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Title: Reborning
Author: Dohrn, Zayd
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Art and life become disturbingly interchangeable when a sculptor of baby dolls meets a woman desperate to recreate the past. This dark comedy takes an unsettling look at work, latex, and the power of creation.

\"A comic setup that spins into deeply affecting territory. Dohrns compact script bristles with sharp, breezy dialogue... The shifting balances between humor, suspense, and trauma keep the experience tight.\" - Robert Hurwitt, San Francisco Chronicle

\"Reborning bandies between levity and loss without missing a beat... just the right balance of rawness and finesse... Reborning proves that grim topics and taboos can also be damn funny.\" - Anna Pulley, SF Weekly

\"Dohrn's script skillfully combines humor and pathos to ensure that the audience is engaged and thinking throughout.... Zayd Dohrn is a playwright to watch.\" - Charles Kruger, Bay Area Examiner

\"A major triumph... A taut thriller that will keep audiences on the edge of their seats. You dont want to miss it.\" - George Heymont, Eagle News
Reborning was first produced in a workshop production, directed by Kip Fagan, in the 2009 Summer Play Festival at The Public Theater in New York City. The play received its world premiere in 2011 at The SF Playhouse in San Francisco, California, directed by Josh Costello.

Nominee! 2011 Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Award, Best Original Script

Full Length Play. Dark Comedy. 90 minutes.

Time Period - Contemporary, Present Day, New Millennium/21st Century
Settings Of Play - A doll-makers studio in Queens, NY.

No intermission, Puppetry, Special Effects
Interior Set, Unit Set/Multiple Settings
Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

CAUTIONS: Alcohol, Drugs, Intense Adult Themes, Strong Language

THEMES: Adolescence, Childhood, Death, Feminism, Illness/Health, Love, Memory, Parenting/Family
PERFORMANCE GROUP: College Theatre / Student, Professional Theatre, Shoestring Budget, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

CASTING: 1m, 2f
CASTING ATTRIBUTES: Color blind casting, Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)
KELLY female, 20s
DAIZY male, 20s
EMILY female, 40s

Zayd Dohrn was born and raised in New York City. His full-length plays include Outside People (The Vineyard Theatre/Naked Angels), Reborning (The Public/SPF), and Sick (Kitchen Dog) - all published by Samuel French - as well as Want (Steppenwolf First Look).

Publisher: Samuel French Inc (NY US)
Publication date: 06/02/2013
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780573700668
Publishing status: OS Archived

Additional information

Weight 73 g
Dimensions 203 × 127 mm


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