Hey you can buy Angela Gant’s national award winning play, Social Darwinism at Samuel French.
Don’t worry it’s a socio-political absurdist comedy dealing with racism, misogyny, and homophobia…but the audience won’t notice because it’s funny.
Three Dames Make a Queen, a new musical by Angela Gant (book) and Meryl Leppard (composer and lyricist) was most recently seen January 2009 on the New York Stage at Don’t Tell Mama in midtown New York. Their new musical Fat Chicks will be premiering this fall in NYC. This project includes writers W.L. Bryan and Eric Ruben.
Angela received The Paula Vogel Award and The National Student Playwriting Award for Social Darwinism in 2006 at the Kennedy Center ACTF. This play received a staged reading in March at the Bottle Factory Theatre in New York City. Angela is finishing her Ph.D. at Texas Tech University where she received the esteemed Horn Professors Award for her work on Social Darwinism. Angela also enjoyed attending the Sundance Theatre Laboratory in July 2006 as the Kennedy Center Grantee.
The Body of Eva Peron, co-written with William L. Bryan just received a reading produced by Wildbird Production Inc. in NYC in November 2007. Previously, The Body of Eva Peron won Playmarket 2007 and received a reading at 37 Arts in NYC last spring, as well as at The Last Frontier Theatre Festival 2007 in Valdez, Alaska.
Previously at the Last Frontier Theatre Festival in Valdez, AK Angela’s play Conversations with the Dearly Departed, was listed as one of the “standout works” in the July 5, 2005 Backstage (East Coast), and was first runner-up in Playworks 2005. Jill the Ripper, Angela’s newest play, just received a staged reading at Texas Woman’s University and was a finalist in the 2007 Stage West Playwriting Competition. It now appears to be making the rounds in the south.