John L. Gronbeck-Tedesco

BIOGRAPHY

John L. Gronbeck-Tedesco is a poet, dramatist and translator. His work has appeared in Outsider Poetry, Scintilla, San Francesco, la rivista della Basilica di San Francesco d'Assisi, Karamu House, the Cleveland Public Theatre, the Kansas City Fringe, Casual Friday Productions (NYC) and similar venues.

 

NOTE FROM PLAYWRIGHT

Moment-to-moment choices make up much of our daily routine.  Some of these choices are repeated and almost habitual; others are more deliberate.  The majority are ethical or have ethical implications, because most choices have an impact on others.  My work focuses on how we inherit, repeat and/or change the way we make ethical decisions and how those choices shape the lives of others.

I also write in order to discover all the ways our past influences the present and the future.  Those who ignore history are bound to suffer from its effects.

 

CONTACT

jgt@ku.edu

 

LIST OF PLAYS

COMING HERE: A TRILOGY OF ONE-ACTS ON ITALIAN IMMIGRATION

THE KANSAS TRILOGY: PLAYS ABOUT THE HISTORY OF THE CENTRAL PLAINS

THE JOURNAL OF FREEDOM

PERFORMING ANNIE OAKLEY

THE FRENCHY BERNADONE SHOW: A PLAY ABOUT FRANCIS OF ASSISI

 

NOTE FROM MonologueBank

Material purchased on this website may be utilized for personal, non-commercial use for auditions or educational purposes.  For all other inquiries concerning production, publication, reprinting or other types of use, contact the Writer directly at jgt@ku.edu.

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Annie Oakley speaks of her past and her first great teacher, her father.

John L. Gronbeck-Tedesco

Annie Oakley wants the audience to see and understand the world the way she does.

John L. Gronbeck-Tedesco

A young Annie Oakley acquires the manner and mannerisms of a Victorian lady for her public performances from the Queen herself.

John L. Gronbeck-Tedesco

Annie Oakley makes an insightful connection between shooting and voting.

John L. Gronbeck-Tedesco

Frenchy, also known as Saint Francis, describes how social activism is similar to baseball.

John L. Gronbeck-Tedesco

Saint Francis shares the details of his past the Catholic Church always omits.

John L. Gronbeck-Tedesco

Frenchy, also known as Saint Francis, speaks of the lessons he learned from lepers.

John L. Gronbeck-Tedesco

Frenchy, also known as Saint Francis, speaks of the true nature of love.

John L. Gronbeck-Tedesco

Frenchy Bernadone, Saint Francis of Assisi beguiles, coaxes, and charms his audience into a moral vision for the contemporary world.