Evan Guilford-Blake

Evan Guilford-Blake writes plays, prose and poetry for adults and children. His plays have been performed internationally and won 44 playwriting competitions, including the Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival competition, twice. He is the only playwright to have been so honored.

Thirty-six of his scripts are published. Evan’s published prose includes the novel The Bluebird Prince for middle-grade students (and their parents), adapted from his award-winning play; the adult novel Animation; and the award-winning short story collection American Blues (all available on Amazon and other e-retail sites), as well as the chapbook In the Realms of Light and Darkness.

His work has also appeared in roughly 75 journals and anthologies, winning 24 awards and garnering two Pushcart Prize nominations. He has taught playwriting and fiction at several venues. He and his wife (and inspiration) Roxanna, a healthcare writer and jewelry designer, live in the southeastern US with their two beloved rescue mutts, the small, aptly named Winnie Words, and the incredible hulk they call Baldrick.

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  • Plays, Poems and Pratfalls: Will Shakespeare, An Introduction

    by Evan Guilford-Blake
    • 45 Minutes
    • 1 or 2 Males, 1 or 2 Females

    Audience Participation, Comedy, Drama, High School, Middle School

    A 45-minute introduction to various works of The Bard. Written to be performed by 2 or 4 actors within a single class period. ideal for ages 8 – 12. Includes excerpts from A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Hamlet, As You Like It, and one of the sonnets: number 18. Printable PDF available

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  • Friends and Relations

    by Evan Guilford-Blake
    • 30 - 90 minutes
    • 3+ Males 3+ Females Max 10 Min 5

    Flexible Casting, Simple Set

    A collection of short comedies for seniors by Evan Guilford-Blake. The short comedies may be performed separately or together by a cast of as few as five or as many as 10. Contains:
    – Old Friends -Two strangers meet on a park bench,
    – The Baby – A pregnancy brings new challenges into old relationships
    – Strangers in the Night – An older woman meets a younger man on the deck of the SS Sinatra, a recreational cruise ship, somewhere in the Caribbean

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