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Chimney Rock Selected Publications
of Megan Terry




PLAYS

Beach Grass, produced in Seattle, WA, 1955.

Go Out and Move the Car, produced in Seattle, 1955.

Seascape, produced in Seattle, 1955.

The Dirt Boat, Seattle, broadcast KING-TV, 1955.

New York Comedy: Two, produced in Saratoga, NY, 1961.

When My Girlfriend Was Still All Flowers, produced in New York City by Open Theatre, 1963.

Eat at Joe's, produced in New York City by Open Theatre, 1963.

Ex-Miss Copper Queen on a Set of Pills (one-act; produced Off-Broadway, 1963), published in Playwrights for Tomorrow: A Collection of Plays, Volume 1, edited by Arthur H Ballet, University of Minnesota Press, 1966; published in The People vs Ranchman [and] Ex-Miss Copper Queen on a Set of Pills: Two Plays, Dramatists Play Service, 1968.

Collection of Plays, Volume 1, edited by Arthur H Ballet, University of Minnesota Press, 1966; published in The People vs Ranchman [and] Ex-Miss Copper Queen on a Set of Pills: Two Plays, Dramatists Play Service, 1968.

Calm Down Mother: A Transformation Play for Three Women (one-act; produced Off-Broadway by Open Theatre with Keep Tightly Closed in a Cool Dry Place, 1965), Samuel French, 1966.

Keep Tightly Closed in a Cool Dry Place (one-act; produced Off- Broadway by Open Theatre with Calm Down Mother, 1965; also see below), published in Tulane Drama Review, 1966.

The Gloaming, Oh My Darling: A Play in One Act (produced in Minneapolis with Keep Tightly Closed in a Cool Dry Place, 1965; also see below), Samuel French, 1967.

Comings and Goings: A Theatre Game (produced Off-Broadway by Open Theatre, 1966; also see below), Samuel French, 1967.

Viet Rock: A Folk War Movie (rock musical; three-act; produced Off-Broadway by Open Theatre, 1966; also see below), published in Tulane Drama Review, 1966.

The Magic Realists (one-act; produced Off-Broadway by Open Theatre, 1966; also see below), published in Best One-Act Plays of 1968, edited by Stanley Richards, Chilton Press, 1969.

The People vs Ranchman (three-act; produced in Minneapolis, MN, 1967; Off-Broadway, 1968), published in The People vs Ranchman [and] Ex-Miss Copper Queen on a Set of Pills: Two Plays, Dramatists Play Service, 1968.

The Key Is on the Bottom, produced in Los Angeles, 1968.

Jack-Jack (two-act rock musical), produced in Minneapolis, 1968.

Changes, produced Off-Broadway, 1968.

Home: Or Future Soap (three-act; broadcast on NET Playhouse, Public Broadcasting Service, 1968; produced in London at As Theatre, 1974), Samuel French, 1972.

Sanibel and Captiva (also see below), broadcast on WGBH, Boston, 1968.

Massachusetts Trust (produced in Waltham, MA, 1968), published in The Off-Off Broadway Book, edited by Albert Poland and Bruce Mailman, Bobbs-Merrill, 1972.

One More Little Drinkie (also see below), broadcast on Public Broadcasting Service, 1969.

The Tommy Allen Show (produced in Los Angeles, 1969), published in Scripts 2, December, 1971.

Approaching Simone: A Drama in Two Acts (produced in Boston, 1970; Off-Broadway, 1970; also see below), Samuel French, 1970.

American Wedding Ritual Monitored/Transmitted by the Planet Jupiter (one-act; broadcast on National Public Radio, 1972), published in Places: A Journal of Theatre, Volume 1, 1973.

Off Broadway Book, edited by Albert Poland and Bruce Mailman, Bobbs-Merrill, 1972.

Grooving, produced in New York City, 1972.

(With Jo Ann Schmidman) Choose a Spot on the Floor, produced in Omaha, NE, 1972.

Susan Perutz at the Manhattan Theatre Club, produced in New York City, 1973.

St Hydro Clemency; or, A Funhouse of the Lord: An Energizing Event, produced in New York City, 1973.

(With Sam Shepard and Jean-Claude van Itallie) Nightwalk (produced in New York City, 1973), published in Three Works by the Open Theatre, edited by Karen Malpede, Drama Book Specialists, 1974; Bobbs-Merrill, 1975.

Couplings and Groupings, Riscus Books, 1974.

Babes in the Bighouse: A Documentary Fantasy Musical about Life inside a Women's Prison (produced in Omaha, 1974; also see below), Omaha Magic Theatre Press, 1979.

Women's Prison (musical; produced in Omaha, 1974), Omaha Magic Theatre Press, 1979.

The Pioneer (also see below), produced in Omaha, 1974.

Pro Game; The Pioneer: Two One-Act Plays (produced in New York City, 1974; also see below), Pro Game published in Two One-Act Plays: ProGame and Hothouse (three-act; produced Off-Off Broadway, 1974), Samuel French, 1975.

Fifteen Million Fifteen Year Olds (musical), Omaha Magic Theatre Press, 1974.

Henna for Endurance, Omaha Magic Theatre Press, 1974.

Hospital Play, Omaha Magic Theatre Press, 1974.

(With others) All Them Women, produced in New York City, 1974.

The Narco Linguini Bust, produced in Omaha, 1974.

We Can Feed Everybody Here, produced in New York City, 1974.

Pioneer, Ragnarok Press, 1975.

Women and Law, broadcast on Nebraska Public TV, 1976.

(Editor and contributor) 100,001 Horror Stories of the Plains (produced in Omaha, 1976), Omaha Magic Theatre Press, 1978.

Lady Rose's Brazil Hide Out, produced in Omaha, 1977.

