Tuesday, March 31, 2009

How to Get and Keep Your Agent

Time: Thursday, April 2, 2009 6:00 p.m.
Location: The Drama Book Shop, 250 West 40th Street, New York, NY 10018
Title of Event: How to Get and Keep Your Agent with Actors Connection

WHY IS IT SO HARD TO GET AN AGENT? and WHAT ARE THEY LOOKING FOR, REALLY? This is the battle cry of almost every actor seeking representation. If you do your homework and are a pro-active actor, you can immediately improve your chances of finding the right agent for you and your career.

In this seminar, you'll learn it ALL:
- What's your type and how to market yourself to the right agencies
- A-B-C agencies-which one is right for you
- How to avoid scams
- Legit, Commercial and Print agencies- the differences
- Agents and CD's - THEIR relationship and what you should know
- Making a Great First Impression
- The perfect cover letters, headshots and resumes
- The Agency interview-know what to expect!
- Sign or Freelance - what's best for you
- Correspondence/Following Up/Postcards/Emails
- Your business relationship with your new agent and so much more!

Currently working in television (most recently the Emmy Award winning daytime drama All My Children), commercials, print and independent film, Lisa Gold has turned her attention to leading seminars on the Business of the Business as a way to contribute to others from experience she has gained both as a performer and as one of the owners of Actors Connection. A small mom and pop networking facility in the 90's, Actors Connection has grown into the #1 Networking/Educational facility in New York. The studio today, with over 150 networking events monthly, is a testament to the need and desire of actors needing vital connections that will ultimately lead to their desired success. Lisa's underlying purpose in everything she does is to end the Starving Artist syndrome by aligning with like-minded individuals and entities who believe creative artists deserve to make a great living at their chosen profession.

This seminar is free and open to the public. Call 212.944.0595 x 3 to make your reservation.

Monday, March 30, 2009

POW! (Play Of The Week)

This collection of so called ‘peasant plays’ by J.M. Synge offers the reader a language that is sweeter than any nut. Writing in the tongue of the Irish peasant, Synge offers us poetry that, when spoken, will tantalize each and every palate.

In “Riders To The Sea” a one-act written in 1904 and possibly one of the finest tragedies ever produced, we deal with an issue all too common to the West of Ireland, loss of life at sea. A mother and her two daughters struggle to save their brother from the same fate which has claimed the lives of three generations of strong men.

Synge’s masterpiece “The Playboy of the Western World” was written in 1907. When first presented by the Abbey players it sparked riots among Irish patriots who were very sensitive to its bitter humor. The story tells of Christopher Mahon, a young man from the south, who flees from home after killing his dad. ‘Christy,’ as he’s called, enjoys new found celebrity status as “the man killed his father” among the women of the town -- until an unexpected visitor arrives, throwing the whole thing up in the air.

Synge’s bitter humor was also to be heard in “The Well of the Saints” and “In the Shadow of the Glen” the latter being a one-act comedy written in 1903. His later work “The Tinkers Wedding” was never produced for fear of further riots while “Deirdre of the Sorrows” remained unfinished due to the untimely death of the author at the age of only thirty eight.

Scenes/Monologues: Great material for older actresses.

Recommended by: Muiris.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Adam Hill's Performance Class

Adam Hill's Performance Class

Next session begins March 30, 2009

Every 2 months be seen by Industry Representatives* in a variey of roles.

Audition for class necessary. Limited enrollment.

Arthuer Seelen Theatre at the Drama Book Shop

Contact Adam Hill@adamhillactors@gmail.com or call 570-690-1211

*Managers, Agents, Casting Directors etc.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

New Plays In Store!

Bulrusher by Eisa Davis

Betrayed by George Packer

The Cats Meow by Steven Peros

The Four of Us by Itamar Moses

A little Murder Never Hurt Anybody by Ron Bernas

Things We Want by Jonathan Marc Sherman

Trials and Tribulations of a Trailer Trash Housewife by Del Shores

Twisted Tales of Terror by Jeanie Harvey

When Is a Clock by Matthew Freeman

The Little Flower of East Orange by Stephen Adly Guirgis

1001 by Jason Grote

100 Saints You Should Know by Kate Fodor

Smoke and Mirrors by Joseph Goodrich

Kickass Plays for Women by Jane Shepard

Apostasy by Gino Dilorio

There are many (if not most) items in the store that you won't find on our website, and some items on our website you won't find in the store. If you don't find what you're looking for, please call us at 1-800-322-0595.

