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Evan Guilford-Blake

4114 Rue Antoinette, Stone Mountain, GA 30083

e-mail: ejbplaywright@yahoo.com - 404 583-1270 (c) 404 297-0904 (h)

For a synopsis and dialogue sample of any play,

please go to: http://www.guilford-blake.com/evan/ and click "resume" and the play's title
FULL EVENINGS - Works for Adult Audiences
Nighthawks: Drama

Published (trade edition) by neoNuma Arts (www.neonuma.com - ISBN-13: 9780974162355)

PRODUCTIONS: Art Park Theatre Company (Deer Park, TX) (scheduled, 2008-09 season)

Marigny Theatre Corporation, New Orleans (2007)

EndTimes Productions, New York City (Part I: Nighthawks) (2007)

The Loft Theatre, Natchitoches, LA (2005)

Thistle-Dew Theatre, Sacramento, CA (2003)

Theatre of the Invisible Guests, Moorhead, MN (2000)

Johnson County Community College, Overland Park, KS (1999)

API Theatre, Kalamazoo, MI (1998)

Steppin' Out Productions, Inc., New York (Equity Showcase) (1996)*

Steppin' Out Productions, Inc. (non Equity Showcase) (1996)

Toronto (ONT) Fringe Festival (Part II: The Night Cafe) (1996)**

The Artfull Circle, San Francisco (1993)

Dayton (OH) Playhouse (1992)

Circle Theatre, Forest Park, IL (1992)

READINGS: Nebraska Repertory Theatre, Lincoln, NE (1994)*

Charlotte Repertory Theatre (1993)*

HONORS: Winner, 2008 Texas Nonprofit Theatres Competition

Winner, 2007 Saints and Sinners Competition

Winner, 1992 Tennessee Williams One Act Competition (Part II: The Night Cafe)

Finalist - William Saroyan Centennial Prize for Drama (2008) (Part I: Nighthawks)

Finalist - Pillars Playwriting Prize (2007)

Finalist - Shipping Dock Theatre (NY) Competition (1998)

Runner up, 1992 National Future Fest

Semi-finalist - 2004 Writer's Network Competition

Selected by Nebraska Repertory Theatre for "Festival of New Plays" (1994)

Selected by Charlotte Repertory Theatre for "New Plays in America, '93"

Selected by Actors' Guild of Lexington New Play Festival (1992)

John W. Schmid Award, Gay Chicago Magazine   Outstanding New Play, 1992


Nominated for Joseph Jefferson Citation for Best New Play, 1992


Named "Best Non Musical Play"   1992 Chicago Tribune Readers' Poll
An Uncommon Language: Drama

HONOR: Winner, 2008 Eamon Keane Full Length Play Competition

READINGS: Listowel (County Kerry, Ireland) Writers' Week Festival (2008)

Academy Theatre, Atlanta (2007)

Chicago Dramatists (2007)
Women at War: A play in two parts: Drama

READING: Roy Arias Studios, New York (scheduled, October/November 2008)

Chicago Dramatists (2008)

Academy Theatre, Atlanta (2008)


Other People's Dreams: Drama

PRODUCTION: Jacksonville (AL) State University (2008)

HONORS: Winner, 2007 Southern Playwrights Competition

Selected for Scriptworks, Southern Appalachian Repertory Theatre (2007)

READINGS: Southern Appalachian Repertory Theatre (2007)
Caliban, Dancing: Drama

PRODUCTION: n.u.f.a.n. ensemble, Chicago (scheduled, 2008-09 season)

HONORS: Selected for The Play Pen Series, The Asylum Theatre (1999)

Finalist, Theatrework (NM) New Play Competition (1999)




Some Unfinished Chaos: A sad comedy (available in English and Hebrew)

PRODUCTIONS: Danna Semo Productions, Givataim, Israel (2008)

API Theatre, Kalamazoo, MI (1998)

Equity Library Theatre Chicago (1992)*

HONORS: Honorable Mention, Chattanooga Theatre Center New Play Competition (2008)

Semi-finalist, 2004 Writer's Network Competition

Finalist, Trustus (SC) Theatre New Play Competition (1995)

