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Karen Sunde Interview
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IN A KINGDOM BY THE SEA
click to order Kingdom in PLAYS BY KAREN SUNDE, Broadway Play Publishing
1st New York Cast:
Theodore Bikel, SAMI
Richard Poe, HOGAN
Jordan Baker, LAUREL
Curt Hostetter, TOMBO
David Rainey, GABE
John Camera, SHARIF
Tom Spackman, HAJJ
Michael Haney, Narrator
Director Richard Edelman
Producer Paula Hajar
from Workshop Theater Co, NYC , graphics by Gerry Goodstein
UNIFIL -change day
Fictionalization of world-rattling event
poster by Gerry Goodstein
US Marine’s mission detonates the UN
- The New York Screenplay Contest
"This is a dazzling script. It sounds authentic and is genuinely tense. In 1988 Lebanon, an American colonel with the UN peacekeeping force disappears. Based on the real life kidnapping of Colonel Higgins, it's a mystery, an international thriller, but at its core a drama about what would possess Colonel "Hogan" to seek out his own kidnappers. A bold, compelling concept ...moves fast, relentlessly forward ... Character amazing ... dialogue first rate, exciting ...sure to be remembered by anyone who reads it."
“...fine Elizabethan juggle of intrigue, betrayal, passion... seethes sexuality... riveting.”
“One of the most powerful antiwar plays ever penned.”
--Plays International, London
Gold Prize winner, Hollywood Screenplay Contest; "Dazzling" New York Screenplay Contest. U.S. Marine abduction.
Caught 'tween 2 wars. Ben Franklin’s last night where he longed to stay – the salon of Madame Helvetius - conjures war with his bastard son.
Lost treasure, sea adventure, intense love triangle. "I love it!" Consultant to James Cameron.
"delicious... delightfully grand." TIME OUT Outer Critics Circle, VOICE CHOICE
Dramedy. Televangelist's wife teams with hooker to sell sperm.
Bill Boyle Coverage: "very talented writer... exceptional"
America's first heroine outfoxes all the guys until they thank her. A finalist at Sundance.
Plays and trilogy collections. Many FREE downloads:
Washington ignites Continental Army.
3 plays: Achilles, Kabuki Macbeth, Kabuki King Richard
Haiti: A Dream (WNYC, NPR) , The Sound of Sand, How His Bride Came to Abraham
Stand-up comic meets Joan of Arc - 'banned in Philadelphia"
Three plays:Please God No Wedding Or Shooting At The End!, Anton Himself, Masha, Too
Three plays :Tracking Blood White, Native Land, Sweet Land of Fire.
three plays ripped from headlines
"Americana with the spirit of a musical!" - at Edinburgh Festival
"haiku-like clarity…hypnotically beautiful, emotionally dizzying." —Chicago Sun-Times
“Unforgettable... You wish it would stop, but know you’d feel robbed if it did.”
NEW YORK TIMES E-book available Free
"primal emotions... dazzling... beautifully distilled script" Chicago Sun-Times
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includes HAITI: A DREAM by Sunde
BALLOON, click here
Franklin in France, "Best Play" nom-OuterCriticsCircle