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Past Productions

 

Modus Vivendi Theatre Company and The Registry Theatre present

 

An LGBTQ Festival of the Arts

 

September 10th, 11th and 12th, 2015 at The Registry Theatre

122 Frederick St., Kitchener, Ontario

 

Featuring  A Midwinter Night’s Converstion, by Allan Baker.


"Jamie and Will have been in a loving, comfortable and mutually supportive relationship for many years. But all relationships encounter unexpected challenges.  That's when truth, sensitivity, self-awareness and honesty are most important.  When one of the two is an actor...a very good actor...both the nature of the challenge and how the couple come to deal with it...can be quite...interesting."

 

This was the first production of Midwinter and the first international production of one of Allan’s plays. 

 

 

 

 

Eskandar*, by Allan Baker

Thursday, July 30th at 7 PM and Saturday, August 1st, at 7:30 PM

 

Remnants of a Dream, by Ruth Cantrell

Friday, July 31st at 7:30 PM and Sunday, August 2nd at 2:30 PM

 

Supremacy, by Rosalyn Rosen

Saturday, August 1st at 2:30 PM and Sunday, August 2nd at 7 PM

 

The Yeager Theater at Stages Repertory Theatre

3201 Allen Parkway, #101, Houston, Texas

 

For tickets, visit http://stagestheatre.com/

 

*Inspired by Bizet’s Carmen and the Shahnameh, or “Epic of Kings” of the 10th Century Persian poet Firdowsi; Eskandar is the story of the tragic clash of cultures, histories, social and gender roles and geo-politics in today’s Afghanistan.  Joe, an Afghan-American who has returned to Afghanistan as part of a covert operation, falls in love with Eskandar, the wild, impetuous and entrancing “kept boy” of an Afghan warlord.  They develop a relationship, which ends in tragedy.

 

 

DARE

 

By Allan Baker
Directed by Rudy Ramirez

With
Harvey Guion, Zac Carr, Jude Hickey and Harrison Harvey

In a nursing home in the Central Valley of California, Jack, an 82-year-old gay man, reflects on a life that has spanned the most tumultuous years of gay history and explains to Josh, a young gay doctor, his decision to complete the “dramatic arc” of his character in the play that is his life. This play weaves together the history of gay liberation, the enduring threat of homophobia, the impact of AIDS, aging in the gay community, end of life issues, the argument between advocates of gay “assimilation” and gay “exceptionalism”...and the vital role of drag queens.

A staged reading.

Ground Floor Theatre
979 Springdale Rd., Austin, Texas

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015 at 7:30 PM Admission is free.

Developed with support from ScriptWorks’ Seed Support Fund.  For more information about ScriptWorks, visit www.scriptworks.org.

 

Coachella Valley’s LGBT and Gay Positive Stage Company
For "Family" and Friends

To celebrate Pride Month in the Palm Springs area, the Desert Rose Playhouse and the Tolerance Education Center present staged readings of two of Austin gay playwright Allan Baker’s award-winning one act plays!

Click (Password:  "read")

Click It's Saturday night and two gay guys are online trying to hook up, each for a somewhat different reason. Jason sees easy sex as a way to avoid intimacy. Michael sees it as a way to get to emtional intimacy more quickly.

A Midsummer Night’s Conversation (Password:  "read")

It’s four months into the relationship and a gay couple must face a critical moment. It’s a time for honesty, intimacy and total self-exposure. And one of the two is an actor...a very good actor.

June 26th at the Tolerance Education Center, 35147 Landy Ln., Rancho Mirage, CA. (760) 328-8252


 

West Coast Players 5th Annual One Act Plays Festival,
July 11th to 20th, 2014.  Clearwater, FL

...last and always (Password:  "read")

“On 9/11 a gay couple...one in the WTC and one at their home in the city...must say goodbye. Sometimes love can take you to a safe place when nothing else can.”

 

 

...last and always

 

On 9/11 a gay couple...one in the WTC and one at their home in the city...must say goodbye.  Sometimes love can take you to a safe place when nothing else can.”

Actors’ Theatre of Santa Cruz 19th annual “8 Tens @ Eight” Play Festival, Jan. 3rd to 26th, 2014, Santa Cruz, CA.

