THE YEAR, CASA DE MARY MARGARET, EL CLAVADISTA and ANOTHER LABOUR DAY (Winner Best New Play QDF) and SOMETHING DRASTIC adapted from her first novel about Montreal singing waitress Lenore Rutland. Her other novels, also published by Goose Lane Editions, are OVERNIGHT SENSATION and GUESTS OF CHANCE (October 2005). She was Playwright in Residence at Centaur Theatre and is Co-Artistic Director of the Triumvirate Theatre Company. She has taught Playwriting all over North America and taught a Comedy Workshop at the National Theatre School of Canada.”—QWF Literary Database of Quebec English-language Authors : Authors: View, http://quebecbooks.qwf.org/authors/view/329, accessed January 22, 2007.
• “Curran, Colleen Quebec -based anglophone playwright born in Montreal in 1954. Prior to becoming a professional writer, Ms Curran worked as a copywriter, a school teacher, a magazine writer and researcher at the CBC. In 1984, she was playwright in residence at the Centaur Theatre while her work began to be produced across Canada and in the United States especially, though, at the Blyth Festival where Ms Curran is a local favourite. At Blyth they have done her Cake-Walk (1984 directed by Katherine Kaszas), Moose County (1985, directed by Terry Tweed ), Miss Blamoral of the Bayview (1987, directed by Tweed), Local Talent (1990, directed by Maja Ardal) and Ceili House (1993, directed by Patricia Vanstone). Ms Curran also writes for radio . In 1996 she published her first novel, Something Drastic and its theatrical adaptation opened in April, 2002, at the Prairie Theatre Exchange. Other plays include: El Clavidista (Second Stage, Vermont, 1981, directed by David J. Miller), Amelia Earhart was Not a Spy (Solar Stage, 1985, directed by Charles Northcote), Sacred Hearts ( Alberta Theatre Projects , 1989, directed by Michael Dobbin), Mothers of the Year ( Lunchbox Theatre , 1997, directed by Bartley Bard) and Maple Lodge (chosen by Samuel French Inc. as best Canadian play of the 1999, it will be published as part of their catalogue). An archival collection on this subject is available at the LW Conolly Theatre Archives at the University of Guelph, Ontario [Canada]. (Additional information provided by Ellen Goodman) Last updated 2006-07-24.”—Canadian Theatre Encyclopedia, http://www.canadiantheatre.com/dict.pl?term=Curran%2C%20Colleen, accessed January 22, 2007.
courtship, homosexuality, roommate.
Other Plays by Colleen Curran