RUSH SHIPMENTS and INTERNATIONAL DELIVERY available. Please call 800 322-0595 (US and Canada) or 212 944-0595 during business hours.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Intermission Talk 3.17.09

Reviewing "33 Variations,"

"Our Town" & "Distracted"

by Tony Vellela

Buried deep inside Moises Kaufman's new play "33 Variations" is an actual theme, one that the playwright himself may not consciously realize. And since he also directed, the play was deprived of that 'second set of eyes' to offer criticism during its development. This invented tale of a musicologist whose health is in decline [the compelling Jane Fonda] sets out to discover the reason behind Ludwig Van Beethoven's obsession with creating variations on a seemingly innocuous melody written by a wannabe composer named Anton Diabelli, whose real profession is music publisher.

Fonda's character, Dr. Clara Brandt, leaves behind her adult daughter [the forthright Samantha Mathis] and travels to Bonn, where Beethoven's papers and notes are housed, straining the only personal relationship Clara has, and placing her on a journey that evolves into a last great challenge. As Lou Gehrig's Disease compromises her abilities over time, Kaufman contrasts the woman's conviction to finish her quest with Beethoven's drive to write more and more variations in the face of his own decline, including hearing loss. It is a predictable comparison, however well-acted.

While this mystery cum inspiration creed holds some interest, the play only obliquely answers the 'why' question behind the great master's years-long devotion to writing so many variations. The production does an agreeable job entertaining as his compositions pile one on top of another, ably aided by pianist Diane Walsh, positioned just off the stage in the front of the house, who plays snatches of his work. But Dr. Brandt refuses to give in to the limitations on her agility and mobility, and only grudgingly accepts the help of her daughter, and her new-found boyfriend [the cuddly Colin Hanks], who is, conveniently, a nurse, as they both relocate to Bonn. Mathis and Hanks share some of the more painfully written scenes of awkward dating, more appropriate for a story placed in 1965. They, like others, engage in annoying fourth-wall breaking.

It is the daughter who holds the key to the buried theme. The object of great and growing concern for her mother, she has been working as a painter, a sculptor and a costume designer, but is thinking of moving over to set design, and the mother is worried that she will never be good at anything if she tries everything. The daughter is creative. The mother is analytical. And therein lies the answer to the riddle.

When the daughter hears a recording of the original Diabelli composition that set Beethoven off, she remarks that she finds it pleasant, an enjoyable melody. That's it. A creative person seeing [or in this case, hearing] a real, and satisfying creation, a likely reason for the master to have adopted it as the basis for his own 'creations.' In the daughter's profession, she takes something [a play, a form, an idea] that she believes is worthy, and applies her own creative talents to make its potential actualized. This is not something her mother is equipped to do, or possibly even understand. And this is a theme that would have been worth developing - the difference between people who create and people who analyze the work of people who create.

Fonda's much anticipated return to Broadway after forty-six years has catapulted the play into a 'must-see' event, but it is her stiff-resolve performance, territory not unfamiliar to her as an actress, that makes this an interesting event, not the play itself.

All the Big Themes - from the most joyful to the most tragic - reside together easily in Thornton Wilder's classic, often-underappreciated masterwork, "Our Town." And under the imaginative direction of David Cromer, the current Barrow Street Theatre revival offers a fresh opportunity to witness this great drama's depth and durability.

Paul Newman, who portrayed the Stage Manager at the Westport Country Playhouse, and later on Broadway, once told me that he had never experienced the kind of rapt attention from an audience that this play engendered, he said, "not even in the monologues in 'Sweet Bird of Youth,' was that kind of attention paid, and reverence."

Photo Credit: Carol Rosegg

It is appropriate to revere the skills and talents of this great American writer; it is death to apply it to the play. Thankfully, Cromer does not, and audiences downtown are the better for it. Also performing as the Stage Manager character, he eschews all sentimentality, while managing an easy connection to his audience. Turning the three-quarter round staging area into an advantage, his Grover's Corners residents sit amongst us, talk around us, walk, run and gossip right next to us. Cromer's inclination to force spontaneity sometimes leads him to overuse overlapping dialogue, a choice that robs Wilder's text of some of its most poetic sequences. Placing a few actors behind a curtain jilts us from genuinely light-hearted moments.

