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Frontieres Sans Frontieres - Full Length Play, Drama

Frontieres Sans Frontieres

Phillip Howze

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Full Length Play, Drama

4m, 4f

ISBN: PMS0000000256

"Intelligent, unruly...there is much beauty in this abundance, and something deeply unsettling, too." - The New York Times

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Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Description

Full Length Play

Drama

Experimental

105 Minutes

Time Period - Contemporary

Settings Of Play - Here.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Physical Comedy

Unit Set/Multiple Settings

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

CAUTIONS

Alcohol, Drugs, Mild Adult Themes, Smoking

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult

PERFORMANCE GROUP

College Theatre / Student, Professional Theatre, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

At the corner of a country that feels both foreign and familiar, three orphaned, stateless youth have built a simple life out of recreation and mischief-making. Their world is rocked as a parade of immodest strangers slowly invade offering gifts of language, medicine, art and commerce. As the lure of development blurs their beliefs, life and landscape mutate threatening their long-held values, community and humanity. 

In a comic spectacle to challenge the pretense of altruism and civilization, Frontieres Sans Frontieres asks what happens when generosity looks a lot like self-interest? How to comprehend when the promise of language matures to the tyranny of words? Who wins and who loses in a War to hold on to the people and places we love? 

REVIEWS

"A brightly colored, comic fantasia on cultural imperialism... Mr. Howze’s intelligent, unruly and intermittently wonderful play is grounded in experience... There is much beauty in this abundance, and something deeply unsettling, too." - The New York Times

CRITICS' PICK! "Howze's exciting piece is a savage burlesque, a clear-eyed bouffon treatment of war." - TimeOut NY

"Linguistically acrobatic, and piercingly funny. Frontiéres is a whip-smart modern burlesque that deserves a wider audience." - The 10 Best Theatrical Productions of 2017, New York Magazine/Vulture

"A kaleidoscope of funny, absurd displays of humanity swinging, pendulum-like, between the mundane and the magical, the minuscule and the grand. One moment we are zoomed in: a child turning water from a leaking roof into a triumphant cup of tea. The next moment we are zoomed out: systemic exploitation of natural resources... Sometimes hilarious, sometimes utterly heartbreaking, the constant flickering between innocence and pain is this play’s metronome." - Bushwick Daily 




Fonteieres Sans Frontieres premiered at the Bushwick Starr in Brooklyn, NY in March 2017 under the direction of Dustin Wills

Characters

CASTING

4m, 4f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Ensemble cast, Reduced casting (Doubling Possible), Multicultural casting

WIN - a young girl who dresses as a boy, an imitator, a trickster
NOON - a young girl who dresses as a girl (later, NOBLE LAUREATE) 
PAN - a young boy who dresses in whatever clothes he can find 
THOM - a foreigner who dresses like a foreigner 
BACKPACKER - a foreigner who dresses like a local 
CIGARETTE MAN - a foreigner with cancer 
W.H.O. - a bureaucrat 
BABY BOO - a pop-star 
ACTRESS - an ambassador 
MILITIA - a soldier 
DEVELOPER - a planner 
NOBLE LAUREATE - a winner 
CLOWN - a clown 
MIME - a mime
Author
Phillip Howze

Phillip Howze

Phillip Howze is a playwright whose work has been developed or produced at Bay Area Playwrights Festival, BRIC-Arts Media, Clubbed Thumb, PRELUDE 2015, The Public Theater, San Francisco Playhouse, SPACE at Ryder Farm, and Yale Cabaret. A graduate of Yale School of Drama, he is a Fellow of the Sundance Institute Theater Lab, a member of the Emerging Writers Group at the Public Theater, a Lucas ... view full profile

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