Finalist, National Future Fest (1992)


The Enigma Variations: Comic Romance

PRODUCTION: University of Louisiana at Monroe (2002)

READINGS: Abingdon Theatre Company, NY (2002)

Equity Library Theatre Chicago (1991)*

HONORS: Top 40 selection, Sonoma County Rep Competition (2001)

Finalist, Trustus (SC) Theatre New Play Festival (1992)


Journeys: Comedy

PRODUCTIONS: Process Theatre Company, Atlanta (2004)

Circle Theatre, Forest Park, IL (Commission: 1997)

READINGS: Chattanooga Theatre Center (2002)

Chicago Dramatists Workshop (1996, 1997, 2001)*

HONORS: Finalist, New Plays in America 1998, Charlotte (NC) Repertory Theatre (1998)

Runner-up, Chattanooga Theatre Center New Play Competition (2002)
Our Children: Drama

PRODUCTIONS: Love Creek Productions, New York (workshop production   1995)

Circle Theatre, Forest Park, IL (Commission: 1994)
Ceremonies of Prayer: Drama

PRODUCTIONS: American College Theatre Festival Region 8, Cedar City, UT (1997)

Utah State University, Logan, UT (1996)

American Theatre of Actors, New York (1995)

San Francisco Performers Theatre (1992)

HONORS: Winner, Utah Playfest Competition (1996)

Finalist, ALBALT New Play Search (1992)
Mid Century Blues: Drama, Paired one acts (Tio's Blues/American Blues)

PRODUCTIONS: Hypothetical Theatre Co., NYC (American Blues   workshop production   1998)*

Raven Theatre, Chicago (workshop production   1997)

READINGS: Victory Gardens Theatre, Chicago (1997)*

The Asylum Theatre (1997)*

HONORS: Winner, Arts Club of Washington (DC) One-Act Competition (Tio's Blues) (2008)

Winner, Ronald Williams Playwriting Competition (American Blues) (2004)

Winner, Georgia Theatre One-Act Competition (Tio's Blues) (2003)

Finalist, Dylan Days One-Act Competition (Tio's Blues) (2008)

Semi-finalist, Hidden River Arts Competition (2007)

Selected for The Play Pen Series, The Asylum Theatre, Las Vegas (1997)

Finalist, Tennessee Williams One Act Competition (American Blues) (1998)


Family Portrait: Drama

READINGS: Dayton (OH) Playhouse (2004)

University of Louisiana - Monroe (2002)

Moorhead State University, Moorhead, MN (2000)

Chicago Dramatists (1998)*

Equity Library Theatre Chicago (1988)*

HONORS: Finalist, Dayton (OH) Playhouse FutureFest (2004)

Top 40 selection, Sonoma County Rep Competition (2001)

Semi Finalist, Panowski Playwriting Competition (1992)

Artistic Director's Award, Playfest Kalamazoo! (MI) (1992)


FULL EVENINGS - Works for Family and Young Audiences

True Magic, A Christmas Farce With Unoriginal Music For The Entire Family (Family)

Published by Playscripts, Inc. - review at: http://www.playscripts.com/play.php3?playid=1220

PRODUCTIONS: Pacific High School, Redlands, CA (scheduled, December, 2008)

Lincoln High School, Lincioln AR (scheduled, December, 2008)

Orville Wirght Middle School, Los Angeles (scheduled, December, 2008)

Spring Creek Middle School, Spring Creek NV (scheduled, December, 2008)

48th Ave Community Center (US AFB, UK) (scheduled, December, 2008)

Cape Lookout High School, Morehead City, NC (2007)

Hillcrest School, Midland, TX (2004)

Crystal Springs Players, San Mateo, CA (2003)

Collier Elementary School, Avondale, AZ (2003)

Greenbelt (MD) Arts Center (2002)

The Asylum Theatre, Las Vegas (1999)*

The Asylum Theatre, Las Vegas (1998)*

Actors Theatre, Talent, OR (1996)

Whetstone Theatre Company, Brattleboro, VT (1995)


The Firebird: A play for young audiences in one act

Published by Playscripts, Inc. - review at: http://www.playscripts.com/playview.php3?playid=585

