From Shakespeare With Love by Jonathan Dorf

Comedy/ 4 actors minimum, 2 Men, 2 Women; expandable up to 7-8 Men, 6 Women/ One Act

Synopsis:
Four of the Bard’s characters wait for an overdue flight to London. When Romeo reveals that he plans to revenge himself upon Shakespeare, whom he blames for ruining his life, by killing him in a duel, the others — Titania, Viola, and Antipholus — try to save the playwright by convincing Romeo that Shakespeare “does indeed love love.”

To do so, they recall scenes (excerpts from the actual Shakespearean plays) that show Shakespeare’s playful side. Titania, for example, shows her enchanted love for Bottom. Antipholus shows Romeo the confusion that occurs when he is mistaken for his twin brother — by his brother’s wife. Viola, dressed as a man, carries a Duke’s message of love to another woman — even though Viola has fallen in love with the Duke herself.

At the very last moment, they succeed in convincing Romeo to spare Shakespeare, and all’s well that ends well.

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Presented by special arrangement with YouthPLAYS.

“A delightful portrayal and enriching experience of Shakespeare and some of the many ‘love’ interests in his plays.

“Comments we have received based on the evaluations that are mailed to us state that the show is ‘excellent, very funny,’ ‘very appropriate for 7th through 12th grades,’ ‘a clever concept,’ and ‘A delightful romp into a world that students rarely get to experience . . .’.”
– Francis Licopoli, Outreach Coordinator, Walnut Street Theatre

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About the Playwright: Jonathan Dorf has had his plays produced across the United States, as well as in several foreign countries, including stagings of his work by Walnut Street Theatre, Playwrights Theatre of New Jersey, Ensemble Studio Theatre – LA and the Pittsburgh New Works Festival. Mr. Dorf is the co-chair of the Alliance of Los Angeles Playwrights, the former managing director of the Philadelphia Dramatists Center and a member of the Dramatists Guild of America. He has also written several produced short screenplays and a number of feature scripts.

In addition to writing for stage and screen, he serves as the resident playwriting expert for Final Draft: he created “Ask the Expert” Playwriting for their scriptwriting software and also writes a column about playwriting for their website. He is resident playwriting expert for The Writers Store, for whom he created Playwriting 101.com, and he also contributes regularly to their e-zine. He graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College with a degree in dramatic writing and literature and holds an MFA in playwriting from UCLA. He is available to playwrights and screenwriters as a script consultant.

From Shakespeare With Love? was commissioned and premiered (under the title Shakespeare in Love?) by the Walnut Street Theatre Outreach Program, Philadelphia.

Godot Arrives by Daniel Curzon

Comedy/ 4 Characters, 3 men + 1 either gender/ Full Length, Two acts

Synopsis: 
In a sequel to Beckett’s Waiting for Godot, Godot finally arrives, bringing mankind, in the form of Gogo and Didi, various spiritual, worldly, and mental “answers” to life’s many riddles, while the sinister clown Bozo interferes and tries to win a bet with Godot about the human beings. All is presented in a comic, absurdist manner that is a comment on the theater (“acting,” pleasing audiences, being out of work etc.) as much as on human existence and the duality of nature.

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416 Dorado Terrace
San Francisco, California
USA 94112
Email: curzon@pacbell.net

About the Playwright: Daniel Curzon’s works include the novel Something You Do in the Dark (1971), The World Can Break Your Heart(1984), Superfag (1996) and Not Necessarily Nice: stories (1998), as well as the plays My Unknown Son (Circle Rep Lab, New York, 1987) and 1001 Nights at the House of Pancakes (San Francisco, 1998). Godot Arrives won the Southwest Theatre Association’s 1999 National New Play Contest, and was first produced by the California Travel Troupe at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2000.He has also written and published non-gay fiction and plays. His plays, both gay and non-gay, have been produced in several cities.

Godot Arrives won the Southwest Theatre Association’s 1999 National New Play Contest, and was first produced by the California Travel Troupe at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2000.

