FULL LENGTH PLAYS by Ludmilla Bollow (Synopsis and History)

Full Length Thriller
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Published by Broadway Plays

Changing Scene
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Cast - Golden Gate Bridge

Changing Scene Theatre
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In The Rest Room at Rosenblooms
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New York Performance

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Muskogee OK

Kings College - MainStage
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Nova Scotia (Canada)

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"THE CHURCH OF THE HOLY GHOST"
- Full Length Play in Two Acts
                (Published by Broadway Play Publishing)
(Play Music Available)
                                  3 Females 2 Males - Single Set

     "A contemporary play depicting the struggles of a single mother and
      her 
battle to suppress her horrifying past while living in a converted church,
      
as new terror enterstheir lives.  Edge-of-the seat thriller! "

-  Premiere Presentation - Turlock High Drama Dept. CA
    - "Many commented it was the scariest thing they had ever seen!"
   
- "We had people crying and so overwhelmed they slumped against the walls."

--Translated into Bulgarian , for BULGARIAN production.
- Scene Reprinted in: The Best Women’s Stage Monologues (Smith & Kraus)
- Mount Sequoyah New Play Retreat
- Three week Script Development
      with 
staged Reading at Starr Theatre Fayetteville AK
- Optioned by Film Director, Scott Derrickson, for Movie Production with
    
Trimark Pictures.
- Production Schedule with Spotlites Theatre Co. at King's Theatre, Chatman,  
       Kent, England. Professional UK Premiere, to be directed by
Rachel King.
      
(Also scheduled to tour England and possible production in London.)
        (Production cancelled due to 9/11/01 disasters, to be rescheduled.)
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"DR. ZASTRO'S SANITARIUM-- FOR THE AILMENTS OF WOMEN"
                                Two Act Play -- (Contact Author)
              6 Females - 2 Males Three simple sets or insets.

    "Dr. Zastro uses hypnotic powers and electrical/magnetic apparatus in
         making his sanitarium a mecca for afflicted women in the 1880's."

- Premiere Presentation -
King’s College - Halifax, Nova Scotia
        Mainstage Production (Earlier version of Play)
      "Captivating, poignant portrayals of abused women... Emotional
        roller coaster."
   
 (The Watch - King's College)
- Staged Reading - The Secret Rose Theatre, North Hollywood, CA
- Honorable Mention - Southeastern Theatre New Play Contest
- Rewritten into Novel: "DR. ZASTRO'S SANITARIUM--
    For the Ailments 
of Women"
Published by Behler Publications - 2004
                   
(Favorably reviewed in Publishers Weekly)

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" FLICKERING DREAMS" - (Full Length Play in Two Acts (Contact Author)     
                                                                                        
            
                      1 Female - 2 Males  -  Interior Setting with Insets.
     
"An unusual contemporary play with flashes of illusion and magic! "

- (Script submitted for selection to Sewanee Writers' Conference)
- Reading - Cornerstone Theatre - Milwaukee WI - Feb 2006
- Finalist - Drama Workshop Playwriting Contest (Des Moines, IA)
- Finalist - The Mostly Irish Theatre Co.
- Finalist - Robert J. Pickering Award For Play Excellence

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"A GARDEN OF WOMEN" -- (Full Length Play in Two Acts ) 
                                             (Contact Author)
             Six Females - Simple garden setting with scene variations
                           (32 Roles, Can also be cast individually.)

        "Six women play various roles in the changing garden in the
                         Wyndham Estate from year 1900 - 2000."

- Reading - Spike Productions - Dublin Ireland - 2010
- Honorable Mention - Jane Chambers Play Competition
- Quarter-finalist MoonDance Film Contest - (Stageplays)
- Semi-Finalist - Y.E.S. Playwriting Contest (Kentucky U)
- Semi-Finalist - Eco Drama
- Scene reprinted in The Best Women’s Stage Monologues
- Scene reprinted in The Best Women’s Stage Scenes
    ( Both Smith & Kraus Publishers)
- Scenes used in Scene Study Classes 
   (
Webster University Conservatory of Theatre Arts)

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"THE GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE"
-- (Full Length Play in Two Acts)
                                             (Contact Author)
       1 Female - 1 Male, plus 3 Characters in Bodysuits (either Sex or Race)
                                 - Simplified Free Style Setting

  "A bicycle journey cross country with a former Astronaut, who has
    given up on life, and a young girl searching for some purpose in life."

