Other Plays by Sheri Wilner
Wilner, Sheri, American playwright, 1969-____), “Bake-Off,”
a 20-minute comedy-drama in English, set on the cooking floor of the Pillsbury Bake-Off, one year after the first man won the Grand Prize, 1997.
© 2001, 2003 by Sheri Wilner;
• in Humana Festival 2002: The Complete Plays, edited by Tanya Palmer (Hanover, New Hampshire, U.S.A.: Smith and Kraus, 2003), ISBN 1575253178;
• also, in Sheri Wilner’s Bake-Off (New York: Playscripts, Inc., 2003);
• script/rights available from Playscripts, Inc., P. O. Box 237060, New York, New York 10023, U.S.A., email@example.com, http://www.playscripts.com, telephone/fax 866-639-7529, international fax 212-799-6708;
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• contact Sheri Wilner, e-mail:email@example.com
• Cited in Playscripts, Inc., Catalogue of Plays 2004-2005 (New York: Playscripts, Inc., 2004), p. 50;
Paul (m), 33-40, contestant; Pillsbury Doughboy (m), 25-40, a “trade-show” actor in costume; Rita (f), 38-48, contestant.
“Last year, a man won the largest cash prize in Bake-Off history; this year, one female contestant will make sure the male entrants get their ‘just desserts.’
• “This one-set play needs only one or more tables.
• “The play was produced July, 2001, at the Cherry Lane Theatre, in New York, New York."
• It was produced in April, 2002, at the 26th Annual Humana Festival of New American Plays at Actors Theatre of Louisville.
• “‘In Bake Off,’ the playwright Sheri Wilner has concocted an original and laugh-out-loud satire on gender roles... 'Bake Off' is barbed, witty, thoughtful, giggle and snort inducing and most of all compact; it accomplishes everything in 20 minutes tops."[Bruce Weber, The New York Times]—Playscripts, Inc. - Sheri Wilner, http://www.playscripts.com/author.php3?authorid=145, accessed June 17, 2007.
• “Sheri Wilner . . . has twice been a co-winner of the Heideman Award granted by the Actors Theatre of Louisville; in 1998 for LABOR DAY, which premiered at the 1999 Humana Festival and in 2001 for BAKE OFF which premiered at the 2002 Humana Festival in April. Her play FATHER JOY was workshopped at the 2003 O’Neill Playwrights Conference, and received readings by the Old Vic Theatre in London (Old Vic/New Voices program), the Philadelphia Theatre Company and Primary Stages; and will be produced in July 2005 at the Contemporary American Theatre Festival (CATF) in Shepherdstown, WV. She has received productions of her plays HUNGER (CATF and Epiphany Theatre Company in New York City); MOVING SHORTLY (Naked Angels); RELATIVE STRANGERS (Miami’s City Theatre, New Georges, the Organic Theater Company and the Pittsburgh New Works Festival); JOAN OF ARKANSAS, (Actors Theatre of Louisville and New Georges); LITTLE DEATH OF A SALESMAN (New Georges and the 2000 Boston WOT Festival); and THE UNKNOWN PART OF THE OCEAN (2002 Boston WOT Festival). She is currently writing one-act plays for New Georges and the Hourglass Group as well as a screenplay based on her play BAKE OFF. Her plays have been published in numerous anthologies including RELATIVE STRANGERS in The Best American Short Plays 2000-2001 (Applause Books) HUNGER in New Playwrights: The Best New Plays of 1999 (Smith & Kraus) and LABOR DAY in Ten-Minute Plays: Volume 5 from Actors Theatre of Louisville (Smith & Kraus). She . . . is a former member of Primary Stages New American Writers Group.”—PRIMARY STAGES - celebrating playwrights and new plays, http://www.primarystages.com/writers2.htm, accessed July 17, 2007.
• “Sheri Wilner (Bake Off | The Bushesteia | Equilibrium | The First Night of Chanukah | Hell and Back | Joan of Arkansas | The Miracle of Chanukah | Moving Shortly | Relative Strangers | A Tall Order | The Unknown Part of the Ocean) . . . . Her other plays include: Father Joy, which was produced at the Contemporary American Theatre Festival in Shepherdstown, West Virginia, and read at the Old Vic Theatre in London, the Eugene O'Neill Playwrights Conference, Primary Stages, The Philadelphia Theatre Company, New Georges, and Rattlestick Theatre; Moving Shortly, produced by Naked Angels (NYC); Relative Strangers, produced by City Theatre (Miami and Ft. Lauderdale), New Georges, the Organic Theater Company (Chicago), the 2001 Boston Women on Top Festival, and the Pittsburgh New Works Festival; Hunger, produced by CATF and the Epiphany Theatre Company in New York; Joan of Arkansas, produced at Actors Theatre of Louisville and New Georges; Little Death of a Salesman, produced at New Georges and the 2000 Boston Women On Top Festival; The Unknown Part of the Ocean, produced at the 2002 Boston WOT Festival; Hell and Back, produced by New Georges; and The Bushesteia, produced by the Hourglass Group in New York, and The Drilling Company in Los Angeles. Her plays have been published in numerous anthologies, including Labor Day in Ten-Minute Plays: Volume 5 from Actors Theatre of Louisville (Samuel French), Relative Strangers in The Best American Short Plays 2000-2001 (Applause Books) and Hunger in New Playwrights: The Best New Plays of 1999 (Smith & Kraus). She received her M.F.A. in Playwriting from Columbia University in 1999 and was named a 2000-2001 Dramatists Guild Playwriting Fellow. She is currently a Jerome Fellow at the Playwrights Center in Minneapolis.”—Playscripts, Inc. - Sheri Wilner, http://www.playscripts.com, accessed July 17, 2007.
battle of the sexes, contest, feminism, gender, Pillsbury Bake-Off, Pillsbury Doughboy, prize, women’s rights, trade-show performance.