Free Fire Zone: A Playwright's Adventures on the Creative Battlefields of Film, TV, and Theater

Free Fire Zone: A Playwright's Adventures on the Creative Battlefields of Film, TV, and Theater

by Theresa Rebeck

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Overview

Free Fire Zone: A Playwright's Adventures on the Creative Battlefields of Film, TV, and Theater by Theresa Rebeck

A sampling of plays included are: The Visitor (4F, 2M) 60471 (2F, 2M) The Sarahs Three (4F) No Entry (4F, 1M) Blink of an Eye (2F, 3M) Eating in the Dark (3F) Appointment Required (4F, 5M) A Quiet Place (6F, 5M) Controlling Destiny (3F)

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781943511310
Publisher: Smith and Kraus Inc
Publication date: 09/25/2007
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 256
File size: 728 KB

About the Author

Theresa Rebeck is a widely produced playwright throughout the United States and abroad. New York productions of her work include Dead Accounts at the Music Box Theatre; Seminar at the Golden Theatre; Mauritius at the Biltmore Theatre in a Manhattan Theater Club Production; The Scene, The Water’s Edge, Loose Knit, The Family of Mann and Spike Heels at Second Stage; Bad Dates, The Butterfly Collection and Our House at Playwrights Horizons; The Understudy at the Laura Pels Theater in a Roundabout Theatre Company production; and View of the Dome at New York Theatre Workshop. Omnium Gatherum (co-written, finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 2003) was featured at the Humana Festival, and had a commercial run at the Variety Arts Theatre. Her newest work, Poor Behavior premiered at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles in 2011. Dead Accounts, commissioned by the Cincinnati Playhouse, premiered January 2012. Seminar continues to run on Broadway. Ms. Rebeck is originally from Cincinnati and holds an MFA in Playwrighting and a PhD. in Victorian Melodrama, both from Brandeis University. She is a proud board member of the Dramatists Guild, a Contributing Editor to the Harvard Review, an Associate Artist of the Roundabout Theatre Company, a Playwright Adviser and Board Member of the LARK and and has taught at Brandeis University and Columbia University. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two children.

Table of Contents

Preface

Lesson One
Learn How to Write

Lesson Two
The Power Structure

Lesson Three
Mendacity

Lesson Four
Actors

Lesson Five
Directors

Lesson Six
Critics

Lesson Seven
Megalomaniacs, Agents, and Pilot Season

Lesson Eight
How to Stay Sane

What People are Saying About This

Jeffrey Eric Jenkins

"This book is shot through with acerbic wit, razor-sharp observations and a healthy dose of cynicism-which Rebeck's theater audiences know induce laughter generated by equal parts of human folly and familiar pain. If Free Fire Zone doesn't make you laugh out loud and feel just a bit uncomfortable, check your pulse. And if it makes you want to write drama, get to it."--(Jeffrey Eric Jenkins, Drama Department, New York University, editor, Best Plays Theater Yearbook, )

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