 

guam

 

...last and always 

“On 9/11 a gay couple...one in the WTC and one at their home in the city...must say goodbye.  Sometimes love can take you to a safe place when nothing else can.”

Theatre Department of the University of Guam annual festival of student directed short plays.  Mangilao, Guam.
November 14th to 23rd, 2013.

 

 

Dex and Abby

 

Dex & Abby

 

By Allan Baker

Directed by Stacey Glazer

 

With

Tom Byrne & Jenny Lavery

Matthew C. Burnett, David Shea Henne and Kelly Matthews

 

“A gay couple and their two dogs.  The guys are in love.  The dogs don’t get along at all.  A funny, sweet, and very moving tribute to the companions with whom we share our lives.”

 

Staged Readings

Salvage Vanguard Theatre, 2803 Manor Rd., Austin, TX

 

Mon., March 11th at 7:30 and Sat., March 16th at 8

 

Admission is free, but reservations required.

Email:  abbyproductionsaustx@yahoo.com

 

Developed with support from ScriptWorks’ Seed Support Fund.  For more information about ScriptWorks, visit www.scriptworks.org.

 

Click "It’s Saturday night and two gay guys are online, trying to hook-up, each for a somewhat different reason.  Jason sees quick and easy sex as a way to avoid emotional intimacy.   Michael sees it as a way to get to emotional intimacy more quickly."

  "First Place in the Playwriting Competition!"

Produced by Eclectic Company Theatre as part of their 9th “Hurricane Season” festival of one act plays, July 13th to August 5th, 2012, Los Angeles, California.  For information you may visit the theatre website

 

 

Beauty  “A great work of art changes hands and a tale of beauty is told...by the Dealer, the Collector and the Buyer.”

Produced from July 11th to 15th, 2012 by Salem Theatre Company of Salem, MA as part of their “Moments of Play” short play festival.  For information, you may visit the theatre website

 ...last and always “Sometimes love can take us to a safe place when nothing else can.”

Produced by Buffalo United Artists Theatre as part of their “Takes Ten:  GLBT Short Plays” festival, June 22nd to July 1st, 2012, Buffalo, New York.  For information you may visit the theatre website.  

 ...last and always “Sometimes love can take us to a safe place when nothing else can.”

Produced by Blue Slipper Theatre as part of their first 10 Minute Play Festival, May 11th through 20th, 2012, Livingston, Montana.  For information you may visit the theatre website.

       

An evening of short plays, including Beauty, by Allan Baker. “A great work of art changes hands and a tale of beauty is told:  by the Dealer, the Collector and the Buyer.”

Presented February 23rd to 25th, 2012 by The Valley Repertory Company, 100 High St., Enfield, Connecticut.

Click here for theatre website and complete program.

                                                                                                                               

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Sept. 9th to 17th, 2011 at the Kalita Humphreys Theater
3636 Turtle Creek Blvd. at Blackburn
Presented by Uptown Players

Festival includes Click and A Midsummer Night’s Conversation.

Click here for complete Festival line-up and to order tickets!

8 Minute Madness Playwrights Festival

...last and always “Sometimes love can take us to a safe place when nothing else can.”

With Charles Gould and C. Frederick Secrease
Directed by Nick Brennan

Sometimes love can take you to a safe place when nothing else can.

At the Shell Theatre, 300 W. 43rd St., New York City, Jan. 21 to Feb. 6, 2011.

 

Read about the plays and see photos from Connect.
Meet the playwright, director and cast of Connect.

 

 ...last and always “Sometimes love can take us to a safe place when nothing else can.”

 This play was produced by NativeAliens Theatre Collective as part of their tenth “Short Stories” program for New York City’s Gay Pride Festival, June 24th to 28th, 2009.

 

The Samuel French Off Off-Broadway Short Play Festival, June 2007.  

Five Minutes Three short scenes set in the World Trade Center on 9/11, reminding us that sometimes five minutes can be a lifetime...and sometimes love can take us to a safe place when nothing else can.

Produced by Emerging Artists Theatre of New York City.  

 

Emerging Artists Theatre’s Fall Festival of Short Plays, October 31st to November 19th, 2006, New York City. 

Five Minutes Three short scenes set in the World Trade Center on 9/11, reminding us that sometimes five minutes can be a lifetime...and sometimes love can take us to a safe place when nothing else can.


 

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