A KIND OF MARRIAGE, a stage play, Act One

Sometimes love takes three.

E.M. Forster, the great British novelist and champion of individual liberty and responsibility lived a homosexual life concealed from public awareness. By the summer of 1931, at the age of 52, Forster has taken as his male lover a young bisexual London policeman, Bob Buckingham. Into Forster’s love affair with Bob, enters a young nurse May Hockey. May and Bob begin a passionate love and sexual relationship. Forster, along with his own hidden homosexuality, must face the bisexual preferences of his new lover. A KIND OF MARRIAGE explores the human and social dangers that these three good people must face. Sexuality is more than sex, and love is more than sexuality.

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    Stage Play
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    United States
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  • Hollywood Screenplay Contest, Stage Play Competition 2016
    Hollywood, CA
    October 4, 2016
    Grand Prize Winner for Stage Play Competition
  • Headline International Film Festival 2016
    Los Angeles, CA
    October 30, 2016
    Award of Excellence 2016
  • 2015 Arch and Bruce Brown Foundation Award in LGBT playwrighting
    New York City
    November 17, 2016
    Finalist in LGBT Playwrighting 2015
Writer Biography

CHARLES LEIPART (Writer) Awards: 2016 Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival, 1st Prize One-Act Play, Cream Cakes in Munich. 2015 Arch and Bruce Brown Foundation LGBT Playwrighting Award for A Kind of Marriage. His social comedy, Chez Rikers, was selected for the 2012 Telluride Playwrights’ Festival. His portrait of Pamela Harriman, Swimming at the Ritz, originally developed with award-winning BBC director David Giles, began a UK National Tour in March 2011 supported by the Arts Council England; American premiere at the New Jersey Repertory Co, Jan 2015. Charles’ adaptation of Helene Hanff’s comic memoir, Underfoot in Show Business, received its world premiere at the Devonshire Park Theatre in Eastbourne, UK, May 2008, directed by David Giles. Awards: The Kleban Foundation Award for Librettist. Three-time Finalist for the Fred Ebb Award in Songwriting. Winner of the Global Search for New Musicals, Cardiff, Wales, 2005 (Frog Kiss). Musicals include: Me and Miss Monroe, Frog Kiss, The Showgirl of 52nd Street. Charles is a former Fellow of the Edward F. Albee Foundation and a graduate of Northwestern University. A member of the Dramatists Guild and ASCAP. www.charlesleipart.com

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