My Work

PRODUCED PLAYS (partial listing)

SISTER CITIES

20122012

 

2012

 

2012

 

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
SERIAL KILLER BARBIE MUSICAL
THE AFFAIR

IPHIGENIA AT AULIS (Adaptation)

NOHO ARTS CENTER

ITALY TOUR

THE HAYWORTH,   LA

Dir. Ronnie Marmo

Dir. Chiara Noschese

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

 

Awards

  • 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

Publications

The AffairThe Consequences

The Thirteen Hallows with Michael Scott

KensingtonKensington

MacMillan/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 Torah 

Flawed Funny Women

 NYTE Press 

Dynamic Press

SHORT FILMS

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.

“Killer Entertainment. -Les Spindle, Edge Magazine

“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 boisterous off-the-wall satire of adolescence.” – Les Spindle, Edge Magazine

“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

“Serial Killer Barbie, a world premiere musical at the NoHo Arts Center, is one delectable package.” Kathleen Foley, Los Angeles Times

“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”

“This world premiere musical at the NoHo Arts Center is a very hot ticket indeed” – Kathleen Foley, Los Angeles Times