The Weird Sisters
Other Plays by Christopher Kyle
Kyle, Christopher (American playwright, New York-based screenwriter, 1965-____), “The Weird Sisters,”
a 10-minute comedy in English, set in the dressing room of a community theater, U.S.A., the present,
(+ 1 offstage voice)
© 1988 by Christopher Kyle;
• in Christopher Kyle’s The Weird Sisters (New York: The Author, 1988);
• contact professional representation: David Styne (film), Creative Artists Agency, 2000 Avenue of the Stars, Los Angeles, California 90067, U.S.A., telephone 424-288-2000; Olivier Sultan (theatre), Creative Artists Agency, 162 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York 10010, U.S.A., telephone 212-277-9000.
• Cited by Christopher Kyle via e-mail, April 30, 2007; Kyle says,
First Witch (f), __, actress; Second Witch (f), __, actress; Third Witch (f), __, actress.
“Three actresses preparing to go onstage plot against the actor who has just dumped one of them.
• “An amusing riff on the curse associated with Shakespeare's Scottish Play.”—Short Plays by Christopher Kyle, http://christopherkyle.net/oneacts.aspx, accessed May 15, 2007.
• One set, simple production demands.
• Research could include text and explanatory notes, Act I, scene iii, Macbeth, http://www.shakespeare-online.com/plays/macbeth_1_3.html.
• “Christopher Kyle's plays include The Monogamist, Plunge, The Safety Net, Boca, and many others. His screenplay and television credits include Alexander, K-19: The Widowmaker, The Weight of Water, and Homicide: Life on the Streets." More information at http://www.christopherkyle.net.
• “Christopher Kyle’s plays include Plunge and The Monogamist, both of which premiered off-Broadway at Playwrights Horizons (The Monogamist was also published in American Theatre magazine); The Safety Net, which premiered at Broken Watch Theatre Company in New York; Boca, which premiered at Charlotte Repertory Theatre; and Dessert at Waffle House, Breakfast Anytime, which was produced at West Coast Ensemble. Other plays include Rachel, Berlin, Event Horizon, The Wilderness, Pacific Rim, This Blessed Knot, and American Pandora. His work has been presented by New York Theatre Workshop, Primary Stages, Seattle Rep., McCarter Theatre, New York Stage & Film, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Lincoln Center Library, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Naked Angels, Asolo Theatre, American Place Theatre, the National Theatre of Bulgaria, and by many others. A former Guggenheim Fellow in playwriting, Mr. Kyle has been the recipient of commissions from Seattle Rep., Dreamworks and the Charles H. Revson Foundation and his plays have been honored with the Stanley Drama Award and the Morton R. Sarett Memorial Playwriting Award. Mr. Kyle’s film credits include Oliver Stone’s Alexander and two films directed by frequent collaborator Kathryn Bigelow: K-19: The Widowmaker (starring Harrison Ford and Liam Neeson) and The Weight of Water (with Sean Penn). He also wrote two episodes of the long-running television series Homicide: Life on the Street. Other screenplays, as yet unproduced, include an adaptation of Erik Larson's bestseller The Devil in the White City, a remake of The Parallax View for Tom Cruise, a script about the Bay of Pigs invasion for director Ron Howard, and an epic about Pancho Villa for Antonio Banderas. Mr. Kyle’s current film projects include the supernatural thriller Dark Highway and a Cold War spy drama, The Death of Conrad Shepherd, for Dreamworks. Mr. Kyle is a graduate of Indiana State University and the MFA program in playwriting at Columbia University. He is a member of the Writers Guild of America East and the Dramatists Guild, and serves on the membership committee for the Dramatists Guild. A native of Terre Haute, Indiana, he now lives in Rockland County, New York with his wife and two children.”—About Christopher Kyle, http://christopherkyle.net/aboutus.aspx, accessed May 15, 2007.
• Photograph from About Christopher Kyle.
abandonment, acting, backstage, curse, Macbeth, revenge, Shakespeare (William Shakespeare, English poet, playwright, 1564-1616), spurned woman, stage manager, witchcraft, witch.