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Rosemary Zibart

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All Too Human

Frederick Nietzsche vies with Paul Rée for the attention of Lou Salomé but who will succeed in this battle of emotion over intellect….

(Semi-finalist, 2008 Eugene O’Neill National Playwriting Conference)

Jewel manuscript inviteThe Jewel in the Manuscript

hounded by gambling debts, Fyodor Dostoevesky hires a young stenographer Anna Snitkina to help complete a novel in a month; the two grow close but the spectre of another woman who figures both in the novel Dostoevsky is writing and in his life could mar their love…

Premiere Production directed by Brian Hansen, Adobe Theatre, Albuquerque, October 18-November 10, 2012


an Israeli-American woman goes home after the death of her father to discover the emotional and economic chaos caused by his Romanian caretaker.

City Mice

In this gentle comedy, Holmes and Nathalie are two urbane New Yorkers but Holmes has gotten in trouble financially and must find someone to lend him money. The only person he can call upon for help is his brother Timothy who dropped out 40 years ago to be a hippie farmer with his wife Grace in upstate Vermont. Reluctantly, Holmes and Nathalie visit the bucolic farm only to discover both unexpected difficulties and an opportunity to reconnect.

Babe Inc. posterBabe, Inc.

at a futuristic robotic dating service, a real woman, Dia, substitutes for a robotic Babe to accompany a man, Martin, to his mother’s funeral and the results are HAYWIRE!

(Winner, 2007 NAAA Playreading Festival, Staged Reading held at Soho Theater, London; 2007, Last Frontier Play Festival, Valdez, AL; 5th place, 2008 Windsor Fringe; 2008 Strawberry One-Act Festival, NYC)

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a menopausal woman struggles with ambivalence about her fickle Libido in the form of a sexy young vamp.


A woman seeking a father for her son must decide if the man merits being a dad...

(2006 Benchwarmers, Santa Fe Playhouse; “Short and Sweet Play Fest; Sidney, Australia – 4th Annual Denver Showcase of Western Playwrights)

The Call

(2004 Benchwarmers, Santa Fe Playhouse; produced at Voices of Fire Festival, University of New Mexico, 2000 and Santa Fe Playhouse, NM, 2003)

A Quickie

for God’s Sake - a couple debates careers and copulation.


A female playwright discovers to her horror that a glowing theatre review totally misses the point of her play! - Featured in the 18 DAYS FESTIVAL, sponsored by the New Mexico Women in the Arts, Santa Fe

Where's Kelsey?

A gay twist on "look who's coming home for dinner".




a couple contemplates divorce during morning floss.

A Lion’s Tale

an escaped lion spurs existential angst in a married couple

(played at the Santa Cruz Playhouse "Eight by Tens" Short Play Series, 2010)


an innovative solution to a tough issue – the future of the State of Israel.

(2009 Benchwarmers, Santa Fe Playhouse)

Any One of Us

A social worker messes up and holds herself responsible for a tragic death but who's really to blame?


My Dear Doctor

based on life of the first woman physician Elizabeth Blackwell. As Dr. Blackwell struggles to establish a medical practice in New York City in 1856, she also adopts an insecure young orphan Kitty. Will she succeed as a doctor and as a single mom?

Tied for 2nd place in the 2010 Jackie White Memorial Children’s Playwriting Contest

Never Ever Land

two children abandoned by their mother on the edge of the desert discover Dorothy’s silver slipper that she dropped on her way back from Oz and try to wish themselves back to Oz and out of their scary predicament.

Received Honorable Mention in 2008 Marilyn Hall Award for Youth Theatre; Beverly Hills Theatre Guild

Get It?

young people wrangle with issue of sexual harassment

(Played in Santa Fe area schools for 6 years.)


a talented young photographer who’s stuck in a small New Mexico town caring for her invalid father meets a sharp New York celebrity. When a spark lights between them, the young woman is drawn to the big city with dreams of pursuing her photography but quickly becomes disenchanted with glam and glitter and must decide how to create her own future.

Dirty Linen

a Jewish girl in the Civil Rights era South learns that her father is complicit in a scheme to sell gas-polluted property to poor blacks in the community and must decide whose side she’s on.


A Vietnam vet bonds with an African orphan, adopted by a U.S. family, who’s traumatized by his experience as a boy soldier. To save the boy, the vet must face demons from his own past.














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