Marsha Lee Sheiness

Marsha Lee Sheiness’ plays have been produced on television, Off-Broadway, Off-Off Broadway, regional, community, university, and high-school theatres across the United States. Her plays have also been produced in Japan, Canada, England, and New Zealand. As a playwright-in-residence at Playwrights Horizons in New York City she participated in nine productions of her work. PROFESSOR GEORGE and THE SPELLING BEE were first presented by the Eugene O’Neill National Playwrights Conference in Waterford, Connecticut, and her play, MONKEY, MONKEY BOTTLE OF BEER, HOW MANY MONKEYS HAVE WE HERE? aired on the PBS series “Theater in America”. Her musical adaptation of GREAT EXPECTATIONS, music and lyrics by Robert Bendorff, was a 1997 finalist for the Richard Rodgers Award, and the Festival of Contemporary Musical Theatre. She received the National Endowment for the Arts in Playwriting as well as other awards and prizes. She was a member of the Dramatist Guild, Writers Guild East, Screen Actors Guild, Actors Equity, PEN. Published by ArtAge, Blue Moon Plays, Samuel French, Inc.

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  • Lost and Found

    by Marsha Lee Sheiness
    • 50 Minutes
    • 3 Males, 4 Females, Max/Min 7

    Bare Stage

    In this one-act drama, seven teenagers laugh and cry as they tell their personal stories of shifting sexuality. Playing roles in each other’s scenes, they confront growing up gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender. They must learn to exist in a world that continues to be perplexed and challenged by sexual differences.

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