Brazil Fado: You're Always with Me (produced in Omaha, 1977), Omaha Magic Theatre Press, 1979.

Willie-Willa-Bill's Dope Garden, A Meditation in One-Act on Willa Cather, Ragnarok Press, 1977.

Sleazing toward Athens, Omaha Magic Theatre Press, 1977.

American King's English for Queens (musical; produced in Omaha, 1978; also see below), Omaha Magic Theatre Press, 1978.

Attempted Rescue on Avenue B: A Beat Fifties Comic Opera (produced in Chicago, 1979), Omaha Magic Theatre Press, 1979.

Goona Goona (musical), produced in Omaha, 1979.

100,001 Horror Stories of the Plains, produced in Omaha, 1980.

Fireworks, broadcast on National Public Radio, 1980.

Advances, Omaha Magic Theatre Press, 1980.

Janis Joplin, published in Notable American Women: The Modern Period, edited by Barbara Sicherman and Carol Hurd Green, Harvard University Press, 1980.

The Trees Blew Down, Omaha Magic Theatre Press, 1981.

Flat in Afghanistan, Omaha Magic Theatre Press, 1981.

Katmandu, Omaha Magic Theatre Press, 1981.

Performance Piece, Omaha Magic Theatre Press, 1981.

Winners: The Lives of a Traveling Family Circus and Mother Jones, Omaha Magic Theatre Press, 1981.

Mollie Bailey's Traveling Family Circus: Featuring Scenes from the Life of Mother Jones (co-author with JoAnne Metcalf), Broadway Play, 1983.

Kegger (musical), produced in Washington, DC, 1983.

Family Talk. Produced by Omaha Magic Theatre, 1986.

Dinner's in the Blender. Produced by Omaha Magic Theatre, 1987.

Amtrak, Omaha Magic Theatre Press, 1988.

Headlights, Omaha Magic Theatre Press, 1988.

Retro, Omaha Magic Theatre Press, 1988.

Body Leaks, Produced by Omaha Magic Theatre, 1990.

Do You See What I'm Saying? Produced in Chicago, 1990; published by Samuel French, 1991.

Breakfast Serial, produced by Omaha Magic Theatre, 1991.

COLLECTIONS

Viet Rock and Other Plays (contains Viet Rock,Comings and Goings, Keep Tightly Closed in a Cool Dry Place, and The Gloaming, Oh My Darling), Simon & Schuster, 1967.

Three One-Act Plays (includes The Magic Realists, Sanibel and Captiva, and One More Little Drinkie), Samuel French, 1971.

High Energy Musicals from the Omaha Magic Theater (includes American King's English for Queens, and Babes in the Bighouse), Broadway Play, 1983.

Two By Terry Plus One: An Anthology of Plays by Women (includes Pro Game, The Pioneer, and Walking into the Dawn, by Rochelle Lynn Holt), IE Clark, 1984.

Right Brain Vacation Photos: New Plays and Production Photographs, 1972-1992, edited by Jo Ann Schmidman, Sora Kimberlain, and Megan Terry, photographs by Megan Terry, Omaha Magic Theatre (Omaha), 1992.

AWARDS

Stanley Drama Award, 1965, for Hothouse

Office of Advanced Drama Research Award, 1965 and 1969

ABC-Yale University fellow, 1966-67

Rockefeller grant, 1968, 1974, and 1987

WGBH (Boston) award, 1968, for Sanibel and Captiva

Latin American Festival award, 1969, for Keep Tightly Closed in a Cool Dry Place

Obie Award for best new play, Village Voice, 1970, for Approaching Simone

Earplay Radio Award, 1972, for American Wedding Ritual, and 1980, for Fireworks

National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) grant, 1972

Creative Artists Public Service fellow, 1973

NEA Literary fellow, 1973 and playwrighting fellow, 1989

Silver Medal, Amoco Oil, 1977, for distinguished contribution to and service in American Theatre

Guggenheim fellow, 1978

Annual award for contributions to theatre, Dramatists Guild Committee of Women, 1983

Nebraska Poet Laureate nomination

WORKS ABOUT Contemporary Literary Criticism, Volume 19, Gale, 1981.

Dictionary of Literary Biography, Volume 7: Twentieth-Century American Dramatists, Gale, 1981.

Betsko, Kathleen and Rachel Keonig. Interviews with Contemporary Women Playwrights. New York: Beech Tree Books, 1987.

Breslauer, Jan and Helene Keyssar. "Making Magic Public: Megan Terry's Traveling Family Circus" in Making a Spectacle. (Lynda Hart, ed) Michigan: University of Michigan Books, 1989.

Burke, Sally. American Feminist Playwrights: A Critical History. New York: Twayne Publishers, 1996.

Chinoy, Helen Kirch and Linda Walsh Jenkins. Women in American Theatre. New York: Theatre Communications Group, 1981 and 1987.

Keyssar, Helene. Feminist Theatre. London: Macmillan Publishers Ltd, 1984.

Londre, Felicia Hardison. "Megan Terry" in Speaking on Stage. Alabama: University of Alabama Press, 1996.

Pasolli, Robert, A Book on the Open Theater, Bobbs-Merrill, 1970.

Schlueter, June. Modern American Drama: The Female Canon. New Jersey: Associated University Presses, 1990.

van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Theatre Z: American Theater, 1968-1969, International Theater Institute, 1970.

America, May 20, 1967, 759-61; June 6, 1970, 612.

Nation, November 28, 1966, 586-87.

New Leader, September 11, 1967, 23-4.

Newsweek, November 11, 1968, 121; March 16, 1970, 64.

New York Times, January 14, 1968, 17; November 10, 1968, 1, 3.

Time, November 8, 1968, 94.

Village Voice, August 22, 1974, 66.

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