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Ian August, Playwright, “Queens of the Realm”

by Dennis Agle

Ian August’s full-length plays include: Brisé (2019 Great Plains Theatre Conference, Finalist 2019 Seven Devils Playwrights Conference), The Excavation of Mary Anning (Powerhouse Theatre Reading Series, 2018 Ashland New Plays Festival, DVRF New Playwright Program), Interviewese (Garry Marshall Theatre New Works Fest, Finalist 2018 New Comedy Fest B Street Theatre), The Goldilocks Zone, (Passage Theatre Company, Semi-Finalist 2015 O’Neill Conference), Donna Orbits the Moon (NJ Repertory Company, Utah Contemporary Theatre; Barbour Memorial Playwright Award), Missing Celia Rose (NYC Summer Play Festival; Orlando Shakespeare Theater’s “Playfest″; Bermuda Musical and Dramatic Society), Submitted by C. Randall McCloskey (NY Intl. Fringe Festival), Cobbler (Finalist 2019 New Comedy Fest B Street Theatre), and Zero (Semi-Finalist, 2019 NAPseries Festival).  Mr. August’s YA play, Parker and the City in the Sea, debuted at the 71st Edinburgh International Fringe Festival in the summer of 2018. Other works have been published by Samuel French, Inc., The Pitkin Review, Smith and Kraus Publishing and the One-Act Play Depot. Mr. August is a founding member of the Princeton-based playwriting collective, the Witherspoon Circle, and is a graduated member of the PlayPenn’s playwriting workshop, The Foundry. He lives at a NJ boarding school with one husband, two cats, and forty-six teenage daughters.

About the Play

Four hundred years after the destruction of the earth, in the Land of the Realm, two rival queens vie for control of the kingdom. But when Queen Becky the Brave thwarts the royal ambitions of Queen Molly the Magnificent, can all-out war be far behind? Queens of the Realm is a fantastical comedy about power, strategy, and sibling rivalry.

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