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Short Stuff: Ten- to Twenty-Minute Plays for Mature Actors
Short Stuff: Ten- to Twenty-Minute Plays for Mature Actors
Edited by Ann McDonough. Written by David Alex, Claudia Allen, D.M. Bocaz-Larson, Kent R. Brown, Nicole J. Burton, John Green, Violet Gunter, L.B. Hamilton, Douglas Hill, Mark Steven Jensen, Jenny Laird, Bob May, Irl Mowery, Mark Plaiss, Erik Ramsey and Earl Reimer.

 This delightful new anthology of short plays offers a wide variety of challenging roles for men and women over the age of 55. Short Stuff dramatizes the lives of distinctive and memorable characters such as Harriet, a 60-something dynamo who returns to college to earn her degree; Georgie and Sass who discover the power of laughter and acceptance in the face of adversity; Howard and Ellie who endure a stormy blind date arranged through a dating service; Edwin and Phyllis whose marriage survives the existence of Edwin's diary of women who have attracted his fancy; and Dick and Rusty who play out a romantic guntotin' fantasy of the Old West. And more: Mr. Ponazecki who laments the passing of a favorite hotel in his hometown of Chicago; a cleaning lady who feels like a queen when she steps into the shoes of a beauty pageant contestant; two sisters who come to terms with a husband's infidelity; a derelict and his relationship with a woman seeking the warmth of companionship; and two friends who learn that friendship is far more valuable than winning a jackpot in Las Vegas. These short pieces, requiring minimal production support, have been penned by Mark Steven Jensen, Douglas Hill, Claudia Allen, Earl Reimer, Irl Mowery, John Green, Jenny Laird, Nicole J. Burton, Mark Plaiss, Kent R. Brown, L.B. Hamilton, D.M. Bocaz-Larson, David Alex, Erik Ramsey, Violet Gunter and Bob May.

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Play details
Status:  In Stock
Type of show:  Anthology
Catalog Code:  SC8
Royalty:  $80.00 /perf.*
Cost:  $24.95
Target Audience: College and Adult
Performing Group: Senior Theatre | Community Theatre | Stock & Lort
ISBN (10): 0871298511
Kent R. Brown is a director, editor and playwright whose works have been produced throughout Canada, Belgium, The Netherlands, Australia and the United States. American venues include People's Light & Theatre Company, Walnut Street Theatre, Greenbrier Valley Theatre, Orlando Repertory, BoarsHead Theater, West Coast Ensemble, Boston Theatre Works, Moving Arts, The Side Project and Pulse Ensemble. Titles include Two Beers ...More
John Green's plays have been produced across the United States and in Europe. The Liquid Moon debuted at Chicago Dramatists (where he is a resident writer) and won the Jeff and After Dark awards. It had a controversial run at Virginia's Barter Theatre, was published in the anthology New Plays from Chicago and was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. Doubting ...More
Jenny Laird is a resident playwright at Chicago Dramatists, where her play Ballad Hunter received its premiere and a Joseph Jefferson Nomination for Outstanding New Work. She is also the recipient of the Cunningham Prize for playwriting, Mill Mountain Theatre's New Play Award, an Illinois Arts Council Playwriting Fellowship as well as developmental and production grants from the NEA. Her ...More
Bob May earned an M.F.A. in playwriting from the University of Nevada Las Vegas and currently teaches playwriting and screenwriting at the University of Central Arkansas. He has about 20 published plays with various publishing companies including Concerned Citizen (Dramatic Publishing); Gidget's Gadget to Bamboozle Beanie (Playscripts, Inc.); Beanie and the Bamboozling Book Machine (Samuel French); Crystal and the Christmas ...More
Ann McDonough holds a Ph.D. in theater from the University of Minnesota and is the co-founder and head of the senior adult theater program at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Her books available through Dramatic Publishing are New Monologues for Mature Actors and Short Stuff: Ten- to Twenty-Minute Plays for Mature Actors and (with Kent R. Brown) A Grand ...More
Erik Ramsey shares teaching duties with Charles Smith in the M.F.A. Playwriting Program at Ohio University and is also head of the B.F.A. playwriting program. His latest play, Lions Lost (In Translation), has been developed at numerous regional theaters including Cleveland Public Theatre, American Stage, the Tony-award winning Victory Gardens and Pittsburgh Irish and Classical Theatre. He is currently writing ...More
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