Among this cast, James McMenamin's George, Kati Brazda's Mrs. Webb and Robert Beitzel's Howie Newsome most convincingly inhabit their roles, in spirit and of their era. As Simon Stimson, the negative center of the piece, Jonathan Mastro is believeably erratic. A lingering lethargy touches the menfolk [Ken Marks' Mr. Webb and Jeff Still's Doc Gibbs]. And Jennifer Grace, as Emily, ricochets between feckless and pedantic. But as Mrs. Gibbs, Ronete Levenson seems devoid of warmth, almost a scold, appropriately ascetic, but humorless.

Compared to the strengths and surprises [especially the notoriously troublesome Act Three] in the overall production, these observations don't cancel out the impact it delivers. Everything Old is New Again.

Wilder's womenfolk, he points out, "...cooked three meals a day - one of 'em for twenty years, the other for forty - and no summer vacation. They brought up two children apiece, washed, cleaned the house - and never a nervous breakdown." There's a lesson in there somewhere for "Mama," the character Cynthia Nixon plays in Lisa Loomer's new work, "Distracted." She tries to squeeze in a peace mantra with her yoga each morning to face the grueling task of raising one child in an upscale suburban house stocked with appliances, high-tech gadgets and electronic diversions.

It is Loomis's treatise, poorly conceived and even more poorly presented, that today's 'world' is choking us with these diversions - distractions - and they keep us from focusing on basics, including the care and treatment of troubled children, who may be troubled children because of their influence. Mama's nine-year-old boy suffers from some version of hyperactivity. His terrified mom embarks on a multi-road quest to discover what is causing her son to be so disruptive in school, and so ornery at home. This quest leads her to, and through, any number of popular and/or esoteric cause theories and their attendant cures or treatments, many based on administering drugs to him, a course of action from which she recoils, and ultimately attempts. New Age herbs, bio-feedback, behavior modification and blaming Dad's genes all come in for examination.

What is so desperately sad is that the subject merits serious consideration, and when Loomis attempts to leaven the topic with jump-cut scenes, sitcom humor, cartoonish characters, a set design as frantic as the inside of a video game, and more amateur theatrics in her script than the fare in Andy and Judy's barn, the result is demeaning. Add to that, a number of glaring inconsistencies, such as: the boy's teacher singles him out as the sole source of disruption among her class of twenty-seven, yet Mama's female neighbors both have problem children who have gone the ritalin route.

Ms. Nixon, Josh Stamberg as her ADD'd husband, and especially Lisa Emery as one of her ascerbic neighbors, really work at it. Now if only Mama and Dad would call in Super Nanny and listen to some good old-fashioned advice on how to change bad behavior without drugs, herbs, video games, or gene-blaming, it would once again be a wonderful day in the neigh-bor-hood.

On Book . . .

Part of Wilder's genius was his versatility. Get more familiar with his works for the stage in "Thornton Wilder: Three Plays," with a foreword by John Guare, and TCG's two-volume collection of his short plays ["Collected Short Plays, Vol 1 and Vol. 2]. His novel "Heaven's My Destination" shows the Depression-era Wilder reflecting on the indominable spirit of America.

And if you find yourself cast in one of Wilder's plays [or someone else's], return to one of the great acting teachers of the last half century, Uta Hagen. Her "Challenge for the Actor" is an invaluable resource. Skip "Respect for Acting,' her earlier work, which, she once told me, failed to present her ideas as fully as she had hoped. An interesting new work called "Actions - The Actors' Thesaurus," by Marina Caldarone and Maggie Lloyd-Williams, relates the methods of playwright and director Terry Johnson, about how to give yourself a practical vocabulary to expand your understanding of what a character needs to do.


Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Live 3/31 Event to Feature Interviews with 2 Stage Stars at the Drama Book Shop Theatre

Time: Tuesday, March 31, 2009 4:30 p.m.
Location: The Drama Book Shop, 250 West 40th Street, New York, NY 10018
Title of Event: Character Studies Talks with Austin Pendleton and Michael Cerveris

The new “Character Studies Talks With . . .” series of live interviews at the Drama Book Shop theatre is presenting two of the American theatre’s most acclaimed artists: actor/director/ playwright Austin Pendleton (4:30pm) and Tony Award winning actor and singer Michael Cerveris (6:15pm)

Because of very limited seating, ticket orders are being taken by the Book Shop at (212) 944 - 0595.

Each session will conclude with a questions period from the audience, and any play associated with either guest will be discounted at the Book Shop on the day of the event.