"Adult Allegory Beautifully Told.... A remarkable wonderful
    evening of theatre--"
(Rocky Mountain News)

- Scene reprinted in The Best Men’s Stage Monologues (Smith & Kraus)
- Script Development at
Midwest Professional Playwrights Lab
    with Dale Wasserman, Professional Director and Actors.  Final Staged 
   
Production at Rhinelander College.
PERFORMANCES:
- Company For Wisconsin Arts (Oshkosh, W I) (First Prize Co-Winner)
- Changing Scene (Denver, CO)
FINALIST:
-Aggie Players
-Western Illinois U
-SETC Conferernce

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" HAUNTED HOUSES" - (Full Length Play in Two Acts) (Published - HaveScripts)
                                                       
4 Females 2 Males
             Setting: Room in Abandoned Farmhouse, and Porch Steps

     "A crazy, scary, contemporary new play. An abandoned farmhouse is
      being set up for a Haunted House Tour. An eccentric caretaker, adults,
     
and two teenagers attract strange happenings, weird and frightening
      events. But it is the family clashes-- that raises this thriller above the
      ordinary creepy type play."
                              
Perfect for Halloween!  Perfect for any time!
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"MINNIE & MOOSE"
-- (Full Length Comedy in Two Acts ) (Contact Author)
                
5  Females - 4 Males Setting   -- Entrance Hall to American Castle

        "A refreshing new comedy. Unique story of carnival family who have
           undertaken to house-sit an American Castle."
(Theatre Americana)

PRODUCTION:
- Theatre Americana (Altadena CA)
- Readings

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"ONE NIGHT IN A DANCE HALL" Full Length Drama -- (Contact Author)
                   3 Females - 2 Males Setting-- Former country dance hall.

               "A special drama from the depression era. A midwest family
                is forced to live in a closed down tavern and dance hall."

- (May 2010) Written comment from George Orban, Directory and Literary Manager, BoarsHead Theatre, Lansing, MI:  "I do want to say that in the few years I spent as a Literary Manager, and after some 467 scripts, One Night In A Dance Hall remains one of the finest scripts I ever read. I am truly heartbroken that the work will never be performed at the BoarsHead."   (Theatre closed in 2010)

HISTORY & DEVELOPMENT:
- Wisconsin Wrights - 2008 -One of three scripts chosen for one week of development 
    at UW-Madison.  Residence at Edenfred Mansion,
with Staged Public at Hemsley    
   Theatre ( UW-Madison).
- Scriptworks Conference - 2007 - Southern Appalachian Repertory Theatre
      (Mars Hill - NC) (Five Scripts given public reading.)
-New Harmony Play Project - 2005 (Selected as writer-in-residence)
    
Two weeks with Professional actors, directors and public Staged Public  Reading.
-Staged Reading - The Actors’ Group - Sunset Theatre - 2006
     (Selected as "Playwright-in-Residence" for Actors' Group)
-Production Scheduled - by Actors’s Group - 2003 at
The Performing Arts Center
   in Jefferson WI - (Postponed)
- Staged Reading: Tuesdays At Seven Series - Paradox Studio Theatre
   in Milwaukee, WI.
FINALIST:
-Pankowski Playwriting (Marquette, MI)
- Playwrights Center (Minneapolis, MN)
- SETC New Play Contest (Southeastern Theatre Conf.)
- Clemson University (Clemson, SC)
- Elmira College (Elmira, NY)
- Ann White Theatre (Fort Lauderdale)
- Southern Appalachia (Mars Hills, NC)
- FutureFest - Dayton Playhouse - 2010
- SEMI-FINALIST:
- Drama League of New York (NY City)
- Theatre Memphis (Memphis, TN)
- San Jose State University (San Jose, CA)
- BackDoor Theatre (Wichita Falls, TX) -
- Hot City Festival (St. Louis, MO) (2008)

(Play originally titled: "CHOKE CHERRY CORNERS-- TAVERN & DANCE HALL")

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"POEMS OF PASSION" (Full Length Play in Two Acts) (Contact Author) 
     4F 2M - (Play 17 characters) - Simple fluid settings, with one main set.

    "World famous poet, Ella Wheeler Wilcox, breathes new life onstage
    
in an unusual unfolding of her story, filled with beauty and tragedy.
      An overlay of poetry makes this an unusual dramatic presentation."

-Semi-Finalist - Shenandoah International Playwrights

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"IN THE REST ROOM AT ROSENBLOOMS "
- (Two Act Comedy)
                       Published - Samuel French, Inc.
- 2008

                4 F (Plus Walkons) - Rest Room Lounge - Single Set
                      (Previously Published by Cameo Publishers)

      "Three elderly ladies spark their lonely lives by meeting daily in the
        rest room lounge of an outdated department store, and the crazy/touching
        events that occur the day one of them is supposedly threatened."