Christmas Naughty and Nice by Daniel Curzon

Christmas Naughty and Nice

Comedy-Drama/ Multiple Characters, flexible casting/ Full Length, five short plays

Synopsis:
(from The Portland Phoenix): “Playwright Daniel Curzon explains that he wrote Christmas Naughty and Nice ‘to vent his inner Grinch, to make angels weep, and because he has sold his soul to the Devil.’ That gives you a fair indication of the range of tones expressed over the course of the show’s five plays.

“At one end, we have the humor of precocious adolescents. In the opening play, ‘Honest Christmas Presents,’ family members give what they really want to give, with varying degrees of cleverness: Tween Melissa in headgear gets dog doo from her brother Billy; Mom gets a ‘pile remover’ from Dad, who in return gets a penis enlarger.

“At the far end of the show’s range, we have the drama ‘A Christmas Mistake.’ The heartstring-pulling ‘Mistake’ looks in on a man remembering a past Christmas Eve, when he crossed the Golden Gate Bridge with his young daughter. The mistake of the title happens when the girl, who is fated to die the next year, believes a homeless man, who is about to jump, to be Santa Claus.

“The most interesting and unexpected of the plays is ‘A Christmas Miracle,’ in which two military men in uniform at a mess hall Christmas Eve party hide their love and lust in full sight. Like Naughty and Nice itself, it melds the perversely funny with the poignant.”

“Melds the perversely funny with the poignant . . . . studded with moments of both hilarity and quiet power.”
The Portland Phoenix

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416 Dorado Terrace
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USA 94112
Email: curzon@pacbell.net

About the Playwright: Daniel Curzon’s works include the novel Something You Do in the Dark (1971), The World Can Break Your Heart(1984), Superfag (1996) and Not Necessarily Nice: stories (1998), as well as the plays My Unknown Son (Circle Rep Lab, New York, 1987) and 1001 Nights at the House of Pancakes (San Francisco, 1998). Godot Arrives won the Southwest Theatre Association’s 1999 National New Play Contest, and was first produced by the California Travel Troupe at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2000.

He has also written and published non-gay fiction and plays. His plays, both gay and non-gay, have been produced in several cities.

Christmas Naughty and Nice was first produced by Dark Water Theatre Company, Portland, Maine in 2009.

 

A Pirate’s Delight by David Cronin

Comedy/ 4 Characters, 2 Men, 2 Women/ One Act

Synopsis:

Captain Black Diamond is a little crazy from too many close calls with cannon balls. And that’s not his crew’s only problem. The first Mate wants to be captain. They have to sail for Treasure Island to get more treasure.

Developments on their island, though, force a change of plan. When the lonely lighthouse keeper appears, the Captain has to decide where his loyalty lies. Despite sword fights and plank walking, all parties find the treasure they need in the end.

 

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PO Box 35
Stepney, Australia
5069
E-mail: davidcronin3@bigpond.comAbout the Playwright: A professional performer for over 25 years, David Cronin is an entertainer for both adults and children. He performs a variety show with comedy, magic and juggling and conducts workshops and courses in Clown, Circus Skills, and Magic.His presentations as a speaker educate youth and adults about the health and fitness benefits of humour and laughter, with fun, interactive play.He is proud to be a member of the Clown Doctor team, bringing Laughter Therapy regularly to the Women’s and Children’s Hospital and at Flinders MC for over eleven years. Both the parents and the staff also benefit from the fun!

David creates and produces educational and entertaining shows and plays. These are performed in pre-school centres, primary and secondary schools, as well as for vacation care and holiday programs.

Plays include: Once Upon A Chair, The Cloud Catchers, Once Upon a Platypus, The Coco Circus Show, Jester Minute, Captain Black Diamond Pirate Show, A Pirate’s Delight, Find the Pharoh, Where’s Bully?, Rocky Star, Tubes ‘R Us.

David Cronin studied theatre abroad, and worked for 15 years in European and Asian countries. He is a member of a number of international associations, and Coordinator of the Laughter Yoga Clubs of SA (LYSA). David is married to Rosalie with four children.

A Pirate’s Delight was commissioned by the Maritime Museum at Port Adelaide and performed for five seasons.

