Just Give Me 10 Minutes: 4 One Act Plays and 3 Monologues for 1 Evening

Just Give Me 10 Minutes: 4 One Act Plays and 3 Monologues for 1 Evening

by Tor Alexander Valenza
     
 

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It's been said that writing a good one act or 10 minute play is like catching a moving bus. In other words, you want to enter the world of each play at the last possible moment and then exit at the first opportunity.

Consequently, the conflict between the characters--that time spent between bus stops--must be clear, yet its resolution unpredictable. Likewise, the

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Overview

It's been said that writing a good one act or 10 minute play is like catching a moving bus. In other words, you want to enter the world of each play at the last possible moment and then exit at the first opportunity.

Consequently, the conflict between the characters--that time spent between bus stops--must be clear, yet its resolution unpredictable. Likewise, the audience must quickly learn who these characters are and what they want, yet have no clue how they're going to get it within about 10 minutes.

Because these plays and monologues are consciously minimalist in terms of sets and props, one can use them individually for scene study, never-seen-before auditions, or for a full evening of entertaining One Acts for a company of 3 to 12 actors.

Professional film and TV writer, Tor Alexander Valenza, entertains audiences with his humor, plot twists, and characters that audiences remember and take home with a smile.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781434894168
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
04/01/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
58
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.12(d)

Meet the Author

Tor Alexander Valenza grew up in New York City and attended Middlebury College in Vermont, majoring in Film and Theatre.

After graduating from college, he settled in Los Angeles and soon began writing professionally for Castle Rock, Warner Bros, Tri-Star, and other studios. His produced television credits include the television series Dharma & Greg, The Dead Zone, and Stargate SG-1. He also has numerous brilliant screenplays that various motion picture studios have optioned but never produced... which is why he has therapy at least once a week.

He currently lives in Los Angeles writing short fiction and non-fiction articles for print and the web.

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