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DAVID GREENSPAN

DAVID

GREENSPAN

Greenspan is perhaps best known for appearing in his own plays, most notably Dead Mother, She Stoops to Comedy, Go Back to Where You Are, I’m Looking for Helen Twelvetrees— and his solo plays The Argument and The Myopia. He has performed solo renditions of Eugene O’Neill’s Strange Interlude, Barry Conners’ The Patsy, Gertrude Stein’s lecture Plays and a program of Stein lectures Composition... Master-Pieces... Identity. He has worked with many contemporary playwrights—drawing special notice for his performances in Terrence McNally’s Some Men and in revivals of Mart Crowley’s The Boys in the Band and Goethe’s Faust

He is closely associated with several New York theaters, particularly Playwrights Horizons, Target Margin Theater, Transport Group, the Bushwick Starr and the Foundry Theater and is a recipient of Guggenheim, Lortel and Fox fellowships, Alpert, Lambda Literary, Helen Merrill Playwriting awards, a Ruthie, and six OBIEs.

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DAVID GREENSPAN

ODYSSEUS

Odysseus is inspired by James Joyce’s Ulysses and Homer’s Odyssey – but set among a group of family and friends over the course of a weekend on Long Island. While diverging in significant ways from its source materials, the play features structural elements and writing methods reminiscent of the novel and poem: a 35-minute lecture on Homeric authorship; a solo one-act play about the painter Caravaggio and his young lover Francesco Boneri; and extended internal asides. Each episode dramatizes the interconnection of love and creation – and the Odyssean figure’s metaphorical voyage “home.”

FOOLS IN THE FOREST

Fools in the Forest was prompted by my performing in a production of As You Like It. It features an aggressively truncated version of sections from As You Like It, followed by a wildly anachronistic series of events: Charles the wrestler opens a nightclub in Carson City, Nevada for has-been entertainers (including Touchstone); Orlando becomes a woman after the death of Rosalind and travels the world with the old servant Adam who, like the wizard Merlin, grows younger; the Duke and Jaques make a long sea voyage, the later losing his faculties to the ravages of syphilis.

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