Cloud Catchers

Comedy/ 6 Characters, 1 Man, 1 Woman, 4 Puppets/ One Act

Synopsis: Two dogs, Yippy and Yappy, enjoy working on a sheep station. But when drought persists, they are sold to a new owner. Yippy and Yappy set off to save their sheep station, with their purchaser chasing after them. On their journey they meet other characters, animals and birds, who eventually assist them in achieving their goal.

The Cloud Catchers is about the importance of water, and promotes discussion on water use, the water cycle, and care for the environment. It also engages and nurtures our innate creativity and imagination, as we search for solutions to what may seem like unsolvable problems from our current standpoint.

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David Cronin
PO Box 35
Stepney, Australia
5069
E-mail: davidcronin3@bigpond.comAbout the Playwright: A professional performer for over 25 years, David Cronin is an entertainer for both adults and children. He performs a variety show with comedy, magic and juggling and conducts workshops and courses in Clown, Circus Skills, and Magic.His presentations as a speaker educate youth and adults about the health and fitness benefits of humour and laughter, with fun, interactive play.

He is proud to be a member of the Clown Doctor team, bringing Laughter Therapy regularly to the Women’s and Children’s Hospital and at Flinders MC for over eleven years. Both the parents and the staff also benefit from the fun!

David creates and produces educational and entertaining shows and plays. These are performed in pre-school centres, primary and secondary schools, as well as for vacation care and holiday programs.

Plays include: Once Upon A Chair, The Cloud Catchers, Once Upon a Platypus, The Coco Circus Show, Jester Minute, Captain Black Diamond Pirate Show, A Pirate’s Delight, Find the Pharoh, Where’s Bully?, Rocky Star, Tubes ‘R Us.

David Cronin studied theatre abroad, and worked for 15 years in European and Asian countries. He is a member of a number of international associations, and Coordinator of the Laughter Yoga Clubs of SA (LYSA). David is married to Rosalie with four children.

Cloud Catchers has been performed mainly in school theatre auditoriums on innumerable occasions over the last 12 years.

Slay It With Music — Book & Lyrics by Michael Colby, Music by Paul Katz

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Musical Comedy/ 10 Characters, 4 Women, 4 Men/ Full Length, Two Acts

Synopsis: Slay It With Music is an original, six-character musical in the tradition of What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?, Sunset Boulevard, and The Bad Seed. It tells the saga of Edna Beaucoup, a fading, forgotten Hollywood star of the 40s. Cooped up in her spooky California home — attended by Zachary, her compulsive retainer — she has been approached to make a film comeback. However, given Edna’s past, in which she was implicated in the murder of her coiffeur/lover, Zachary isn’t sure Edna should make this film: a slasher movie, Chop, Chop.

Adding to the complications, Edna’s sister Marcy, a TV star, arrives for a visit. Marcy’s soap opera Poughkeepsie has just been axed by the network, so Marcy can no longer afford to help maintain Edna’s home. Marcy also demands that Edna not make the slasher movie, because it could remind the public of past scandal. Thereupon, Edna “accidentally” breaks her sister’s leg. Marcy is forced to stay in the house, where Edna and Zachary can care for her and where Marcy reluctantly helps Edna rehearse for the slasher movie. Meanwhile, Marcy’s scoundrel ex-husband, Chad Walker, tracks her down. Desperate for money, he barges into the house and gets in a tiff with Edna. She kills him in self-defense. Marcy discovers the body, whereupon Edna locks Marcy up to keep her quiet. As Marcy vainly tries to escape, Edna marches off to start her first day of filming Chop Chop. More bedlam occurs, as Rosemarie Clinger, a movie fan, sneaks into the house. Rosemarie is viciously murdered, her screams heard by Marcy. Hours later, Edna — fired after one day’s shooting — confronts Marcy. Surprise revelations follow, resulting in the sisters’ reconciliation — but only momentarily. At curtain, the sisters are back fighting as vociferously as ever.

