2005: The Best 10-Minute Plays for Three or More Actors

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Collected from theaters across America, these two new ten-minute play collections reveal the power and pleasures of this tightly knit form. These plays can be gathered into an evening of short works for production - an event that's becoming popular in the American theater - or they're ideal for the classroom. They offer the same challenges to student actors as longer plays do (creation of character, the arc of action, development of relationship, and interpretation of theme) and are an alternative to scene work, ...
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Overview

Collected from theaters across America, these two new ten-minute play collections reveal the power and pleasures of this tightly knit form. These plays can be gathered into an evening of short works for production - an event that's becoming popular in the American theater - or they're ideal for the classroom. They offer the same challenges to student actors as longer plays do (creation of character, the arc of action, development of relationship, and interpretation of theme) and are an alternative to scene work, since each script is dramatically complete. Plays that received original productions at Guthrie Theater, Actors Theatre of Louisville, City Theater in Florida, and McCarter Theater are included. A lot of dramatic territory is covered by these plays, so there's sure to be something here for everyone.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781575255309
  • Publisher: Smith & Kraus, Inc.
  • Publication date: 8/28/2007
  • Series: Contemporary Playwrights Ser.
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 199
  • Sales rank: 1,454,265
  • Product dimensions: 5.52 (w) x 8.51 (h) x 0.44 (d)

Meet the Author

D. L. LEPIDUS is a freelance critic and editor who has covered the New York theater scene for more than twenty-five years. Since 1993, his work has appeared in theater columns for Chelsea Clinton News and the Westsider.
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Table of Contents

Plays for 3 Actors
Shot Americans (3W) by Kayla Cagan
Larry Gets the Call (2W, 1M) by Matt Casarino
Shades (1W, 2M) by Mark Harvey Levine
Every Man (2W, 1M) by Michael Niederman
Molly Whuppie (2W, 1M) by Don Nigro
It's Called Development (3W) by Anne Phelan
An Ongoing Examination of the True Meaning of Life
(2W, 1M or 1W, 2M) by S. W. Senek
Pistachio Stories (2W, 1M) by Laura Shamas
The Searcher (1W, 2M) by Frederick Stroppel
More (1W, 2M) by Jeff Tabnick
Weird Water (1W, 2M) by Robert Lewis Vaughan
Dead Boy (2W, 1M) by Craig Wright

Plays for 4 Actors
Vinny's Vision (4M) by Jim Gordon
Betting the Karmic House (1W, 3M or 2W, 2M) by Bill Johnson
Infant Morality (3W, 1M) by Craig Pospisil
How to Speak Man (4M) by Sharyn Rothstein
Remind Me Again (3W, 1M) by Sharyn Rothstein
Hell Hath Three Furies (3W, 1M) by Aoise Stratford
A Moment of Your Undivided Attention (3W, 1M)
by Alina Trowbridge

Plays for 5 Actors
Tina at the Times or Below the Fold (2W, 3M) by Wendy MacLeod

Plays for 6 or More Actors
Toys in Babeland (1W, 8M) by Delilah Gomez
at the time (5W, 3M) by Winter Miller
Small World (3W, 3M) by Tracey Scott Wilson
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