Other Plays by Christopher Durang
- Altar Boy Talks To God-An-2m
- Aunt Dan Meets The Madwoman Of Chaillot-1m1f
- Canker Sores And Other Distractions-1m2f
- Cardinal O Connor-1m
- DMV Tyrant-1m1f
- Doctor Will See You Now-The-2m2f
- Entertaining Mr Helms-2m2f
- For Whom The Southern Belle Tolls-2m2f
- Funeral Parlor-1m1f
- Gym Teacher-1m
- Hardy Boys And The Mystery Of Where Babies Come From-The-3m1f
- Mrs Sorken-2m2f
- Nina In The Morning-3m1f
- Not My Fault-2m2f
- One Minute Play-1m1f
- Phyllis And Xenobia-2f
- Under Duress-2m1f
- Wandas Visit-2m2f
- Woman Stand Up-1f
- Women In A Playground-2f
Durang, Christopher (American playwright, actor, cabaret performer, January 2, 1949-____), “Gym Teacher,”
a __-minute _____ in English, set in _____, 1998,
© 1998 by Christopher Durang;
• in Christopher Durang’s "Gym Teacher" from the anthology Naomi in the Living Room and Other Short Plays (New York: Dramatists Play Service, Inc., 1998), ISBN 9780822214489.
• script/rights available from Dramatists Play Service, 440 Park Avenue South, New York, New York 10016, U.S.A., e-mail email@example.com, http://www.dramatists.com, telephone 212-683-8960, fax 212-213-1539.
_____ (m), __, crude, sex obsessed, macho gym teacher.
“An overly macho gym teacher addresses a co-ed class of seventh graders, saying inappropriate things and eventually forcing the unlucky class to play a game of ‘bombardment’ (hitting members of the other team with volleyballs), but this time played with bowling balls.”—Dramatists Play Service, Inc., http://www.dramatists.com/cgi-bin/db/single.asp?key=8, accessed March 13, 2008.
“Christopher Ferdinand Durang . . . is an American playwright known for works of outrageous and often absurd comedy. His work was especially popular in the 1980s. Christopher Durang was born in Montclair, New Jersey, the son of architect Francis Ferdinand Durang, Jr., and grew up in Berkeley Heights. He attended Catholic schools as a child, including the Our Lady of Peace School in New Providence, New Jersey. He received a B.A. in English from Harvard and an M.F.A. in playwriting from Yale School of Drama. He lives in Bucks County with his partner, John Augustine; they have been together for 20 years. His work often deals critically with issues of child abuse, Roman Catholic dogma and culture, and homosexuality. His plays have been performed nationwide, including on Broadway and Off-Broadway. His works include Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All for You, Beyond Therapy, Baby With the Bathwater, The Nature and Purpose of the Universe, Titanic, A History of the American Film, The Marriage of Bette and Boo, Laughing Wild, 'Dentity Crisis, The Actor's Nightmare, The Vietnamization of New Jersey, Betty's Summer Vacation, Adrift in Macao, Mrs. Bob Cratchit's Wild Christmas Binge, Miss Witherspoon, and a collection of one-act parodies meant to be performed in one evening entitled Durang/Durang that includes 'Mrs. Sorken', 'For Whom The Southern Belle Tolls' (a parody of The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams), 'A Stye Of the Eye', 'Nina in the Morning', 'Wanda's Visit', and 'Business Lunch at the Russian Tea Room'. He has also written a number of unproduced screenplays, including The Nun Who Shot Liberty Valence, The House of Husbands (which he co-authored with Wendy Wasserstein), and The Adventures of Lola. Durang has denounced the Robert Altman 1987 film adaptation of Beyond Therapy, calling it 'horrific' and accusing Altman of totally rewriting the script 'so that all psychology is thrown out the window, and the characters dash around acting crazy but with literally no behavioral logic underneath.' Durang has performed as an actor for both stage and screen. He first came to prominence in his Off-Broadway satirical review Das Lusitania Songspiel, which he performed with friend and fellow Yale alumna Sigourney Weaver. Later he co-starred in one of his own plays as Matt in The Marriage of Bette and Boo. He received Obie Awards for Sister Mary Ignatius, The Marriage of Bette and Boo and Betty's Summer Vacation. He received a nomination for a Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical for A History of the American Film. Durang has been awarded numerous fellowships and high profile grants including a Guggenheim, a Rockefeller, the CBS Playwriting Fellowship, the Lecomte du Nouy Foundation grant, and the Kenyon Festival Theatre Playwriting Prize. He is a member of the Dramatists Guild Council, and is co-chair of the playwriting program at Juilliard. He was also a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Drama in 2006 for Miss Witherspoon.—Christopher Durang - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christopher_Durang, accessed March 13, 2008.
co-education, game, propriety, seventh grade, volleyball.