Other Plays by Shem Bitterman
Bitterman, Shem (American playwright, screen writer, 19__-____), “Night-Side,”
a __-minute _____ in English, set in _____, _____,
© 200_ by Shem Bitterman;
• in Shem Bitterman’s Night-Side (New York: The Author, _____);
• script/rights available from Scott Hudson, Writers & Artists Agency, 19 West 44th Street, Suite 1000, New York, New York, U.S.A., e-mail _____, telephone (home) _____, _____, fax _____, _____.
• Cited by _____ via ftp _____, __, 2003; _____ says,
_____ (f), __, _____.
“Memories, ghosts and strange encounters guide a woman down a path of dark discovery. Does she witness a murder in the park, and is she now being followed, or does she imagine it all? Set in a surreal landscape of dreams and sexual fantasies, this one-character mystery is an acting tour de force!” — Doollee.com, http://www.doollee.com/Index1.htm, accessed January 27, 2004.
• Premiered at Humana Festival, Actors Theatre of Louisville, 1990-91.
• “Shem Bitterman is a graduate of University of Iowa Playwright’s Workshop and alumnus of The Juilliard School where he studied acting. His play The Job . . . won the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Ted Schmidt Award for ‘World Premiere of Outstanding New Play.' His play Ten Below played at The W.P.A. Theatre with Kevin Conway and Anthony Edwards starring. . . . Children’s plays include; Gulliver’s Travels and Robinson and Crusoe, both for ITP. Radio plays include; Timon of Athens for National Public Radio. He has had plays developed at The Sundance Institute, Midwest Playlabs, Steppenwolf, A.S.K., The Playwright’s Kitchen Ensemble and The Mark Taper Forum. He has won The California PIaywrights Competition, The CBS/FDG New Plays Award, The Mixed Blood Versus America Award, The National Play Award, The White Dove Award and The Fund For New American Plays. He has developed films . . . . In addition to his writing and directing, he has acted in plays by Han Ong, Conrad Bishop and Elizebeth Fuller and Ernest Joselovjtz and films by Han Ong and Tony Spiridakis. He has taught theatre arts and screenwriting and playwriting in various universities and venues, including Lancaster State Prison, The People’s Theatre in Beijing, Canton University and the University of Iowa. He is a member of Equity, S.A.G., the W.G.A. and the Writer’s Group at the Mark Taper Forum.”—Shem Bitterman, http://www.circustheatricals.com/shem_bitterman.htm, accessed January 27, 2004.
• “With Circus Theatricals: Man.Gov (2006/2007) The Job which won the LA Drama Critic's Circle Award for Best New Play, transferred to off-Broadway and was published by Samuel French and Smith & Kraus, The Circle, LA Weekly nominee for Best Leading Male Performance, Best Supporting Male Performance, a 2005 Pen/West Finalist. Selected other plays include: Ten Below, at the WPA, winner of the National Play Award, starring Kevin Conway and Anthony Edwards; Peephole at Geva, winner of the Davie Award, and subsequently made into a movie with Shem directing; Night-Side, a one-woman show at Actor's Theatre of Louisville, starring Pamela Gien (The Syringa Tree); The Ramp at South Coast Rep, winner of the California Playwright's Competition; Beijing Legends at The Mark Taper Forum and the Pacific Jewish Theatre, winner of the Fund For New American Plays; Self Storage at the Odyssey, subsequently made into the film Tinsletown, directed by Tony Spiridakis and starring Joe Pantoliano and Ron Perlman; Iowa Boys at The Actor's Studio, winner of the CBS/FDG New Plays Award. A playwright, screenwriter, actor, director and producer, Shem graduated New York's High School of Performing Arts and is an alumnus of Julliard, where he studied acting. He got his M.F.A. in Dramatic Writing at University of Iowa.”—Circus Theatricals - Harm's Way, http://www.circustheatricals.com/harmsway.html, July 10, 2008.
murder, sexual fantasy, surreality.