jean.d.giebel@hofstra.edu

Dean’s Office
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
112 Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY  11549
516-463-6681 phone 516-463-4001 fax

SCRIPTS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST:

RETRACING STEPS  (3W, one-act) How much can one maid-of-honor lose (including the bride) after one crazy bachelorette party?

SAVED (1W 1M, ten minute one-act)  A chance meeting in the wee hours of the morning teach two university undergrads that being open-minded when it comes to other people can result in unexpected benefits.

PASSING THROUGH (1W 2M, ten minute one-act)  Life, and death, never seem to be as clear as we want them to be.

THE MAGIC FISHBONE (flexible casting, one-act) an interactive children’s theater piece based on the short story by Charles Dickens of the same name and subtitled “A Holiday Romance from the Pen of Miss Alice Rainbird Aged 7” After Princess Alicia finds a magic fishbone she learns the benefits of asking for help only “when we have tried very hard, and tried all ways” and “done our very very best”.

EVERYONE (flexible casting, full length) adapted from The Medieval Morality Play of EVERYMAN. This adaptation begins in the original text of the 15th century and moves forward in time with each episode. Employing changes in grammar, syntax and theatrical styles, the play arrives in its final moments in the 21st century.

CHASING THE RIVER  (4W 2M, full length)  Kat returns to the scene of the horrible crimes that changed the course of her life forever.  Reunions and revelations force her to face the truth about her past, and give her a chance to reclaim her future, because it’s not about the cards your dealt, it’s how you play the game.

“Jean Dobie Giebel is equipped with a superior skill when it comes to the ability to progress a story and reveal the pertinent information at the right moments. The past events slip in and out in no chronological order and yet integrate with ease and move the story along, keeping the audience interested and entertained from start to finish.”

– Tania Fisher, Theater Pizzazz

“Giebel’s psychologically insightful and sociologically astute script, with its natural everyday language, believable well-researched characters, and non-sequential revelations triggered by Kat’s visit, comes to life in emotionally expressive and empathetic performances by a superb cast.”

-Deb Miller, DC Metro Theater Arts

“Despite the challenge Giebel has set for herself in delaying the revelation of incest, both the subject matter and the way she weaves the story are highly compelling. In an era where #MeToo has become a clarion call but many women still do not speak out for fear of shame and stigma, this play is a powerful reminder of society’s failure to adequately address this issue.”

-Rachel Kovacs, Off Off Online