Tevia Abrams Biography

Tevia Abrams

A Canadian by birth, Mr. Abrams was educated in
Canada, France and the United States. His career as a playwright
has been intertwined with other professions including a four year public
information assignment for the 1967 World Exhibition in Montreal. In
1972, he was recruited by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
in New York, serving in a variety of positions that culminated in his appoint- ment to New Delhi as the Fund's Country Director for India and Bhutan.
He is the author of several articles and a contributor to books concerned
with folk theatre and entertainments in developing countries. His own play- writing efforts continue, and these have resulted in a number of productions
on stage and television in Canada, India, and the United States. His produced plays for the stage include: COOL CAGE(Montreal Playwrights
Workshop, Theatre de la Place);BALLAD FOR A TWO-CAR GARAGE (Georgian Players, Montreal);AND NO CEREMONY (Man and His World
International Exhibition, Montreal / WPA Theatre, New York); AMOEBA (Man and His World International Exhibition, Montreal); DEVIL IN THE ICEBOX (Quebec Region of the National Drama Festival--Adjudicator's Prize / New Playwrights Theatre, Michigan State University); OUR FATHER IN VENICE, a
musical with Richard Fagan (Quebec Drama Festival, Montreal); his English
adaptation of A TALE OF THE ONION OF INTELLIGENCE,a contemporary
comedy by Shankar Patil in the folk tradition of Maharashtra State, India
(National School of Drama, New Delhi, India); JOSEPH AND JOSEPHINE [stage version of a script originally written for TV] (Playwrights Lab, Ensemble
Studio Theatre, New York);LUNCH-DATE(Sanskriti Kendra Art Centre, New Delhi, India). TV productions include SPANISH BLUE (CBC); AND NO CEREMONY (a CBC Centennial Award winner); AMOEBA ; and JOSEPH AND JOSEPHINE (Story Magazine Citation of Honor, US Central Educational Network).

Mr. Abrams' is a member of the Dramatists Guild. His present play, ERICA'S LAST MISSION, continues to be developed in master class workshops with Milan Stitt.

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