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A More Perfect Ten Writing and Producing the Ten-Minute Play



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Focus Publishing/R. Pullins Co.

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A More Perfect Ten is a revision of Gary Garrison's pioneering book on writing and producing the 10-minute play, and it is now the most authoritative book on this emerging play form. The 10-minute play has become a regular feature of theatre companies and festivals from coast to coast, and Garrison has distilled the advice of many of those people who had been instrumental in promoting the ten minute play for the last few years. Replete with advice and tips on creating the successful 10-minute play, and cautions for avoiding the pitfalls, this new edition also includes addresses for the biggest and most important ten-minute festival opportunities, new sample ten minute plays and questions for thought and discussion, and sample layout templates for laying out the play for submission. The savvy playwright at any level of skill can use this little book to great advantage. Plus Gary Garrison is warm, funny, irreverent, and essential.

Author Biography

Gary Garrison is a playwright and author, as well as the Executive Director for Creative Affairs of the Dramatists Guild of America and the Artistic Director and Division Head of Playwriting for the Goldberg Department of Dramatic Writing at the Tisch School of Arts. He is also the former National Chair of Playwrighting for the Kennedy Center's American College Theater Festival, as well as the Artistic Director for the First Look Theatre Company and the recently formed Playwrights PlayGround.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements, p. vi Introduction, p. vii Chapter One: Bones for the Pickin\u2019, p. 2 Chapter Two: Work Those Ruby Slippers, Dorothy, p. 10 Chapter Three: My Ten-Minute Play Sucks. What The F?, p. 26 Chapter Four: Serious Murder on Your Mind: Problems in Production and the People Who Cause Them, p. 34 Chapter Five: To Avoid Humiliation on Ice, p. 46 Chapter Six: Drying Out Your Mouth, p. 66 Chapter Seven: Shut Up and Show Me, p. 95 Chapter Eight: T-Minus Ten and Counting, p. 157 Chapter Nine: Ten Last Thoughts, p. 164 Appendix: Sample Play Formats, p. 166

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