Other Plays by Courtney Baron
Baron, Courtney (aka Courtney Melaine Baron, American playwright, 19__-____),
“Consumption,” a 55-minute drama in English, set in _____, _____,
© 2005 by Courtney Baron;
• in Courtney Baron’s Consumption (New York: Playscripts, Inc., 2005);
• script/rights available from Playscripts, Inc., 325 West 38th Street, Suite 305, New York, New York 10018, U.S.A., e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, telephone 1-866-NEW-PLAY (1-866-639-7529), fax 1-888-203-4519.
• Cited by http://www.playscripts.com, accessed October 20, 2006.
Gideon (m), 24, a reverend from Boston and Upstate, New York, U.S.A.; Nathaniel (m), 21, a college student from Canton, Ohio, U.S.A.; Pearl (f), 18, a mother from Grassy Creek, North Carolina, U.S.A.; Hannah (f), 22, a nurse from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.
“In a single moment, four young strangers are coughing. A reverend, a mother, a nurse, and a college student inhabit different places, but are the same in youth and illness. They tell . . . their vividly intertwined stories [to be remembered], together dreaming of what they’ll leave behind and who they might have become.
• “A beautifully poetic evocation of young people succumbing to the devastation of tuberculosis in the 19th century.
• “Minimal set, four beds. Minimal props.”
• Premiered at the Guthrie Theatre, 2005.
• Script sample online at Playscripts, Inc. - Consumption, http://www.playscripts.com/playview.php3?playid=1066, accessed October 25, 2006.
• “Ms. Baron's plays have been produced at The Magic Theatre, Guthrie Theatre in Minneapolis, Actors Theatre of Louisville, as part of the 24-Hour Plays, as part of the Larson Project at New York Theatre Workshop, at the Jose Quintero Theatre, as part of the Chekhov Now Festival and at City Theatre in Miami. Her plays have been workshopped and read at the Atlantic Theatre, the Cherry Lane Theatre, Ensemble Studio Theatre, the Famous Door Theatre in Chicago, Manhattan Theatre Club, the Public Theatre, Primary Stages, Rattlestick Theatre and Royal Court Theatre in London. Ms. Baron is currently a member of the Primary Stages' New American Writers Group and is under commission with Guthrie Theatre in Minneapolis. She holds an MFA in playwriting from Columbia University.”—Playscripts, Inc. - Courtney Baron, http://www.playscripts.com/author.php3?authorid=534, accessed October 25, 2006. • “ WEDDINGS/CELEBRATIONS; Courtney Baron, Blair Singer, October 26, 2003: Courtney Melaine Baron, the daughter of Wendy Baron and Frederick Baron, both of Dallas, was married yesterday to Blair Gilbert Singer, a son of Lois Singer of Monroe Township, N.J., and Brian Singer of Los Angeles. Dr. Khoren Arisian, the senior leader of New York Society for Ethical Culture, officiated at Peter White Studios in Manhattan. Judge Audrey R. Evans, a cousin of the bride who sits on the United States Bankruptcy Court in Little Rock, Ark., took part in the ceremony. Ms. Baron, 31, is keeping her name. She is a playwright whose Earl Streetman was produced in March at the New York Theater Workshop, an Off Broadway company, in Manhattan. She is an adjunct professor of English at New Jersey City University and a member of the New American Writers Group at Primary Stages, an Off Broadway theater company. She graduated from the University of Texas and received a Master of Fine Arts degree in playwriting from Columbia. Her father is the senior partner in Baron & Budd, a Dallas law firm, and was in 2000 and 2001 the president of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, in Washington. Her mother is an architect with Morrison Seifert Murphy, an architecture and interior design firm in Dallas. The bride is the stepdaughter of Lisa Blue. Mr. Singer, 33, teaches drama with the DreamYard Drama Project in New York, at the Bronx Academy of Letters and at In-Tech Academy, both public schools in the Bronx. He is also a playwright, and his ‘First One Down’ is to run next month as part of a festival of new works at the Vital Theater, an Off Off Broadway company. His mother is the director of marketing at Stony Brook Assisted Living, a home for the elderly in Pennington, N.J. His father retired as the president of Austin Financial Services in Los Angeles.”—WEDDINGS/CELEBRATIONS; Courtney Baron, Blair Singer - New York Times, http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9C03E1D81531F935A15753C1A9659C8B63, accessed October 25, 2006,
1800s, consumption, disease, legacy, tuberculosis.