Tom Cone (Canadian playwright, 1947-____), “Stargazing,”
a __-minute play in English, set in _____, 1978,
© 1978 by Tom Cone;
• in Tom Cone’s Stargazing (Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Playwrights Co-op, 1978).
• Cited in The Brock Bibliography of Published Canadian Plays in English 1766-1978, edited by Anton Wagner (anthologist, editor, educator, theatre scholar, 1949-____) (Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Playwrights Press, 1980). ISBN 0-88754-157-7, ISBN 0-88754-155-0;
• script/rights available from The Gersh Agency, New York - Literary Agents, 41 Madison Avenue, 33rd Floor, New York, New York10010, U.S.A., telephone 212-997-1818, e-mail email@example.com, http://www.gershagency.com/.
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“Two couples explore their relationships while searching the evening skies for falling stars.”
• Premiered at Third Stage, Stratford Festival, Stratford, Ontario, Canada, August, 1978.—Brock, 95.
• “Tom Cone Playwright born in Miami, Florida, March 25, 1947, now residing in British Columbia. He made his theatrical debut as an actor at six years old. He studied in the United States and Italy, coming to Canada in 1970. He studied at Simon Fraser University (where his first two plays, 'The Organizer' and 'There' were premiered), before working at CBC Radio as a documentarist. His plays have been produced across the country and include: ‘There’ (premiered in 1972), ‘Herringbone’ (Playwrights’ Theatre Centre, 1975, subsequently performed at Festival Lennoxville starring Eric Peterson), ‘Stargazing’ (Stratford Festival, 1978) and ‘The Architect’ (Vancouver Opera, 1994). More recently, August, 2000, he provided the libretto for the Leslie Uyeda opera Game Misconduct (Vancouver Playhouse).”—Tom Cone, http://www.canadiantheatre.com/c/conet.html, accessed August 3, 2001.
• “Tom Cone is the author of numerous plays, operas, and librettos. While playwright-in-residence at the Stratford Festival, he premiered his play 'Stargazing' and his adaptation of Goldoni’s Servant of Two Masters. The musical adaptation of his play 'Herringbone' has been produced in Chicago, New York, London, Philadelphia, Edinburgh, Vancouver, and the Hartford Stage starring Joel Grey. Tom is currently working on a new full-length play, Love Lies Bleeding. He lives in Vancouver [British Columbia, Canada].—Anvil Press Catalogue - Authors, http://www.anvilpress.com/public_WWW/catalog/authors/index.htm, accessed December 2, 2006.
• “Cone’s plays present a remarkable talent for layering history, visual art, philosophy and contemporary social issues.”—The Rain Review of Books.
• “Playwrights Theatre Centre (formerly: New Play Centre) Play development organization in Vancouver, British Columbia founded in 1970. It originally advised on scripts and presented readings. In 1972, when Pam Hawthorn assumed artistic directorship, its mandate was broadened to workshops and stagings. It now offers a wide range of activities and services including writers groups, a library, a writers' room (with computer and printer), cabarets, a newsletter and a new play festival.”—Playwrights Theatre Centre (formerly: New Play Centre), http://www.canadiantheatre.com/p/playwrightstheatrecentre.html, accessed August 3, 2001.