John L. Gronbeck-Tedesco
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.
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
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|PERFORMING ANNIE OAKLEY - Breathe - Annie||John L. Gronbeck-Tedesco||
Annie Oakley speaks of her past and her first great teacher, her father.
|PERFORMING ANNIE OAKLEY - See! - Annie||John L. Gronbeck-Tedesco||
Annie Oakley wants the audience to see and understand the world the way she does.
|PERFORMING ANNIE OAKLEY - The Queen of England - Annie||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.
|PERFORMING ANNIE OAKLEY - The Vote - Annie||John L. Gronbeck-Tedesco||
Annie Oakley makes an insightful connection between shooting and voting.
|THE FRENCHY BERNADONE SHOW - Baseball - Frenchy||John L. Gronbeck-Tedesco||
Frenchy, also known as Saint Francis, describes how social activism is similar to baseball.
|THE FRENCHY BERNADONE SHOW - Francis Came Later - Frenchy||John L. Gronbeck-Tedesco||
Saint Francis shares the details of his past the Catholic Church always omits.
|THE FRENCHY BERNADONE SHOW - Lepers - Frenchy||John L. Gronbeck-Tedesco||
Frenchy, also known as Saint Francis, speaks of the lessons he learned from lepers.
|THE FRENCHY BERNADONE SHOW - Love Is... - Frenchy||John L. Gronbeck-Tedesco||
Frenchy, also known as Saint Francis, speaks of the true nature of love.
|THE FRENCHY BERNADONE SHOW: A Play About Francis of Assissi||John L. Gronbeck-Tedesco||
Frenchy Bernadone, Saint Francis of Assisi beguiles, coaxes, and charms his audience into a moral vision for the contemporary world.