plays/screenplays/opera


THE STAGE
(Professionally produced, a partial listing)


BIOGRAPHY PLAYS:

POPE JOAN (A 9th Century pope is a woman!)

SCOTT & ZELDA: The Beautiful Fools (F. Scott Fitzgerald battles with his own addictions and Zelda’s madness to become a great American writer.)

QUEEN CLARA  (Clara Barton faces down the raging elements—human and natural – to take the first female nurses into the American Civil War and bring the Red Cross to America.)

SINCLAIR LEWIS: The Exile From Main Street (The first American to win the Nobel Prize in Literature struggles with personal demons to become the most celebrated writer of his time.)

SPEED (“Speed” Holman and early American stunt pilots daredevil in the skies over America and start Northwest Airlines.)

OTHER HISTORY-BASED PLAYS:

DOGS IN THE HOT MOON (The Sioux Indian Uprising results in the largest mass execution in American history.)

MBAHIR AND HIS AMAZON JUNGLE FRIENDS (Children’s play, a 10-year-old Brazilian Indian boy saves his tribe from the jaguars and becomes a great hero. Based on Amazon tribal myths collected by author.)

NINA, MADAM TO A SAINTLY CITY (The bordello from which they ran Minnesota.)

THE DEADLY DECADES (Tough newspapermen in a tough town at a tough time.)

YOU CAN’T GET TO HEAVEN THROUGH THE USA (Italian and Swedish immigrants struggle to live and let live in a bewildering new world.)

WE WIN OR BUST (A strike halts the Great Northern Railroad.)

HOMESICK (European ghosts marooned in an American mansion.)


PLAYS WITH MUSIC:

COWGIRLS (Rodeo women rope and ride in the 1930’s and now.)

PLAIN HEARTS (Midwest farm women in the 1920’s awaken to themselves and their true place in America.)

DOWN TO EARTH (The Great Depression and socialist politics hit rural America.)

MESABI RED (The IWW goes up against U.S. Steel and closes its iron mines.)

LAST HOOCH AT THE HOLLYHOCKS (Prohibition’s last blast in a swinging speakeasy.)

SHANTY BOYS (Lumberjacks from all over the world cut the great white pine in America.)

CATCHING ON (A lonely man becomes literate and discovers himself in the process.)

NINA: THE MUSICAL (They sing in the bordello from which they ran Minnesota.)

ONE ACT PLAYS (also professionally produced):

THE TWO; THE PLACELESS; THE LADY AND THE BANDIT; WHEN EVERYTHING BECOMES THE CITY’S MUSIC; ALTO FALANTE; HOMEGROWN HEROES: SISTER G; GOOD THUNDER; TREE OF MEMORY (two plays)


PLAYS TRANSLATED INTO PORTUGUESE (PEÇAS TRADUZIDAS PARA A PORTUGUÊS):

PAPISA JOANA translated Carlos and Anna Duarte (Um 6th século Papa é uma mulher!)

MBAHIR E SEUS AMIGINHOS AMAZONICOS translated by Anna and Carlos Duarte  (Peça infantil baseada nas lendas indianas sobre um  menino índio de dez anos de idade que salvou seu tribo dos jaguares e virou herói)

RAINHA CLARA translated by Carlos and Anna Duarte (Enfermeira Americana, Clara Barton, luta contra os elementos—tanto humanos quanto naturais—para trazer socorro aos pessoas carentes)

 

The translating Duarte couple a break from their dictionaries and discussions.


THE SCREEN

As a screenwriter, he has written four features for American, Canadian and Brazilian producers and two, award-winning documentaries as well as trailers for feature films and subtitles for documentaries.


OPERA
And the Libretto for an opera: QUEEN CLARA