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Stanton Wood

CANDIDE AMERICANA

Seven actors play over 40 characters complete with multiple decapitations, song, and the greatest treasure known to man in this high-energy contemporary re-imagining of Voltaire’s classic novel - an unlikely love story and a cosmic roadtrip that will make you ponder your place in the universe.

DOWN THE DRAIN

This play explores not just how Annie Wilson gets to the point where she can kill her children, but also the ramifications of this event (and her subsequent attempts to conceal the truth) on both herself and her community.

THE NIGHT OF NOSFERATU

A story-theatre adaptation of Stoker’s novel Dracula and Murnau’s film Nosferatu, it tells the story of Jonathon and Mina Harker and their dangerous flirtation with the vampire Nosferatu and the border between life and death.

THE TALE OF FRANKENSTEIN'S DAUGHTER

A female-centered, story-theatre retelling of Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein" using multiple points of view (the doctor is a woman and two actresses play the Creature, who is also female).

Stanton Wood is a dramatic writer in a variety of media. His play THE NIGHT OF NOSFERATU, produced by Rabbit Hole Ensemble and subsequently moved to Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theatre, received 5 Midtown International Theatre Festival “Best of Fest” nominations as well as 6 New York Innovative Theatre Award nominations (including Outstanding Full Length Script) and was featured on a number of “Best of 2007” lists. Three of his plays, THE SNOW QUEEN, THE MAGICAL FOREST OF BABA YAGA, and THE BLUE BIRD, (co-written with Lori Ann Laster) were produced in NYC by Urban Stages Theatre Company over successive seasons, and he was the recipient of that company’s Emerging Playwright Award in 2007. Other plays include THE TALE OF FRANKENSTEIN’S DAUGHTER (coming October 2011), CANDIDE AMERICANA, BIG THICK ROD (all produced by Rabbit Hole Ensemble), DOWN THE DRAIN (adobe theatre company), and MR. HOOVER’S TEA PARTY (Offworld Theatre Company.

In addition to being a resident artist at Rabbit Hole Ensemble and Urban Stages, he has received developmental support from Algonquin Theatre Company, Manhattan Class Company, Playwrights Horizons, The Hangar Theatre, Primary Stages, New York Theatre Workshop, City Theatre in Pittsburgh, and the Carnegie Mellon Showcase of New Plays. His plays have been published in a number of literary magazines, by Original Works, and by Playscripts. He has also taught creative writing at Young Playwrights, Playwrights Horizons Theatre School and NYU Studio, Carnegie Mellon, and Suny College at Old Westbury.

The proud contributing author to the screamingly funny Message Insertion System and Method (Patent Number 09/955,678), he has also worked extensively in the game industry, writing dialogue and designing characters for award winning projects at Zoesis Studios and Pandemic Studios, including OTTO AND IRIS, MR BUBB IN SPACE!, and FULL SPECTRUM WARRIOR: TEN HAMMERS. He has an MFA from Carnegie Mellon University.