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JOSEPH BASQUE

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Playwright JOSEPH BASQUE is an Omaha native and a graduate of Notre Dame who holds a law degree from Southern Methodist University He is the author of several one acts, monologues, and full-length plays, including Ping Pong Diplomacy. The play was first produced at the Shelterbelt Theatre in Omaha in 2005 and went on to win a Theatre Arts Guild Award for Outstanding New Script and was a finalist for Outstanding Drama Production. It was produced by Reverie Productions at the 59E59 Theaters in New York in 2006. Theatermania.com called it "excellent" and Curtainup.com described it as "funny and touching." Backstage.com proclaimed it "warm, wise, witty — Joe Basque's Ping Pong Diplomacy is very special." His full length play Defending Marriage, a drama about gay marriage, was produced by the Shelterbelt Theatre in 2006. The Omaha World-Herald lauded the play for its "charater driven comedy, powerful human drama and themes that are at one timely and timeless in their social relevance." It won a Theatre Arts Guild Award for Outstanding New Script and was a finalist for Outstanding Drama Production. It was one of five finalists for the Reverie Productions 2007 Next Generation Playwriting Contest and recieved a reading at the 2008 Great Plains Theater Conference in Omaha. His full-length play The Battle of Battles is being staged in spring 2014 at the Shelterbelt Theatre in Omaha.


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