Joanne Koch

Playwright

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Please specify the play or musical of interest. Available plays and musicals are listed below:

  • Belle Barth: If I embarrass you, tell your friends. Musical, 1 woman, 1 man.
  • American Klezmer, musical, 3 women, 6 men
  • Soul Sisters, musical, 2 women, 1 man
  • Safe Harbor, drama, 4 women, 6 men, 1 boy (8-10)
  • Danny Kaye: Supreme Court Jester. Musical, 2 men, 2 women
  • Sophie, Totie & Belle. Musical comedy: 3 women to enact Sophie Tucker, Totie Fields, Belle Barth, 1 versatile character actor to portray numerous men, Piano
  • Stardust. Drama, 1 woman, 1 man. Available at www.DramaticPublishing.com
  • Nesting Dolls. Drama, 3 women, 3 men
  • Flying Feathers. Family musical, 3 women, 3 men
  • Teeth. Comedy, 3 women, 4 men
  • A Leading Woman. Comedy with some music of the period: 4 women, 6 men, 1 man/piano player
  • Courage like a wild horse. Drama adapted with authors’ permission from Where Courage Is Like A Wild Horse by Sharon Okee Chee Skolnick & Mannie Skolnick, 5 women, 3 men
  • Saul Bellow’s Stories on Stage: A Silver Dish adapted by Joanne Koch & The Old System adapted by Sarah Blacher Cohen. Drama: 4 women, 4 men
  • Henrietta Szold: Woman of Valor. 1 woman, 1 man.
    Henrietta Szold: Mother of a Multitude. 1 woman
  • Haymarket: footnote to a bombing. Drama: 4 women, 6 men
  • Hearts in the Wood. Musical: 3 women, 3 men, Guitar & banjo, dulcimer, piano (can be played by 2 of the men, 1 of the women)
  • Sandburg Among the Goats. Drama with folk music. 1 man to play Carl Sandburg, guitar/singer accompanist


Shared Stages: 10 American Dramas of Blacks & Jews, edited and with an introduction by Sarah Blacher Cohen & Joanne Koch. Includes Driving Miss Daisy, Fires in the Mirror, Medal of Honor Rag, Soul Sisters and six other noted plays. Available at www.amazon.com or www.sunypress.edu.


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