PRODUCTIONS: Jonesborough (TN) Repertory Theatre (scheduled, October 2008)

Howard Lake (MN) Waverly Winsted High School (2008)

The American School of London (2005)

Alexander High School, Douglas, GA (2004)

A.C.E. Homeschool Group, Jefferson, GA (2003)

Kalamazoo and St. Joseph Counties (MI) Schools   Tour (1999)

API Theatre, Kalamazoo, MI (1999)

Bloomington (IN) Playwrights Project (1998)

HONOR: Winner, Sonoma County (CA) Repertory Company Youth Play Competition (2003)
Telling William Tell: A play for young audiences

PRODUCTION: First Stage, Atlanta (Commission: 2002)

HONORS: Winner, Jackie White Memorial Playwriting Competition (2006)

Winner, Aurand Harris/New England Theatre Conference Children's Play Competition (2006)


'Tis the Seasons: Holiday pastiche for families

PRODUCTION: Neighborhood Playhouse, Decatur, GA (Commission: 2005)


Eighty-Two: Human Interest (Family - older children and adults)

PRODUCTION: Young at Heart Players, Dayton, OH (2005)


Friends & Relations: Evening of related one-acts (Old Friends, The Baby, Strangers in the Night)

(Family - older children and adults)

PRODUCTIONS: Theatre in the Grove, Forest Grove, OR (Old Friends and Strangers, scheduled, 2009)

Tallahatchie RiverFest, New Albany, MS (2008 - Strangers in the Night))

Atlanta Theatre-To-Go (2008 - Old Friends - tour)

A Working Theatre Company, Portsmouth, OH (2007 - Strangers in the Night)

Academy Theatre, Atlanta (2007 - Strangers in the Night)

Intentional Theatre, Waterford, CT (2006 - The Baby)

Laurel Mill Playhouse, Laurel, MD (2005 - Strangers)

Atlanta Classical/New Voices Theatre, Atlanta (2003 - Strangers)

Sheboygan (WI) Theatre Company (2001 - complete evening)

Showcase of Short Plays, Chicago Dramatists Workshop (1994 - Strangers)

Primus Theatre, Chicago (1992 - Old Friends)

Henrico Theatre Company, Richmond, VA (1990, twice - Old Friends)

HONORS: Winner, Tallahatchie RiverFest, New Albany, MS (2008 - Strangers)

Semifinalist, Eileen Heckart Drama for Seniors Competition (2003 - Old Friends)

Runner up, Henrico Theatre One Act Competition (1990 - Old Friends)

ONE ACTS and SHORT WORKS - Works for Adult Audiences
What is Lost is - Loss: Comedy, Short-short

PRODUCTIONS: Dix Hills Performing Arts Center (NY) (2008)

London (UK) Film Academy (filmed) (2007)

Eclectic Theatre Company, Sarasota (2007)


Dreamland: Drama, One-act

PRODUCTIONS: Cedar Lane Stage, Hagerstown, MD (2008)

Laurel Mill Playhouse, Laurel, MD (2005)

Discovery Arena, Decatur, GA (2003)

HONOR: Finalist, Ten by Ten, ArtsCenter Stage, Chapel Hill, NC (2004)
Weavers: Drama, One-act

READING: Georgia Theatre Conference (2008)

HONOR: Winner, Georgia Theatre Conference One-Act Competition (2008)
Farm Girl: Drama, five-minute play

PRODUCTION: n.u.f.a.n. ensemble, Chicago (2007)


Creatures of Dreams: Movement piece, Short short

PRODUCTION: New York Theatre Workshop (1997)


The Invasion: Drama, One-act

PRODUCTION: Compass Theatre, San Diego (2008)

HONORS: Selected for 2008 Resilience of the Spirit Festival, San Diego, CA

Selected for 2007 Deep South Festival of Writers, Lafayette, LA

Winner, Georgia Theatre Conference One-Act Competition (2006)
In the Realms of Light and Darkness: Drama, One-act

READING: Academy Theatre, Atlanta (2008)



Cross Socks and Underwear: Satire, five-minute play

PRODUCTION: Process Theatre, Atlanta (2006)