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Slay It With Music will kill you with laughs!” – Rex Reed, The Observer“New musical should slay them in the aisles! . . . Delightfully nutty musical. Engagingly witty score. Strong plot. Echoes movies like The Bad Seed, Psycho, and Sunset Boulevard, along with more distinct reverberations, in terms of style, of Charles Ludlam’s Ridiculous Theatrical Company. The acting and singing are uniformly engaging.” – Don Nelsen, Daily News

“Merrily madcap, murderous mini-musical! . . . Reminiscent of What Ever Happened to Baby Jane, Sweeney Todd, and Little Shop of Horrors. Deliciously campy, gory musical romp.” – Jeanne Lieberman, N.Y. Law Journal

“Lighthearted…amusing…charming. . . . Deft, witty pastiches of 1940’s Hollywood production numbers.” – Stephen Holden, New York Times

“Great show! . . . After seeing Slay It With Music, I can only hope that the team of Michael Colby and Paul Katz get their long due recognition and we see this production either on Broadway or in a major off-Broadway house very soon.” – Jeffrey Goodman, Parlee “Molti applausi!” – Mario Fratti, Oggi Magazine

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About the playwright: Michael Colby is the librettist/lyricist of such musicals as Charlotte Sweet (Drama Desk Award nomination), Tales of Tinseltown (Coconut Grove Playhouse), North Atlantic (Show Business Award), Mrs. McThing (Goodspeed), and Ludlow Ladd (New American Theatre). He was chief writer for the Drama Desk Award-winning New Amsterdam Theatre Company, and has written special material for numerous celebrities and Theatre by the Blind. He is a member of the BMI and The Dramatists Guild.

About the composer: About the composer: Paul Katz has written music and lyrics heard on television, stage, and radio. He is the composer of Dirty Dreams of a Clean Cut Kid, which won San Francisco’s prestigious Cable Car Award (1991) for “Outstanding Achievement in Theatre,” as well as Chicago’s After Dark Award. His other musicals include the acclaimed Seduction and The American Beat Nightclub. In collaboration with Michael Colby, he wrote the musical scores to Slay It With Music and Tinseltown. Tinseltown was showcased off-off Broadway, then presented in a revised version at the George Street Playhouse, the Gaslamp Theatre (San Diego), and, most recently, the Coconut Grove Playhouse (Miami) to great success. Accompanist to such stars as Andrea Marcovicci, Marilyn Michaels, and Vicki Stuart, he was musical director/arranger for Forbidden Broadway Presents Mr. President and This Life: A Tribute to Portia Nelson, winning the prestigious Bistro Award.

Slay It With Music was first produced by Broadway Tomorrow at The Actors Outlet, New York City, in October, 1989.

North Atlantic — Book & Lyrics by Michael Colby, Music & Lyrics by James Fradrich

North Atlantic

Musical Comedy/ 7 Characters, 4 Women, 3 Men, Chorus/ Full Length, Two Acts

Synopsis: North Atlantic is an affectionate multi-level spoof of Rodgers and Hammerstein musicals — set in Eskimo land. With South Pacific as its closest touchstone, this family musical features elements reminiscent of the entire Rodgers and Hammerstein catalogue. Set somewhere in the mysterious North Atlantic, it takes place sometime after World War II. It tells how Honey Snodgrass and Melanie Fong, members of the Iowa branch of the Teaching Corps, find romance, bigotry, and a dream ballet in this exotic region.

“Not only the best of the three musicals I saw last week. It was the best of the year.”
– Henry Hewes, former President, New York Drama Critics Circle

Winner of the Show Business Award for “Outstanding Production of the Year.”

The first act of North Atlantic may be read by clicking on the “Read It Now” button. For a complete reading copy, please see the Contact Information elsewhere on this page.

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About the playwright: Michael Colby is the librettist/lyricist of such musicals as Charlotte Sweet (Drama Desk Award nomination), Tales of Tinseltown (Coconut Grove Playhouse), North Atlantic (Show Business Award), Mrs. McThing (Goodspeed), and Ludlow Ladd (New American Theatre). He was chief writer for the Drama Desk Award-winning New Amsterdam Theatre Company, and has written special material for numerous celebrities and Theatre by the Blind. He is a member of the BMI and The Dramatists Guild.

