PRODUCED PLAYS (partial listing)
|Teatro Millelire,RomePegasus Theatre, Sonoma
Underground Theatre, Hollywood Fringe
Dragon Theatre, Palo Alto
|Dir. Barbara MarzoliDir. Jacquelyn Wells
Dir. Savannah Bloch
Dir. Dale Albright
|2010||Rome (Le Quattro Sorelle)||Dir. Enrico Lamanna|
|2010||Paris (Une Ville,Une Soeur)||Dir. Lynn Moses|
|2010||KSU THEATRE, MO||Dir. Nicole Hodges|
|2010||EMERALD CITY THEATRE, WA||Dir. Danielle Franich|
|2009||BALDWIN WALLACE THEATRE, OH||Dir. Sheffia R-Dooley|
|2008||EDINBURGH THEATRE FEST||Dir. Elise Robertson|
|2008||TERRY SCHREIBER, NY||Dir. Cat Parker|
|2007||ALLIANCE THEATRE, CA||Dir. Lisa Cole|
|2007||WOMAN’S THEATRE, FL||Dir. Genie Croft|
|2006||THE HAYWORTH, LA||Dir. Elise Robertson|
|IPHIGENIA AT AULIS (Adaptation)||THE HAYWORTH, LA||Dir. Jack Stehlin|
|DECONSTRUCTING THE TORAH||THE ODYSSEY, LA||Dir. Xander Stephano|
|ROCK, PAPER, SCISSORS||ATLANTIS PLAYMAKERS, FL||Dir. Brett Browning|
|SERIAL KILLER BARBIE*||PA Players, PA||Dir. Julie Netzel|
|BRIDESMAID #3||Producers Club,NYCBaruch Center, NYC||Dir. Mark TroyDir. Randi Cohen|
|FIRST TO THE EGG||THE ODYSSEY, LAHARROGATE , ENGTOWNE STREET, CA||Dir. Bob CicchiniDir. Simon CavendishDir. Mark V Jones|
|LOOKING FOR ATTICUS FINCH||JEJUNE THEATRE, SFO||Dir. Donna Galton|
|ELLIPSES…||THE ELEPHANT, LA
AMERICAN GLOBE, NYCDEZART, PALM SPRINGS
|Dir. Elise Robertson
Dir. Andy ShenkerDir Jeanette Lyons
|SHOSHANNAH’S SHABBAT||BARUCH CENTER, NYC
BROWN COUCH, IL
|Dir. Mark Troy
Dir. Micky York
|AHAVA MALKAH||LSU THEATRE, LOUISIANA||Dir. Robert E. Lee|
|IF NIETZSCHE DATED||RISING SUN THEATRE, NY
WRITE-ACT THEATRE, LA
|Dir. Chris Enright
Dir. Anne Mesa
- 2010 winner Palm Springs Theatre Festival – Ellipses…
- 2009 winner Outworks Theatre Festival – Ahava Malkah
- 2007 Dramatist’s Guild “One of 50 to Watch”
- 2006 finalist Eugene O’Neil Playwrights Centre
- 2005 First Place winner Creative Writing Santa Barbara Writer’s Conference
- 2005 semi finalist Actors Theatre of Louisville Short Play Festival
- 2004 Grand Prize winner Urban Insider
- 2004 Semi Finalist Riant Play Festival
|The AffairThe Thirteen Hallows with Michael Scott||KensingtonMacMillan/Tor|
|Serial Killer Barbie (done at 80+ high schools in US/ Canada)||Brooklyn Publishers|
|Sister Cities||NYTE Press|
|Blind Spots||NYTE Press|
|Iphigenia at Aulis||NYTE Press|
|Tennis Dates||Outskirts Press|
|Deconstructing the TorahFlawed Funny Women||NYTE PressDynamic Press|
|SPELLING BEE||BOXING CAT PRODUCTIONS||dir. Jaret Sacrey|
|FINDING FRED MERTZ||LIBERATION MEDIA||dir. Christian Kennedy|
|BRIDESMAID #3||SHABBY CHIC PRODUCTIONS||dir. Alli Steinberg|
|SHAKESPEARE’S ACCESSIBILITY||LA TROUPE MEDIA||dir. Sean Hanish|
Press Quotes (partial listing)
“Colette Freedman’s black comedy contrives to constantly amuse with crisp, observant dialogue and nicely tempered performances. It’s as much West End fare as Fringe, this is a smart and accomplished piece of drama.” – Steve Cramer – The Edinburgh Stage
“First to the Egg: is rib-tickling. Her dialogue is hilarious.” – Joel Hirschhorn – Variety.
“Intriguing and witty play featuring elements of both Chekhov and sitcom.” Stage Edinburgh.
