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Ashley E. Lucas

Ashley Lucas is Associate Professor of Theatre & Drama and the Residential College at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA, and Director of the Prison Creative Arts Project. She and Jodie Lawston co-edited the book Razor Wire Women: Prisoners, Scholars, Artists, and Activists (2011), and they cofounded a blog by the same name. Lucas also write the play Doin’ Time: Through the Visiting Glass, which she has performed as a one-woman show since 2004. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Prison Theatre and the Global Crisis of Incarceration

Methuen Drama, 2020

Books

...The first performance I saw inside a prison caught me off guard. I had traveled to the Louisiana State Penitentiary—popularly known as Angola—to attend an event called Longtermers’ Day in 2004. This celebration honored the lives of men who...
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...Year of Release: 2014 Marking the centenary on 27 October 2014 of Dylan Thomas's birth, this drama written by acclaimed screenwriter Andrew Davies, explores the final days of this famous poet, known for his wild, hard-drinking lifestyle...
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...Year of Release: 2016 A storm at sea brings love into the life of Prince Pericles; another snatches it away. The Stratford Festival’s magical production of Shakespeare’s epic tale follows a fairy-tale hero on a miraculous journey to one...
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...A woman stumbles into a remote bar on the Carribean island of St. John - and faints. It isn’t the tropical drinks that befell Emily Miles, but the sight of the bartender, Duncan Crawford. In the restless Duncan, Emily is sure she recognizes...
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...President Harding wants to be with his mistress. Industrialist Henry Ford wants to be President. And inventor Thomas Edison wonders how the three of them got stuck in the woods together. Inspired by an actual camping trip taken by the three...

Mesa

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Doug Curtis

~playauthor~Written by~ Doug Curtis

Playwrights Canada Press, 2002

Playwrights Canada Press

Playtext

Roles: Total (7), Female (0), Male (7), Unassigned (0)

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Summary
...Paul is asked to drive his wife's 93-year-old Grandpa ‘Bud’ all the way from Calgary to his retirement trailer in Mesa, Arizona. Paul hopes to find strange, roadside diners and sleep out under the stars. Bud wants Denny's and Motel 6. Paul...
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...This musical audio adaptation of Shakespeare’s timeless tale opens when our hero is at the palace of Antioch with King Antiochus to solve the riddle that will win the King’s daughter’s hand in marriage. They are surrounded by the heads...
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...A darkly satirical play written at the height of the AIDS crisis. As a young woman is diagnosed with a mysterious new illness, she and her beloved brother flee to Europe in search of a cure … and to escape the pain and uncertainty...

Your Last Breath

~playauthor~Written by~ Paula Vogel , LA Theatre Works

Methuen Drama, 2012

Modern Plays

Playtext

Scenes: 35, Roles: Total (4), Female (2), Male (2), Unassigned (0)

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...1876 – Christopher leaves his young family behind to work in Norway. He will map the uncharted mountains for the very first time. 1999 – Anna's body freezes after an extreme skiing accident and her heart stops. But doctors gradually warm...

Donal O’Kelly

The Methuen Drama Guide to Contemporary Irish Playwrights

Methuen Drama, 2010

Books

...Bat The Father Rabbit The Son; The Dogs; Asylum! Asylum!; Catalpa; Judas of the Gallarus; Jimmy Joyced!; The Cambria; Operation Easter Introduction Donal O’Kelly is an actor, producer, playwright and activist who...