- "The women are wonderful characters.... Excellent job of balancing
     humor against the basically pathetic lives of the three main characters
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                                          (The Minneapolis Tribune)
- "A very funny play of character and situations. You can't get much better
     than that, writingwise; check out Will Shakespeare....
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                                            (Appleton Post Crescent)
- "The embroglios which ensue are fodder for great comical material while
     delivering important messages about the plight of women over sixty in
     our society"  "Hilarious one minute and suprisingly touching the next."
                                          (Gallery Theatre - 2006)
AWARDS:
- Producer financed NY Developmental Workshop
       
for Broadway/Off/Broadway Production.
- Southeastern Theatre Confererence
New Play Award
- Festival of Women Playwrights (NY City)
- Theatre Americana Play Selection
- Summer Festival of Midwest Playwrights
- MacArthur Playwriting Contest
(Finalist)
- Stanley Drama Playwriting Contest (Finalist)
- International Comedy Contest (Finalist)
- Dallas Theatre Center
(Finalist)
- Numerous Honorable Mentions
- Featured in Senior ArtAge Publications
- Translated into Bulgarian for Bulgarian Production
PRODUCTIONS:
- Longwood College (Farmville VA)
- Southeastern Theatre Conference (TN)
- West Allis Players (Milwaukee WI)
- Theatre on KK (Milwaukee WI)
- Circuit Playhouse (Memphis TN)
- Theatre America (Altadena CA)
- Mill City Theatre (Minneapolis MN)
- Legend Theatre (South Haven MI)
- Anchor Inn Dinner Theatre (Oshkosh WI)
(Sold out performances)
-Act I DinnerTheatre (Appleton WI)
(Sold out performances Held over)
-Mountain Shadows Theatre (Surprise, AZ) - Jan. & Feb. 2004
-Clinton Theatre Group (Clinton AR) - March 2004
- Opening Nite Theatre (Mission Canada) - Feb. 2005
- Mainstreet Productions (Wheatfield IN) - Nov. - 2005
- Sun City Theatre Group (Georgetown TX) - Feb. - 2006
- The Gallery (Anaheim, CA) - June-July 2006
- Salt Lake Senior Theatre - (Salt Lake City UT) Nov - 2006
- Riverside Inn Dinner Theatre (Cambridge Springs PA)

       (24 Performances June through November - 2007)
- Empress Theatre (Magna UT) Sept 2007 (8 shows in historic theatre)
- Theatre At The Glen - (Ridge NY) - Oct. 2007
- Boise Little Theatre (Boise, ID) Feb & March 2008 (11 performances)
- Class Acts Senior Theatre (St. George, UT) Oct . 2008
- The Broadway Theatre (Vista CA) - 2009
- The Walnut Street Theatre (Bolivar MO) - 2009
- Barron Spotlighters (Barron WI) - 2009
- Tomah Community Theatre (Tomah WI) - 2010
- Groves Cabin Theatre (Morongo Valley CA - 2010 (Held over)
-
Castaway Players - ENGLAND (UK Premiere - 2011)
      (Touring Anglicized version THE LADIES AT LEWIS)

 

STAGED READINGS:
- Pennsylvania Stage Co. CO. (PA)                        
-Open Space Theatre  - (NYC)                                                                                 
-Agnes Scott College (Decatur GA)
-Muskogee Theatre (Muskogee OK)  
-SRO Players (Appleton WI)
-Women in the Theatre (Hollywood CA)               
-Prince George Players (CANADA)  
-Cameo Players (Milwaukee WI)
-Rhinelander School of the Arts (WI)
-LifeQuest Players (Little Rock AR)
-Spring Green Library (Spring Green WI) 2008

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"SPARKLE WITH JOY!" - Full Length Comedy in Two Acts (Contact Author)
                            3 F 2M - Apartment Setting

        "A wild comedy set in a zany apartment in New York.
                   
Offbeat characters.  Implausible plot."

- Reading- Triangle Theatre - NY-
- Reading- Cornerstone Theatre - Milwaukee WI
- Finalist - Stage 3 Theatre Co. - Sonora CA
- Finalist - Y.E.S. Northern Kentucky U Playwriting Contest

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             For Further Information-- Please contact Ludmilla Bollow at
                                
bollow@earthlink.net