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Oklahoma Historical Theatre, Inc. 2108 Tall Oaks Trail
Edmond, Oklahoma 73003
(405) 922-5760
JANIS CONTWAY, Playwright/President
Bachelor's Degree in Business Admiistration
Graduate Degree in Creative Writing/Playwright option
Winner of numerous playwriting awards
Dozens of productions including Plays, Musicals, Film, Documentaries, and National Network TV
Published in numerous national print media
Almost one-hundred published songs
Nominated for Best Actress in Southern California Independent Film Festival
Achievement in Music award New Mexico State University film program 2006
Janis Contway
"Belle Starr, Bandit Queen"  Award winning full-length musical about the famous female outlaw of the nineteenth century as she tries to be a lady and the men in her life die in violence.  First performed State Park, Oklahoma. 
"Stake Your Claim"  Award winning musical about a proper lady who joins her husband on the unsettled prairie before the Land Run.  She proves herself when her child is threatened.  First performed at Hafer Park, Ok  "
"Song of Three Rivers"  Award winning full-length musical set at Fort Gibson in the 1830's.  Matthew Arbuckle who managed the relocation of 35 Indian tribes romances a half-Osage ballerina as warfare threatens.  Fort Gibson High
"Railroad Fever"  A newly formed settlement competes with a town of sixteen saloons and dancing girls for the Post Office in a town with twelve churches.  Full length musical irst performed Cherokee, Oklahoma.
"Hormones, Hormones, Hormones"  Musical comedy in which three women sing and dance their way through puberty, pregnancy, post partum depression, and menopause.  Developed for OBGyn conference.  Filmed by NBC.
"Caring"  A rock musical.  A singer has a car accident on the way to the Prom.  The students take him 'good time' medicine in the hospital and decide to become health professionals.  Won Natiuonal Production award.
"Cicadas" Cicadas invade intent upon mating quickly before dying.  City fathers rig a sprayer as Walter falls for Esther.  (In development)
"Trail of Tears"  Musical about Cherokee lovers torn apart by the tragic removal to Oklahomna.  (In deelopment)
"Pretty Boy"  Pretty Boy Flolyd loves his wife and son, but he robs banks during the Great Depression.  (In revision)
Movies and Television
"Altared Realities"  A mystery movie about the fashion and modeling industry.  A beautiful model is murdered at a fashion shoot and the murderer is among the models for the rest of the shoot.  Movie filmed, uneleased. 
Stories adapted for KOJAK..  Televised on national television network
Stories adapted for BARETTA.  Televised on national television network
Story adapted for THE ROCKFORD FILES.  Televised on national television network.
"Phone Sex"  A little old lady, desperate for money with poor hearing and failing hearing aids unknowingly accepts a job in a phone room with a group of jaded operators.   Together they find hope.
"Henyretta's Wonderful Eggs"  An interactive children's Easter show about  how Henryetta's eggs got their color.  First performed at Frontier City, Six Flags theme park 2003.
"Fishing"  A short play about a group of kids who learn lessons of God, life and death while fishing.  Production award and first performed University of New Mexico.
"Just a little Prick"  A dentist discovers the patient in his dental chair is his wife's lover.  The terrified patient cannot speak due to the dental equipment in his mouth.  First Performed UCO, Won contest at N.M. State University 2006
"How I made it big in the Movies"  Set in the fifties, four kids in the backseat of a car hope their mothers will actually take them to the drive-in movie as they repeatedly threaten.  Produced by University of Central Oklahoma.
"Horseplay in the Oilpatch"  Out of work and broke, a Penn Square loan officer, a Geologist and a Wildcatter move from their oil rich homes to a one bedroom apartment and find hope.  Produced by UCO & The Jokers Club.
"Fear of Rejection"  Twin unborn babies converse about their upcoming birth.  First performed Metro church.
"Christmas for Mom"  A poignant comedy.  Two children surprise their mother with gifts and a tree.  Produced by  University of Central Oklahoma.
"Hormones, Hormones, Hormones" A hilarious look at puberty, PMS, pregnancy, rearing children, and menopause performed for OBGYN conference and medical meetings.
"Kilties '99, the Movie"  A documentary of a year in the life of a senior drum and bugle corps.  Produced by Kilties 
"The Coming of Indian Healthcare"  A documentary of the coming of American Indians to Oklahoma and the subsequent development of U.S.Public Health Serivice.  Produced by U.S. Govt.  Became national model.
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