October to May 2010-2011


2 April 2011 — MOURNERS’ BENCH
By George Brant
Directed by Barbara Waldinger

6 characters, 3 stories, 1 setting—a living room with a piano. Each of the characters has been profoundly affected by two deaths that occurred in that very room.

George Brant’s plays include Elephant’s Graveyard, Any Other Name, The Mourners’ Bench, Defiant, Good on Paper, Ashes, NOK, The Lonesome Hoboes, One Hand Clapping, Terminal One, The Royal Historian of Oz, Lovely Letters, Three Men in a Boat, Borglum, The Mount Rushmore Musical, Tights on a Wire and Night of the Mime. His work has been produced and developed by Trinity Repertory Company, the Kennedy Center, the Playwrights Foundation, Capitol Hill Arts Center, the Playwrights’ Center, WordBRIDGE Playwright’s Lab, Equity Library Theatre, ATHE, Premiere Stages, Florida Studio Theatre, Trustus Theatre, Elemental Theatre, Balagan Theatre, Open Fist Theatre Company, Theatre 4, Perishable Theatre, the Drama League, the Disney Channel, Circle Theatre, Factory Theatre, StreetSigns Theatre Company, Prop Theatre, Hyde Park Theatre, the Guerrilla Shakespeare Project and zeppo theater company. His script Elephant’s Graveyard was awarded the David Mark Cohen National Playwriting Award from the Kennedy Center and the Keene Prize for Literature. He has received writing fellowships from the James A. Michener Center for Writers, the MacDowell Colony, and the Blue Mountain Center. George received his Masters in Writing from the University of Texas and is a member of the Dramatists Guild. His scripts are published by Samuel French and Smith & Kraus.


This event is made possible (in part) with public funds from the Decentralization Program of the New York State Council on the Arts, administered through the Twin Counties Cultural Fund in Columbia County by the Columbia County Council on the Arts.
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