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Company Co-director

Central Works

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Central Works Theater Company

Central Works

2315 DURANT AVE

BERKELEY, California 94704

United States

Company Description

At Central Works, we make plays. We bring you original work, professionally produced, and presented in the unrivaled beauty and intimacy of the Berkeley City Club. Please join us in 2008, or even better, become a Central Works Subscriber! ... more

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Background Information

Employment History

Resident Playwright
Central Works

AP Sports Writer
EDS Corporation

Teacher
Berkeley Rep School of Theater

Affiliations

Board Member
Central Works

Education

Ph.D.

University of California , Berkeley

MFA
Playwriting
Southern Illinois University

Ph.D.
Directing
U.C. Berkeley

Web References (71 Total References)


Central Works: About Central Works

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Since then, current co-directors Gary Graves and Jan Zvaifler have produced over 30 world premieres using our own distinctive process, the Central Works Method.

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Building on the success of the ...

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Building on the success of the company's 2013 musical epic, Red Virgin, writer Gary Graves and director John Patrick Moore team up with musical director Ben Euphrat.

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GARY GRAVES (playwright) has been a resident playwright and company co-director at Central Works since 1998. He has been a part of developing 45 world premiere productions with the company, many of which he has either written and/or directed. Titles of plays he has written include: Charlotte Perkins Gilman's The Yellow Wallpaper,Dracula Inquest, Lion and the Fox, Red Virgin, Richard the First (a trilogy), Machiavelli's The Prince, The Inspector General, Achilles and Patroklos, The Grand Inquisitor, Chekhov's The Duel, Misanthrope, Mata Hari, and Penelope's Odyssey. He also leads the Central Works Writers Workshop, an ongoing commissioning program that develops new works. Since 2002, he has taught playwriting year-round at the Berkeley Rep School of Theater, including the annual Summer Playwriting Workshop that develops and presents a series of staged readings of eight new plays each session.
JOHN PATRICK MOORE (director) is an Artistic Associate with Central Works where he previously directed the new musical Red Virgin: Louise Michel and the Paris Commune of 1871 and Penelope's Odyssey. He appeared (as an AEA actor) in Richard the First,Reduction in Force,Midsummer/4, Shadow Crossing, The Mysterious Mr. Looney, Chekhov's The Duel, and Mata Hari. With Expanded Arts/Free Shakespeare in the Park(ing) Lot in New York, he helped develop new adaptations of The Seagull, Medea, Richard II and Dracula.


Gary Graves has been a ...

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Gary Graves has been a resident playwright and company co-director at Central Works since 1998. He has been a part of developing 46 world premiere productions with the company, many of which he has either written and/or directed. Titles of plays he has written include: Lion and the Fox, Red Virgin, Richard the First (a trilogy), Machiavelli's The Prince, The Inspector General, Achilles and Patroklos, The Grand Inquisitor, Chekhov's The Duel, Misanthrope, Mata Hari, and Penelope's Odyssey. He has received two nominations from the San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle for Original Script. He also leads the Central Works Writers Workshop, an ongoing commissioning program that develops new works. Since 2002, he has taught playwriting year-round at the Berkeley Rep School of Theater, including the annual Summer Playwriting Workshop that develops and presents a series of staged readings of 8 new plays.


Central Works: 2014 SEASON at the Berkeley City Club

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Kicking things off in February, the company unveils The Lion and the Fox, written by Gary Graves and directed by Jan Zvaifler.

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This summer, a terrifyingly delightful offering: Dracula Inquest, adapted from Bram Stoker's classic horror story by resident playwright Gary Graves. The year is 1895. An inspector from Scotland Yard arrives in the bowels of an insane asylum in the seaside town of Whitby, England. He has come to inquire into a bizarre sequence of gruesome events concerning a mysterious nobleman from Transylvania. Exactly who is Count Dracula and why has he suddenly disappeared? A Central Works Method Play. July 12-Aug 17.


DRACULA'S INQUEST by Gary ...

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DRACULA'S INQUEST by Gary Graves at Central Works through August 17 is a harrowing 50 minutes with astonishing acting-that's the second act.

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