Tickets for each event = $18
Tickets for both events = $25

Tony Vellela
interviewer, wrote and produced the PBS series about theatre “Character Studies.” He has served as a theatre journalist and Broadway critic for The Christian Science Monitor, Dramatics Magazine and dozens of other publications, currently writes the reviews on-line syndicated column “Intermission Talk” [at www.characterstudies.net], and is a Best Play Award winner at the New York International Fringe Festival for his play “Admissions,” published by Playscripts. Austin Pendleton
4:30 pm
has a long and distinguished career launched with his role in the original Broadway cast of “Fiddler on the Roof.” For more than forty years, he has starred on and off-Broadway [“Grand Hotel,” “The Diary of Anne Frank,” “Doubles,” and the historic “Mother Courage,” with Meryl Streep in Central Park], directed everywhere [Broadway, off-Broadway, the Williamstown Theatre Festival, most recently the ground-breaking production of “Uncle Vanya” at CSC], appeared in film and television roles [“My Cousin Vinny,” “Guarding Tess,” “Miami Vice”], wrote three plays [“Booth,” “Uncle Bob,” and “Orson’s Shadow”] and for nearly three decades has been one of the most sought-after teachers at the legendary HB Studio in the Village.

Michael Cerveris
was chosen to handle the demanding title role in “The Who’s Tommy,” and went on from there to star in “Titanic,” “LoveMusik,” “Passions,” “Sweeney Todd,” “Sunday in the Park with George,” “A Little Night Music,” “Cymbeline,” “Hedwig and the Angry Inch” and his Tony-winning role in “Assassins.” His most recent role, Tesman in Ibsen’s “Hedda Gabler,” was presented on Broadway by the Roundabout Theatre Company.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Reading/Discussion with Helen Benedict, author of The Lonely Soldier: The Private War of Women Serving in Iraq

Time: Sunday, March 29, 2009. 3:00 p.m.
Location:The Drama Book Shop, 250 West 40th Street, New York, NY 10018
Title of Event: Lonely Soldier: Helen Benedict

The Lonely Soldier: The Private War of Women Serving in Iraq
by Benedict, Helen
2009, Hardcover. $26.95

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

POW! (Play Of The Week)

by David Mamet

A play that figures out the Middle Eastern conflict. What more could we ask for? How about a piece of dramatic literature that, once and for all, makes everyone happy while revitalizing the arts and the economy at once, solving allergies and answering the question of Shakespeare's sexuality?

Enter David Mamet's Romance, a hysterical courtroom farce. While the narcoleptic judge pops antihistamines, the prosecutor deals with his hysterical boyfriend “Bunny,” the gentile defense attorney and his Jewish client toss racial epithets at one another and the doctor gets strangled. Good times, really! Although you’ll never see the parade happening just outside the window, you'll find that their courtroom antics are much more entertaining.

Originally having its premiere run at the Atlantic in 2005, the American Repertory Theatre will be doing a production in May, directed by Mamet protege Scott Zigler.

So what is the idea that will save the Middle East and, by extension, the world? Sorry, the jury’s lips are sealed so you’ll have to pick up the play yourself.

Scenes/Monologues: Written for seven men, Romance has a few short but good monologues, but is really an ensemble piece that requires great choreography.

Recommended by: Adam

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Women's History Month

In Honor of
Women's History Month
The Drama Book Shop is supporting
WET Productions*
Starting Monday March 16th through Saturday March 21st, 2009
when you purchase any play written by
a Female Playwright,
10% of the proceeds will support
WET Productions*

*Acting Editions only, Does not combine with other offers or discounts.

WET Productions is a 501 c 3 non-profit production company that produces media which challenges female stereotypes and advocates for equality. Proceeds will support the development and production of new scripts for theater and film written by women, plus WET'S RISK TAKERS FILM SERIES: a free media-literacy and leadership program for New York City's teenage girls. http://www.wetweb.org/

Friday, March 13, 2009

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Thursday, March 12, 2009

Staff Favorite: In The Heights

In the Heights
by Lin-Manuel, Miranda (Composer)
2008,Vocal Score.Paper. $17.95
Original Broadway Cast Recording-CD.$16.95

"In the Heights is the best latino musical ever. Sorry Westside. Unlike many other latino shows, Heights main focus is on the positive aspects of the community. If you're trying to convience someone that musicals don't all suck then introduce them to In The Heights"--Freddy

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

POW! (Play Of The Week)

Does Hamlet play with his belly button? Does Ophelia hate math? Does Polonius like oatmeal and have a obsession with feet?

