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Frontieres Sans Frontieres - Full Length Play, Satire/Political Satire

Frontieres Sans Frontieres

Phillip Howze

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Full Length Play, Satire/Political Satire

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

Satire/Political Satire

Experimental

120 minutes (2 hours)

Time Period - Contemporary

Settings Of Play - Here,
at the center outskirts, immediately to the eastwest of the South-South. Everyone who lives Here speaks in all sorts of accents.

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

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

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


Check out these photos from the Bushwick Starr production of Frontieres Sans Frontieres in March 2017.


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, Bushwick Starr, Clubbed Thumb, Cutting Ball Theater, Theater Masters, PRELUDE Festival 2015, San Francisco Playhouse, SPACE at Ryder Farm, Sundance Institute, and Yale Cabaret. A graduate of Yale School of Drama, he is the 2015-16 Artist Fellow at Lincoln Center Education, and ... view full profile

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