9781575257099

The Best 10-minute Plays for Two Actors 2008

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    9781575257099

  • ISBN10:

    1575257092

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-05-15
  • Publisher: Smith & Kraus Pub Inc

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The hottest collection of 10-minute plays by American playwrights for 2009, The Best Ten-Minute Plays of 2008 for 2 Actors is part of the essential 2-book set for producers looking for high-quality plays and professors who need relevant and engaging material for their class work. Lawrence Harbison has assembled the most compelling comedies, dramas, fantasies, and mysteries of the year a chronicle of what this year's playwrights had to say about the world around them. Plays for One Man and One Woman Apricot Sunday by Ed Cardona, Jr. The A-Word by Linda Faigao-Hall Bride on the Rocks by David Wiener Cell Mates by Molly Best Tinsley The Charm of the British by Laura Cotton Drury Lane by Don Nigro Einstein + the Angels by Laura Harrington Esla and Frinz Go Partying by Bruce Shearer Flooding by Jami Brandli Fuck Tori Amos by Caitlin Montanye Parrish A Funeral Home in Brooklyn by David Johnston Godfrey by Ian August A Great-Looking Boat by Joan Ackermann Happy No-Lidays by Keythe Farley I Have It by Bekah Brunstetter Paris Snatch by Brian Dykstra The Passion of Merlin and Vivien in the Forest of Broceliande by Don Nigro Signs of Life by Frederick Stroppel Skin & Bones by Julian Sheppard Specter (or, Broken Down by Age & Sex) by Neena Beber That Thing by John Shanahan Tongue, Tied by M. Thomas Cooper Plays for Two Men Downstairs, Upstairs by Wendy MacLeod Rats by Ron Fitzgerald The Train Ride by Daniel Talbott Two from the Line by Michael Louis Wells Plays for Two Women Farewell and Adieu by Jack Neary Female Dogs by Barbara Lindsay The Giftbox by Francine Volpe Hollywood Hills by Stephanie Alison Walker About the Author For over thirty years Lawrence Harbison was in charge of new play acquisition for Samuel French, Inc., during which time he was responsible for the first publication of such luminaries as Jane Martin, Don Nigro, Tina Howe, Theresa Rebeck, Jose Rivera, William Mastrosimone, Charles Fuller, and Ken Ludwig, among many others; and the acquisition of musicals such as SMOKE ON THE MOUNTAIN, PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES, A...MY NAME IS ALICE, and THREE GUYS NAKED FROM THE WAIST DOWN. He is currently Senior Editor for Smith and Kraus Publishers, Inc., the nation's largest theatrical trade publisher, for whom he edits annual anthologies of best plays by new playwrights, best ten-minute plays, best monologues for men and for women and best stage scenes. For many years he wrote a column on his adventures in the theater for the Chelsea News and The Westsider and now writes this weekly column for Smith and Kraus's web site smithandkraus.com. He has also served as literary manager or literary consultant for several theaters, such as Urban Stages and American Jewish Theatre. He is a member of the NYC press corps and is an Outer Critics Circle member. He has served many times over the years as a judge and commentator for various national play contests and lectures regularly at colleges and universities.

Author Biography

For over thirty years Lawrence Harbison was in charge of new play acquisition for Samuel French, Inc., during which time his work on behalf of playwrights resulted in the first publication of such subsequent luminaries as Jane Martin, Don Nigro, Tina Howe, Theresa Rebeck, JosT Rivera, William Mastrosimone, Charles Fuller, and Ken Ludwig, among many others; and the acquisition of musicals such as Smoke of the Mountain, A...My Name Is Alice, Little Shop of Horrors and Three Guys Naked from the Waist Down. He is a now a free-lance editor, primarily for Smith and Kraus, Inc., for whom he edits annual anthologies of best plays by new playwrights and women playwrights, best ten-minute plays and best monologues and scenes for men and for women. For many years he wrote a weekly column on his adventures in the theater for two Manhattan Newspapers, the Chelsea Clinton News and The Westsider. His new column, On the Aisle with Larry, is a weekly feature at the Smith and Kraus website.He works with individual playwrights to help them develop their plays (visit Lawrence's website for details). He has also served as literary manager or literary consultant for several theatres, such as Urban Stages and American Jewish Theatre. He is a member of the NYC press corps and is an Outer Critics Circle member. He has served many times over the years as a judge and commentator for various national play contests and lectures regularly at colleges and universities. He holds a B.A. from Kenyon College and an M.A. from the University of Michigan.He is currently working on a book, Masters of the Contemporary American Drama.

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