About the composer: James Fradrich assisted the orchestrator of the Broadway productions of Miss Saigon, The Secret Garden, and the first national tour of Jerome Robbins’ Broadway. He has played engagements with several symphony orchestras, and was arranger and musical director for the hit off-Broadway musical Boy Meets Boy. Other off-Broadway productions as musical director and/or arranger have included Carnival (Equity Library Theatre), Gift of the Magi (Players Theatre), Babes in Arms (Playwrights Horizons), From Brooks with Love (Harold Clurman), and Man With a Load of Mischief (The Production Company). He has served in the same capacity on several regional productions and toured as pianist/arranger on I Am an American (for USO) and as pianist for Columbia Artists Management with The First Gilbert & Sullivan Quartet. He is a graduate of Lawrence University and was Archivist/Concert Librarian/General Musical Consultant for Rodgers and Hammerstein.

North Atlantic was first produced by the Gene Frankel Theatre, New York City.

Delphi or Bust — Libretto by Michael Colby, Music by Gerald Jay Markoe

Delphi or Bust

Musical Comedy/ 8 Characters, 4 Women, 4 Men/ Full Length, Two Acts

Synopsis:
A musical satire of Greek mythology and epic adventure, written in the style of Greek allegory, except that most of its characters are original inventions.

Taking place in Ancient Greece, Delphi or Bust revolves around Candora — a young prophetess whose truthfulness gets on everyone’s nerves. She ends up competing with a pair of lovely and loony aspiring seers — Zircony and Nebula — to become the new Oracle at Delphi. Along the way, she is romanced by both a narcissist (Asphodel) and a dashing Cyclops (Cy), and almost murdered by Hernia, the Greek Goddess of Inner Disorder.

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“A DELICIOUS MUSICAL ROMP. Colby’s witty and pun-filled books and lyrics are in the style of Ira Gershwin and Cole Porter. All members of the cast have show-stopping numbers.” – Victor Gluck, Backstage

“VILLAGE VOICE THEATRE CHOICE: A witty spoof of Greek myths, invoking the incisive anarchy of Aristophanes and the Marx Brothers.” – Laurie Stone, Village Voice

“IDEAL ENTERTAINMENT FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY. A charming musical celebrating Greek mythology and the very act of story-telling, performed by an appealing cast. Delightful fun.” – Martin Denton, nytheatre.com

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About the playwright: Michael Colby is the librettist/lyricist of such musicals as Charlotte Sweet (Drama Desk Award nomination), Tales of Tinseltown (Coconut Grove Playhouse), North Atlantic (Show Business Award), Mrs. McThing (Goodspeed), and Ludlow Ladd (New American Theatre). He was chief writer for the Drama Desk Award-winning New Amsterdam Theatre Company, and has written special material for numerous celebrities and Theatre by the Blind. He is a member of the BMI and The Dramatists Guild.

About the composer: Gerald Jay Markoe studied at the Manhattan School of Music and the Juilliard School, receiving Master and Bachelor of Music Degrees. His musicals include Charlotte Sweet (Drama Desk nomination), Delphi or Bust, Happy Haunting, and Ludlow Ladd. In addition to his theatre scores, he is the widely acclaimed composer of numerous CD’s which have topped the New Age best-seller charts. These include Music From the Pleiades, Music of the Angels, Zen Meditations and Celestial Mozart Volumes I and II.

Delphi or Bust was first produced by AMAS Musical Theatre, NYC in December, 1998.

Babes In America by Carole Clement

Comedy-drama/ 7 Characters, 3 Women, 3 Men, 1 either gender/ Full Length, Two acts

Synopsis: (From NewYorkTheatre.com): “Babes in America is a new play by Carole Clement about a woman named Liz Small who is suffering from information overload. An obedient wife and mother of two, Liz finds herself confronting the absurdities of the Information Age — ‘information overload and experiential underload.’ Struggling against the inertia of her own values, she must move beyond the expectations of others while avoiding the ‘Siren Song’ of new technology.”