“Colette Freedman’s smart, sassy script spins theatrical gold. Her characters offer a distinctly crafted glimpse into the human condition and the actresses are marvelous as they employ Freedman’s witty, rapid-fire dialogue.” Dink O’Neal – Backstage West
“A charming and demoralizing tale of sibling rivalry, Freedman’s script will have you hanging on every word until the final curtain.”- Barry Gordon- Edinburgh Evening News
“Wise, warm, and full of heart and humor, Sister Cities by Colette Freedman is one of the best new plays of the season”- Martin Denton – New York Theatre.com
“Freedman communicates enough about the passions, pleasures and sorrows of a selfish, dying woman to break your heart.” – Christine Dolan – Miami Herald
“Freedman’s “Blind Spots” features powerful themes and quirky characters. She gives us a hilarious drunk act and some deliciously bitchy put-downs” P. Adamek- LA Weekly
“Freedman’s play is beautiful and devastating.” – Ilena George – New Theatre Corps.
“The all-female cast was superb, with slick and dynamic performances of a script that was packed with unexpected twists and turns. Absorbing from start to finish, this was funny, touching and ultimately a warm affirmation of family despite dysfunction.” – Louise Ridley – Three Weeks
“Diamond’s Aren’t Forever is a hilarious hoot and a half”. –S. Gottlieb – Backstage West.
“Sister Cities, a serio-comic drama, beautifully illustrates through Freedman’s witty rhetoric, the joys and pitfalls of sisterhood and how a mother’s death can bring a family together.” –Jennifer Rathborne- Theatre Online.
“This emerging playwright is trying to reach something difficult and vital and joining her for the ride is a trip worth taking.” – Charlotte Stoudt – Los Angeles Times.
Colette Freedman has created a masterpiece that appeals to a young, modern audience as well as any age. Don’t miss this wonderful multi-layered and side-splittingly funny play. - Kerry Smith “San Jose MetBlogs”
“Writer Colette Freedman’s dark comedy about four sisters wrestling with their mom’s suicide features choice dialogue and five interesting female characters — an all-too-rare occurrence.”- Steven Morris – LA Weekly
“Playwright Colette Freedman has written a witty, smart piece. She does a great job capturing the underlining sisterly love that binds these women together, despite their polarized personalities.” – Keisha H. – LA Splash.
“It is to Freedman’s credit that she mines laughs and levity (allowing) the audience to find humor amid unspeakable tragedy. A poignant and funny look at the dysfunction that feeds family relationships.” – Mary Damiano – Sun Sentinal.
“Passionately written by Colette Freedman, with all of the love, beauty, humor, flaws and idiosyncrasies that define women, this is a beautiful story. The intricate layers that unravel in this unique script offer much to think about.” Pat Taylor- Tolucan Times.
“One of TWTP’s finest productions thanks to… a script that is filled with memorable moments.” –Ron Levitt- South Florida International Press Club
“Touching and often funny story of sibling rivalries. The four sisters give heartfelt, warm performances. Colette Freedman is particularly good.” – Anna Miller – THE SCOTSMAN
“Colette Freedman’s adaptation does a wonderful job. She shows their depth, concern and their conflicted emotion sincerely. Her special touch brings out the warmth and thoughtfulness of the story” – Mary Montoro – Socal.com
“Freedman is a talented and clever writer who knows how to write funny dialogue with the ring of authenticity dripping all over her characters. The laughs from the audience told the actors they were hitting all the proverbial nails smack on the head.” – Jack Lyons, Palm Springs Guide
“Freedman’s “Diamond’s Aren’t Forever” is a hilarious hoot and a half”. –S. Gottlieb – Backstage West.
“Colette Freedman’s “Iphigenia” becomes a chilling account of how the juggernaut of religion, nationalism and political need can create a state-sanctioned suicide martyr. It’s hard to find a more relevant piece of theater.”- David C. Nichols – Los Angeles Times.
*EDITOR’S PICK “Sister Cities is a dark, moving and hilarious exploration of the nature of family and the ties that bind.” -Elana McKernan, “Theatre Bay Area”
“Serial Killer Barbie,” is a winner, a scathing closeup of teenage competitiveness and jealousy.” – Joel Hirschhorn – Variety
Five Stars. “A beautifully constructed work with real insight and humour. Wonderfully acted, this is a play that should cause us to reflect on some of the values of Western society.”- Ben Lee- Scotland One4Review
“Colette Freedman is a white playwright who flawlessly wrote a story about black women.” Mary Montoro, Life in LA
“Heartbreaking and hilarious. I can’t actually recall any play I’ve ever read whose mere text has move me thusly.” – Susanna Greenwood “San Jose Stage”
“‘Sister Cities’ is clever and captivating. An intriguing and funny script abundant humor in the witty dialogue and the well-drawn characters Freedman has a knack for spot-on one-liners.” –Jeanie K. Smith “Palo Alto Weekly”
“”This smart, vodka-infused dark comedy is a funny, familiar, and rewarding glimpse into the extraordinary world of women.” — Jennie Webb “LA Weekly”