(*thanks to SH, JS, for video)
Two-Hander, my play about actors, egos, and competition, plays the Newmarket National Ten Minute Play Festival July 22-23rd.
- 1 pm and 8pm July 22nd.
- 4 pm July 23rd.
Here’s the complete schedule:
I wrote a ten minute play a while back about actors, called Two-Hander. It got a great reading at the Storefront theatre, but it needed work. I left it for a while, and the solution eventually presented itself to me.
Come see the results at the Newmarket National Ten Minute Play Festival July 21-23, 2017:
Newmarket National Ten Minute Play Festival
Great performance by Anita Majumdar in her play at YPT (Young People’s Theatre). The teenage characterizations were all too familiar for a high school teacher. (The show put me back in the zone for returning from March Break next week.) As someone who has done a one man show, I applauded the energy and focus of Majumdar, who, in each act, never left the stage.
Wonderful discussion prompts in the program also. Boys With Cars
(Thanks to JG for the tickets!)
“Take advice from me. It takes a lifetime to take advice from yourself.”
[what I remember of the quote from the film A Taste of Honey (1961), based on the play.]
As I prepare for my latest high school production, (Romeo and Juliet), I am very aware of the following quotes, courtesy of Margaret Atwood in her latest, Hag-Seed, about a vengeful behind bars production of The Tempest (which I will be teaching soon- albeit not behind bars). True of any production, including high school…..
“Watching the many faces watching their own faces as they pretended to be someone else- Felix found it strangely moving. For once in their lives, they loved themselves.” (58)
“It still astonishes Felix the way everyone wants to get in on the act, once there is an act.” (76)
Quotable #quotes from Jonathan Tolins’s play.
She looked at me, searching my face for the slightest hint of sarcasm. But I wouldn’t let her find it.
BARBRA: Because in this world, especially when you’re a woman, nobody just gives you anything. Remember that.
ALEX: I will. Especially when I’m a woman.