WorldCat Identities

Gallagher, Mary 1947-

Overview
Works: 23 works in 47 publications in 1 language and 2,522 library holdings
Genres: Drama  One-act plays  Periodicals  History  Made-for-TV movies  Television programs  Film adaptations  Biographical television programs  Fiction  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Contributor, Author of screenplay
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Mary Gallagher
The Best short plays( )

in English and held by 640 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Best American Short Plays 2003-2004( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This new volume includes John Guare's Woman at a Threshold, Beckoning; John Ford Noonan's The Raunchy Dame in the Chinese Raincoat; Tina Howe's Water Music; and Joe Pintauro's Ten-Dollar Drinks. The subject matter of this 12-play collection, with half of the plays by women, is up to the minute: In Jules Tasca's The Death of Bliss a young Palestinian wife pleads with her husband not to become a suicide bomber. Melanie Marnich's The Right to Remain was commissioned by Mixed Blood Theatre for its Bill of (W)Rights project, designed to explore the state of the U.S. Constitution's Bill of Rights at the beginning of 2004. Peter Maloney's Leash is set in the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq. And for variety's sake, Deborah Brevoort's Blue Moon Over Memphis is a Noh Drama about Elvis Presley. Other plays rounding out the collection include Jordan Harrison's Fit for Feet; Mary Gallagher's Perfect; and Lavonne Mueller's The Wounded Do Not Cry, the latter inspired by the life of Frances Slanger, forgotten heroine of the Normandy invasion."--Publisher's description
The passion of Ayn Rand( Visual )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Novelist Ayn Rand is attracted to her brilliant, young and handsome new protege. She convinces their spouses to tolerate an affair. This arrangement lasts for fifteen years, with devastating consequences for all, until her protege's interest turns to a young student of his own
Win/lose/draw by Ara Watson( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"LITTLE MISS FRESNO (jointly written by both authors) deals hilariously with two very competitive mothers whose daughters are in the semi-finals of a local moppet beauty contest (2 women) FINAL PLACEMENT (written by Ara Watson). The scene is the Tulsa office of a child welfare caseworker. A mother guilty of child abuse is intent on regaining the custody of her son, even though he has been put up for adoption by the courts (2 women) CHOCOLATE CAKE (written by Mary Gallagher) is about two secret gorgers who meet in a hotel room while attending a women's conference. One is a simple country mouse, married to a mechanic; the other a brassy city dweller whose husband is a wealthy businessman (2 women)"--Publisher's website
Spend it foolishly by Mary Gallagher( Book )

6 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women playwrights : the best plays of 1996( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An anthology of five plays by contemporary American women writers, including Mary Gallagher, Linda Manning, and Jeannie Zusy
Quicksilver by Mary Gallagher( Book )

7 editions published between 1982 and 1984 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Father dreams by Mary Gallagher( Book )

4 editions published between 1982 and 2001 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De dónde? by Mary Gallagher( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Freely translated as "Where are you from?" the title of the play refers to the increasing tide of illegal aliens who flee north to the United States from the economically and politically oppressed countries of Latin America. Seeking jobs and freedom from persecution, the refugees are, more often than not, met with indifference and even hostility, regardless of their circumstances, and deported back to their home countries—which can often mean certain death. In a series of sharply drawn scenes and monologues, with thirteen actors portraying more than forty characters, the author explores the individual stories of a cross section of refugees and those with whom they come in contact: overworked and increasingly cynical lawyers who try to win amnesty for them; a group of Catholic nuns who risk imprisonment to provide sanctuary; judges and immigration officials who must enforce often antiquated and even inhuman laws; and U.S. citizens of Hispanic descent who are torn between allegiance to their new country and compassion for those fleeing persecution and poverty in their old. A moving plea for understanding and forbearance, the play also becomes, in the end, a searing indictment of this nation's immigration policies and a disturbing reminder of the terrible toll which these can exact, whether intentionally or not."--Publisher's description."
Buddies : a play in one act by Mary Gallagher( Book )

2 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Typescript, undated
Little bird by Mary Gallagher( Book )

2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The scene is Kelly's apartment in a rundown section of Cleveland, flanked by universities and now infiltrated by middle-class hippies. Kelly, a laid-back young artist who is finding it difficult to paint, ekes out a meager living helping his friend Clint make custom furniture. Also on hand are Clint's lover, Prandy, a free-spirited "drop out" who now works as a waitress; and Prandy's vulnerable and somewhat "uptight" younger sister, Maura, who is half-heartedly completing college. The central action of the play involves the complicated and sometimes stormy interaction of these four highly individualistic protagonists, each of whom, in his or her own way, has rejected the conventions of traditional middle-class life. The crisis of the play comes when Prandy announces that she is pregnant and Clint, who had previously planned to take off parts unknown, refuses to change his plans despite her condition. Prandy's embittered decision to have an abortion drives a wedge between her and her more conventional sister, a rift that is widened still further when Maura embarks on an affair with the much older (and disturbingly haphazard) Kelly. In the end, when Clint returns from his wanderings, a reconciliation of sorts is achieved among the four-- empelled by the deep-seated affection and concern that they feel for each other, but also tempered by the hurt and anger which have tested, and yet perhaps deepened, their fate interdependence
Dog eat dog by Mary Gallagher( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The place is an affluent suburb in a mid-sized American city, the time the "possible future," when the national economy has slid from recession into depression and even worse. The action of the play follows the plight of some representative families as they face conditions never before imagined: job loss, businesses collapsing, the country club besieged by squatters, and their friends and neighbors turning into hoarders, cadgers and thieves
Windshook by Mary Gallagher( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Marlin Carroll sells the family farm without telling his son, he sets in motion an inexorable trap for his two children -- the idealistic Rafe, and the strong, beautiful Ruby, who cling with equal stubbornness to their opposing dreams
Love minus by Mary Gallagher( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A deft and brightly written account of the lives of four young "swinging singles" who have come to New York City in search of fulfillment
How to say goodbye by Mary Gallagher( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Great short comedies( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fast and funny, this volume contains ten short comedies guaranteed to bring the house down. From an excessively honest blind date (Missed Connections by Samuel Brett Williams), to clandestine cuddle sessions after office hours (Cuddle by Bekay Brunstetter), to an Elizabethan take on an Abbot and Costello routine (who Doth Inhabit the Primary Position by David Foubert, Jason King Jones, and Jay Leibowitz), this collection will make audiences laugh till it hurts
New plays from A.C.T.'s Young Conservatory by Craig Slaight( Book )

2 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a collection of monologues and scenes for young actors to perform
How to say goodbye: by Mary Gallagher( )

3 editions published between 1984 and 1986 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Typescript, with handwritten notes, cuts and revisions in pencil and ink throughout
De dónde? by Mary Gallagher( )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Great short plays( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The Best American Short Plays 2003-2004
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Women playwrights : the best plays of 1996New plays from A.C.T.'s Young Conservatory
Alternative Names
Mary Gallagher Amerikaans scenarioschrijfster

Mary Gallagher écrivaine américaine

Mary Gallagher escritora estadounidense

Мэри Галлахер

Languages
English (44)