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POLY centers on the polyamorous relationship between four people, two men and two women, over a ten year period. Miguel, Aisha, Adrian, and Lin Too do not enter the quadriad right away. First they experiment with different configurations of couples, three ways, and open relationships. The pilot is a linear narrative of the day Miguel and Adrian first meet Aisha and Lin Too. It forces on the principals exclusively. Series episodes will be non-linear, tracing seeds of romance, bonding, passion, and conflict back several days, months, or years. Later episodes will explore characters' relationships with their family members -- that that celebrate the unconventional relationship, those that condemn it, and those that are ambivalent -- as well as their romances and flings with other men and women outside the foursome.

  • Ramon Esquivel
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    Television Script
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    United States
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  • New England Theatre Conference 2016
    Hamden, CT
    October 25, 2014
    Aurand Harris Memorial Playwriting Award
Writer Biography - Ramon Esquivel

Ramon Esquivel is a writer and educator based in Seattle. The last two years, Ramón was a producer for Brave New Play Rites, a festival of new work in Vancouver BC. His play, The Shahrazad Society, won the 2014 Aurand Harris Memorial Playwriting Award. Three works—Luna, Nasty, and Nocturnal—are published through Dramatic Publishing. Nocturnal is also part of the Kennedy Center anthology, New Visions/New Voices: 25 Years/25 Plays, and Luna is featured in the upcoming collection, Palabras: An Exploration of Latina/Latino Theater for Young Audiences. Education: BA History, Yale University; MA Educational Theatre, New York University; MFA Creative Writing, University of British Columbia. Ramón is currently a member of the Writers Group at Seattle Repertory Theatre and finishing his first novel and full-length screenplays.

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Writer Statement

Storytelling is at the center of my work as a teacher and writer. Working in multiple genres — playwriting, fiction, memoir, and now screenwriting — allows me to find the best form for telling a particular story. In television, I look forward to working in long-form narrative to demonstrate the evolution of human relationships.