Other Plays by Janet Allard
Allard, Janet (American playwright, 19__-____),
“Painted Rain,” a 45-minute comedy-drama in English, set in a bedroom, _____,
© ____ by Janet Allard;
• in Janet Allard’s Painted Rain (New York: Playscripts, Inc., _____);
• script/rights available from Playscripts, Inc., 325 West 38th Street, Suite 305, New York, New York 10018, U.S.A., e-mail email@example.com, telephone 1-866-NEW-PLAY (1-866-639-7529), fax 1-888-203-4519.
• Cited by http://www.playscripts.com, accessed October 20, 2006.
_____ (m), older roommate, an aspiring painter confined to a wheelchair; _____ (m), younger roommate, an energetic non-conformist; _____ (f), __, a well-meaning social worker.
“’Painted Rain’ explores the relationship between two boys in an orphanage, on the verge of being separated by adoption. The younger boy, an energetic non-conformist, tries desperately to draw out his older roommate, who is an aspiring painter confined to a wheelchair that he refuses to relinquish for leg braces. Both boys strive to live life the way they want to live it and make their own choices, despite the external pressures and expectations of a well-meaning social worker. As the impending separation nears, these two ‘almost brothers’ struggle to break through their alienation and isolation to find companionship and connection.
• “A bedroom with two beds and a large window frame.
• Mild adult language.”
• "This is a sweet, sad vignette about two lonely boys growing up in an orphanage, one of whom dreams about being a painter. There is a gentle poetic quality in the writing and the imagery."—Mel Gussow, The New York Times.
• Very Special Arts Young Playwrights Award (1990); Southeast Region Young Playwrights' Award (1989); New York Young Playwrights Festival winner (1989); Henry Fonda Young Playwrights Project winner (1988).—Playscripts, Inc. - New Plays Now, http://www.playscripts.com, accessed October 20, 2006.
• “Janet Allard (Bill of (W)Rights | Incognito | Loyal | Painted Rain | Untold Crimes of Insomniacs) is the recipient of two Jerome Fellowships at The Playwrights' Center in Minneapolis. Recent works include: Vrooommm! A NASComedy (with Michael Dixon), currently being developed with Signature Theatre Company in Virginia, and staged at Theaterworks and Playlabs in 2005; Salmon Boy, commissioned by Perseverance Theatre; Incognito (Guthrie Theater commission) and Loyal (Guthrie Theater/Children's Theatre Company commission), published by Playscripts, Inc.; The Unknown: a silent musical, which won an award from the Jonathan Larson Foundation with P73 productions in 2002, and appeared at Joe's Pub as part of The Public Theater's New Work Now Festival 2004, and in the New York Musical Theater festival in 2005; Untold Crimes of Insomniacs (Guthrie Theater commission), staged at Playlabs 2003, premiered at the Guthrie Lab in 2004, and published by Playscripts, Inc.; Privates at Mixed Blood Theater as part of the Bill of (W)Rights project, published by Playscripts, Inc.; TGIF or Who is Monster Mom, (written with Lisa D'Amour) at Gray Space in Minneapolis; and The Swim at Red Eye Theater in Minneapolis. Ms. Allard's work has been seen at The Guthrie Lab, The Kennedy Center, Mixed Blood, Playwrights Horizons, Yale Rep, The Yale Cabaret, The Women's Project and Productions, Perseverance Theatre, The House Of Candles, and Access Theater in New York City, as well as internationally in Ireland, England, Greece, and New Zealand. Ms. Allard is a MacDowell Colony Fellow and a Fulbright Fellow (1998, New Zealand and the South Pacific). She is a core member of The Playwrights' Center and has an M.F.A. from the Yale School of Drama.”—Playscripts, Inc. - Playwright Bios, http://www.playscripts.com/authorbios.php3?start=20&letter=A&x=116&y=9, accessed October 21, 2006.
Page mounted October 21, 2006, updated February 12, 2009.
adoption, loneliness, male bonding, non-conformism, orphanage, separation, social work, wheelchair-bound.