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AuthorROHAN VARGAS, Fred - Other Plays by this Author - Contact Author
Synopsis ECLIPSE is a surrealistic satire on our perceptions of each other. The play begins with a Latino, named Jose, who becomes white only because he thinks that his life would improve tremendously. In his disillusionment, Jose comes across a white man, named Tom, who is in a Black man's body. Tom is trying to nderstand the minds and feelings of Black people. Both men encounter a third person who is nothing like either of them. She stands tall and is very direct under the guise of a human female's body. Her name is Belle and she's a wolf. Her desire to be human is merely out of curiosity. What brings them to reevaluate life, society and self is the illumines presence of the moon. It is coming closer to the earth. No longer do they see each other as different but as parts of a whole in line with the pattern of the universe that they all equally share.
Cast2M, 1F (minimum 3)
Jose - late 20’s to early 30’s. Hispanic in a white man’s body. He is dressed in a black leather vest and pants with no shirt. Probably sports a ponytail. Tom - mid to late 30’s. A white man in a black man’s body. He is dressed in a suit. Belle - mid to late 20’s. A wolf in a woman’s body. She has the appearance of a successful and astute professional.
ProductionSound effects (of the traffic) and light changes(of the moon)and an abstract sculpture with a base and the strength to hold an actor.
StatusAvailable for performance
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ECLIPSE.rtfThu, 16th Aug 2007First 11 pages of 21 pagesAvailable to print: £0.00Download here
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Fred Rohan Vargas

Fred Rohan Vargas is the author of several full lengths, one acts and children’s plays that have been produced throughout the country. He holds a MFA in dramatic writing from New York University. Prior to receiving a fellowship for graduate school, Fred began his theatre career by starting a dance theatre company for youths that saw his fifty young performers appearing at such venues as Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall, Pittsburgh’s Performing Arts Center and Cami Hall with great jazz artists, Dizzy Gillespie and Horace Silver. Fred later became a radio announcer for WSTA in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, where he was encouraged and mentored by the late Pulitzer Prize winning playwright and screenwriter John Patrick (Three Coins in the Fountain) to become a playwright. Following his suggestion, Fred produced his first play, Why De Donkey So Stubborn and truly discovered his love for theatre. For several years Fred has been a resident playwright for Harbor Theatre, Stageplays Theatre Company, Third Step Theatre and Artist in Search of Theatre. He has received a grant by the New York State Council on the Arts Theatre Commissions along with other awards and is the author of two published plays, CRYSTAL (JAC Publishing and Promotions) and ANYTHING BUT BLACK (The Best Plays FromThe Strawberry One Act Festival). He has been listed in several editions of John Willis’s Theatre World and Songwriter’s Market. Fred is also a promising songwriter receiving “Honorable Mention Awards” by The Billboard World Songwriters’ Contest, John Lennon Songwriting Contest, Great American Song Contest and Unisong International Songwriting Contest. He has had the pleasure to record with a winning guitarist of 24 Grammy awards, Carmine D’Amico. He has served on the theatre/dance grant's panel for the Queens Council on the Arts, the panel of judges for the Daytime Emmy Awards (sponsored by The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences) and the Board of Directors of the New York Children's Theatre. He is a member of The Dramatists Guild of America and American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP)

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