The Plays by Sybil Rosen

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Life After Death
A backwards-in-time look at a southern-Jewish family history spanning three generations of funerals. This tragicomedy in three acts explores grief, memory, inheritance - financial, emotional, and psychological - and the intertwined destinies that bind us whether we want them to or not.

Act 2: Reuben & Son Produced at Circle Repertory in New York City and The Pacific Residents Theatre in Santa Monica, California
Life After Death Produced at The Broach Theatre, Greensboro, North Carolina

Brink of Devotion
Superstorm Marie traps naturalist Sass Kaplan, on the brink of giving birth, with two runaways - a gifted drifter named Lucky Starr, and his girlfriend, J.J. Johnson, a bright but damaged teenager. When the ferocity of the storm threatens their very existence, the three characters must confront their deepest longings and their darkest selves. An exploration oflife and death and the responsibility we have to each.

Participant in the Sundance Playwriting Institute in Provo, Utah 1986
Reading The Hudson River Showcase Theater Hudson, New York 2014

Set in 1985, two long-time lovers in an open relationship must re-assess their intimacy and their lives in the age of AIDS.

Produced at Circle Repertory; the Venice Theater Festival; Harvard University; and Hampshire College.

Sis Boom Baa
A one-act comedy about three football widows on a snowy New Year�s Day, partying in the kitchen while their men watch football on TV offstage. Joined by a disgruntled newlywed fed up with ESPN, the women must tackle and defend the rigors and realities of marriage and football.

Produced in New York City, Dallas, and Los Angeles
Published by Samuel French 1989

Duet for Bear and Dog
A conversation between a cornered bear and a pampered dog, interrupted by three hapless humans - the love-starved Russian facialist who owns the dog, and two wildlife biologists intent on capturing the bear. Over a hundred productions in the U.S., Canada, England and Australia.

BEST PLAY Chinook Region One-Act Play Festival Lethridge Alberta, Canada 2012 BEST ACTRESS Kate Connelly as Bear
Take Ten: New Ten-Minute Plays, Edited by Eric Lane and Nina Shengold, Vintage Press, 1997
Imaginative Writing: The Elements of Craft by Janet Burroway, Penguin Academics 2003

Last of the Speckled Catfish
In the middle of the night, a fish biologist< and his wife secretly transport the last breeding pair of a rare species of catfish to a remote mountain ridge. The biologist intends to release the fish into a pool that will sustain them - until he and his wife find themselves lost and exhausted, not to mention hungry.
Read in the New Plays Festival at SUNY-New Paltz, April 8 - 10, 2011.

A finalist in the 2008 National Ten-Minute Play Contest co-sponsored by The Actors Theatre of Louisville and The City Theater of Miami.

Author en loco
A frantic author steals into a local library to re-write her book, only to find one more revision waiting there for her. Written as a benefit for The Rural Library Project, Whitesburg, Georgia.

Theater Brut, New Jersey Rep, Long Branch, N.J. November 2006
The Shandaken Theater Society, Phoenicia, N.Y. September 2007