(From www.offoffoff.com): “We’re in a perfect little suburban housing complex where the husbands go out to work and the wives stay home and scan stacks of newspapers into their computers, so their children will never be information-deprived for the rest of their lives. Liz Small (Kate Lunsford) — who’s slightly out of her mind as a mom, forcing her two kids (Alexandra Leeper, Ryan Paulson) to continue their babyhood well into their teens — is the first to crack. She starts to spiral down to reality and wonder whether scanning all day long is really the way to educate the family.

“She has another idea — go outside the cookie-cutter house and see what’s out there.

“‘I think I could learn from experience!’ she imagines.

“‘Even if you could, says her skeptical hubby, who hopes to achieve a totally electronic existence, ‘do you realize how long it would take? Your whole life!'”

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“An often-inspired comedy about a gated-community family on the edge between going totally digital and pulling the plug on their technological rat race . . . .

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8371 Villa Marina Court
Mentor, Ohio
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About the Playwright: Carole Clement lives in the Cleveland area and is a member of the Dramatists Guild, the Cleveland Playwright’s Salon, and past President and Director of Development for the International Centre for Women Playwrights.Among the competitions that have recognized her works are the Sundance Film Festival, Jane Chambers Competition, Last Frontier (Edward Albee) Competition and the Eugene O’Neill Competition.When not writing, Clement is probably gardening, pumping iron, ballroom dancing, or digging on archaeological expeditions.Babes in America was premiered by the Breakaway Theatre Company at Theatre for the New City, New York City in September, 2001.

Babes In America gets off plenty of clever lines, poking fun at gated communities, homeowners’ associations and the bright electronic future . . . . It takes on [its] big subject with wit, imagination and a strong sense of purpose.”
– www.offoffoff.com

This Blood’s For You by David W. Christner

Comedy/ 9 Characters, 5 Men, 4 Women (with doubling)/ Full Length, Two Acts

Synopsis: (from the Detroit MetroTimes): “Charlie James is sentenced to death for killing a cop. To him, life is a joke and death is a joke. Maybe that’s why this play has been labeled a dark comedy. But comedy isn’t its real purpose; it’s just what’s on the surface . . . .

“Humor is how Charlie deals with a life gone bad, and it’s how he deals with the many people around him who all of a sudden want something from a dead man walking. And what could they possibly want from a man who apparently has nothing? His body, of course. Christner utilizes This Blood’s For You as a tool to not only deal with the ethical implications involved with capital punishment, but with organ donation as well, and the interaction of the two.”

“Playwright David Christner uses the rich material of organ harvesting as a marvelous monkey wrench in This Blood’s For You, a powerful and thought evoking commentary on capital punishment. This intriguing vehicle . . . will make you laugh, and it will make you think. Dark comedy at its best.” – Key West Citizen

“[Charlie’s] quick-witted dialogue sounds as if Noel Coward was an American career criminal with 10 days left to live . . . . Everybody gets something in This Blood’s For You, and you will too. But like the characters in the play, it might not be what you expected. Check it out.”
Detroit MetroTimes

“Go and you’ll laugh after almost every line. Playwright David W. Christner has put together an upbeat play with a strong central character.”
Room Magazine (Windsor, Ont.)

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585 Indian Corner Road
Saunderstown, RI 02874-2120
E-mail: playwright43@gmail.com

About the Playwright: David W. Christner was born in Sweetwater, Tennessee and raised in a small farming community in southwestern Oklahoma. He received a BA and an MA from the University of Oklahoma. Two plays of his Vietnam Trilogy — The Wall and Bui-Doi: The Dust of Live — have been recognized in national playwriting competitions, and The Walk, Red Hot Mamas, The Babe, The Bard, and the Baron, The Bitch of Baily’s Beach, Ezra and Evil, and This Blood’s For You have also been finalists or winners in national/international playwriting competitions. His plays have been produced throughout the United States, as well as in Canada and Australia. Mr. Christner is a member of the Dramatists Guild, Inc., the Theatre Communications Group, and is published by The Dramatic Publishing Company.

This Blood’s For You was first produced at the Key West Theatre Festival, Key West, Florida in October 1997.