The Sound Called Music: Drama, One act

Published (on-line) by Scene4 Magazine - review at: http://www.scene4.com/html/inprint.html

PRODUCTIONS: Greensboro (NC) Playwrights Forum (2003)

Playwrights for the '90s, Chicago Dramatists Workshop (1995)

Bloomington (IN) Playwrights Project (1995)
A Lovely Moon: Comedy, Ten-minute play

PRODUCTIONS: Turtle Shell Productions, NY (2008)*

Acme Theatre, Maynard, MA (2008)

Panoply Arts Festival, Huntsville, AL (2007)

Blacktown City (Seven Hills, NSW, Australia) Community Theatre (2007)

HONORS: Selected for 2008 Turtle Shell 8-Minute Madness Festival

Winner, 2007 Panoply Arts Festival Competition

Winner, 2007 BCCT Competition (Seven Hills, NSW, Australia)


The Investigation: Mystery, Ten-minute play

PRODUCTIONS: Blacktown City (Seven Hills, NSW, Australia) Community Theatre (2008)

Carrollwood Players, Tampa, FL (2006)

Panoply Arts Festival, Huntsville, AL (2005)

Colonial Playhouse, Alden, PA (2004)

Lebanon (PA) Community Theatre (2003)

HONORS: Winner, 2003 Lebanon (PA) Community Theatre Playwriting Competition

Winner, 2005 Panoply Arts Festival Competition


Cowboy Nocturne: Drama, five-minute play

PRODUCTION: New Provincetown (MA) Players (2007)

HONOR: Selected for the 2007 Tennessee Williams Theater Festival (Provincetown)
Hazardous to Your Health: Satire, One page play

PRODUCTION: Eclectic Theatre Company, Sarasota (2007)



The Poetry Plays: Drama, short evening of related one-acts

(Prelude to a Walk Through the Snow, A Cup of Coffee, Stars)

PRODUCTIONS: Vesper Theatre Company, Los Angeles (2008) (Stars)

Noor Festival, Wings Theatre, New York City (2008) (Stars)

Another Country Productions/SLAMBoston (2008) (Stars)

Samuel French Festival, New York City (2004) (Prelude to a Walk Through the Snow)

Love Creek Productions/Brief Acts Company, New York City (2004)

Discovery Arena, Decatur, GA (2003) (A Cup of Coffee)

Camino Real Playhouse, San Juan Capistrano, CA (1997) (A Cup of Coffee)

S.T.A.G.E.S. '96 (1996) (A Cup of Coffee)

Venus Theatre, Washington, DC (2003) (Prelude to a Walk Through the Snow)

Village Writers Theatre, Decatur, GA (2002) (Prelude to a Walk Through the Snow)

Working Girl Productions, Rego Park, NY (1996)* (Prelude to a Walk Through the Snow)

Millikin Univ., Decatur, IL (PipeDreams Series) (1994) (Prelude to a Walk Through the Snow)

thrustStage, Kalamazoo, MI (1997) (Stars)

HONORS: Selected for 2004 Samuel French Festival (Prelude to a Walk Through the Snow)

Selected for S.T.A.G.E.S. '96, Dallas, TX (A Cup of Coffee)

Second place   Festival of Short Plays, San Juan Capistrano, CA (1997) (A Cup of Coffee)


God's Visit: Comedy, Ten minute play

PRODUCTIONS: Holly Theatre, Dahlonega, GA (2002)

Informall Theatre Company, Greensboro, NC (2001)

Heartlande Theatre Company, Birmingham, MI (1997)

Wild Onion Theatre Company, Chicago (1991)
ONE ACTS and SHORT WORKS - Works for Family and Young Audiences
Tales from Beatrix Potter: A play for young children in one act (available for casts of 5 and 20+)

PRODUCTIONS: Artios Academy, Gwinnet, GA (scheduled, February, 2009)

Offshoot Productions, Fayetteville, GA (2002)

Discovery Arena, Decatur, GA (2001)



A Christmas Story: Monologue (Family - older children and adults)

PRODUCTION: The Barn Theatre, Greensboro, NC (2001)



A Simple Love Song: Musical comedy (music by Deborah Abramson) (Older children and adults)

PRODUCTION: Henrico Theatre Company, Richmond, VA (2005)

HONOR: Winner, Henrico Theatre One Act Competition (2004)
First Christmas: One-page play (Family - older children and adults)

PRODUCTION: The Barn Theatre, Greensboro, NC (2001)


sea:shore: Movement piece, Short short (Family - older children and adults)

PRODUCTION: New York Theatre Workshop (1997)


The Stories 'n' Stuff Plays: Nine short "story telling" plays for family audiences

(Dreidel; Gifts of the Magi; The Nian; Sweet Porridge; SnapDragon; Silver, from the Wind; The



Spirit in the Bottle; Yes, Virginia; O, Tannenbaum)

PRODUCTIONS: Neighborhood Playhouse, Decatur GA (2005) (Dreidel)

Neighborhood Playhouse, Decatur GA (2005) (Gifts of the Magi)

Neighborhood Playhouse, Decatur GA (2005) (The Nian)

Neighborhood Playhouse, Decatur GA (2005) (Silver, from the Wind)

Neighborhood Playhouse, Decatur GA (2005) (Yes, Virginia)

Neighborhood Playhouse, Decatur GA (2005) (O, Tannenbaum)

Lakeshore Players Teen Program, White Bear Lake, MN (2006) (Yes, Virginia)

READINGS: BIMA, New York City (2006) (Dreidel)

Playwrights for Pets, New York City, NYC (2008) (SnapDragon)


WORKS IN PROGRESS
Mountain Greenery: Full-length comedy

READING: Chicago Dramatists (2008)


What is Gained is Loss: One act (55 minutes)

Scheduled for publication (online) by Červená Barva Press

WORKSHOP PRODUCTIONS: PushPush Theater, Atlanta (2006)

Academy Theatre, Atlanta (2007)

HONOR: Winner, 2007 Červená Barva Press Competition

Noir: Full-length mystery

Leavin' for Heaven: Full-length dramedy

HONOR: Selected as text for "Introduction to Theatre: Making History" (Honors) - Ohio State University (2008)


OTHER NOTABLE PUBLICATIONS (complete list on request)

Butterflies, text of a children's picture book - published by Unibooks, Inc. (Seoul) (2003)

The Kite - Blood Rose Magazine (online) - August, 2004; - The Late Late Show (online) - March 24, 2007

"Taking Back the Talkback": Feature article, Parabasis, Spring, 2001; The Loop (August, 2007)



Visiting: Monologue: Monologues for Student Actors - Grand Valley Press (2001)

Ms. Grinch: Monologue: Young Women's Monologues from Contemporary Plays 2 - Meriwether (2008)

"Field Trip": Essay: Published in A Cup of Comfort for Teachers (Adams Media 2004)

"A Christmas Story": Creative non-fiction: Published in The Ultimate Christmas (HCI, scheduled, 2008)

"First Christmas": Creative non-fiction: Published in Christmas Traditions (Adams Media, scheduled, 2008)


OTHER AWARDS/ INFORMATION

First Prize, short fiction: Absence - Porter Fleming Competition (2006)

First Runner-Up: Absence - William Saroyan Centennial Prize for Short Fiction (2008)

First Prize, Love Lyric: In Reply to a Message From Barbara   Poets and Patrons, Chicago (1987)

First Prize, Short Fiction: The Kite   Rambunctious Review National Competition (1997)

Winner, Steel Beam Theater Short Story Contest: Dreidel (2007)

Selected writer: Georgia Writers' Registry

Named to SouthernArtistry.org

Member, Dramatists Guild

Resident Playwright, Chicago Dramatists (1992 2002) (Emeritus, 2002-present)

Member, Advisory Board, Chicago Dramatists (2002-present)

Various children's storytelling scripts   Produced by Stories 'N' Stuff, Chicago and Onstage Atlanta

Instructor, Advanced Playwriting   Utah State University (1996)

Instructor, Play Marketing   Various venues (1993 current)


*AEA Theatre/Organization **Canadian Equity 10.08.3



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