We all like to imagine what our favorite literary heroines and heroes do at night, when the books are closed, if and how they slip from between the rows of words and what they might do when not enslaved by authorial intent.

The latest playwright’s fantasia to venture into this realm is Jeff Whitty’s “The Further Adventures of Hedda Gabler.” In it, the titular doomed lady awakes in her home with Tesman immediately after she’s shot herself; turns out, this happens a lot. Every time she kills herself, she winds up back in this sort of inescapable simulacrum of our world that’s populated only by other literary creations.

Naturally this purgatory is hell to Hedda, who only wanted to escape her ugly, claustrophobic life; accompanied by Mammy from “Gone With The Wind,” she heads out to the legendary Forge, the rumored fount of authorial creation, to find out what awaits on the other side. Undaunted by a basketcase Medea, some stereotypically flouncing queens, or a whole crowd of specialty Jesuses, Hedda enters the forge and emerges on the other side. And what she finds is -- happiness? Really? Hedda Gabler can be HAPPY?

“The Further Adventures of Hedda Gabler” is a joy. It’s sharp, clever (but not cloying), and incredibly funny. It distends known characters to recognizably comic proportions while effectively landing them in a world with its own unique rules. It’s fantastical fun, wall to wall. And in the end, Hedda’s questioning may leave us with a better understanding of how we evolve, as creators and as people.

Cast: 4 M, 4 W, with doubling

Scenes/Monologues: Group scenes only, but great ones if you’re looking for comedic romping.

Recommended by: Matthew.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

New (Old) Store Hours as of March 30th, 2009

In response to the recession, we are returning to our old hours of operation.

As of Monday, March 30, 2009, The DRAMA BOOK SHOP, Inc. will be open Monday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., except "Late Night Thursdays," when we will be open until 8:00 p.m.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you, in advance, for your consideration.

Monday, March 09, 2009

Staff Favorite: Comedy at the Edge: How Stand-Up in the 1970s Changed America

Comedy at the Edge: How Stand-Up in the 1970s Changed America

by Zoglin, Richard
2008, Hardcover.$24.95
2009, Paper.$15.00

"Anyone into stand-up comedy? Then get this book! Zoglin does a fantastic and brilliant job of conveying the ever growing role of a stand-up comedian in post 1950's America. Chapter by chapter, comedian by comedian, Zoglin examines how the stand-up comedy grew from mere entertainment to slick and witty observations that lead to social change. A detailed yet quick and easy read. Read about the men and women who created this world, and read on how they look back with great nostalgia." —Matt A.

Friday, March 06, 2009

FREE Celebration: Plays & Playwrights 2009

Time: Thursday, March 12, 2009 6:00 p.m.
Location: The Drama Book Shop, 250 West 40th Street, New York, NY 10018
Title of Event: FREE Celebration: Plays & Playwrights 2009

Plays and Playwrights 2009 comes to the Drama Book Shop Free Reading, Reception and Book Signing.

A celebration of the publication of The New York Theatre Experience, Inc.'s new anthology, Plays and Playwrights 2009, featuring the best of New York City's indie theater scene, at the Drama Book Shop.

The event will feature performances of excerpts from the following plays:

  • A FIRE AS BRIGHT AS HEAVEN by Tim Collins An epic solo tour de force chronicling the past seven years of American upheaval. Performed by Tim Collins.
  • TRACES/FADES by Lenora Champagne A meditation on Alzheimer’s and our national inability to remember history. Joining her will be original cast members Joanne Jacobson and Amelie Lyons.

Following the performances, the book’s editor, Martin Denton, will moderate a Q&A talkback with the featured playwrights, after which there will be a book signing and reception.

This event is totally FREE. Books will be available for sale for $19 at the event. ___________________________________________________

Plays & Playwrights 2009
The New York Theatre Experience, Inc., 2009
Edited and with an introduction by Martin Denton
Foreword by Garth Wingfield
2009, Paper.$19.00

Thursday, March 05, 2009

Thirtheen Drama Book Shop Headshot Marathon

Date: Thursday March 12, 2008
Time: 10:00am – 8:00pm
Cost: $200.00 plus tax(total $216.75), per 1 hour session

The Drama Book Shop and Barry Burns Photgraphy Present the thirteenth Drama Book Shop Headshot Marathon.

After the rip-roaring success of the first Twelve, we’re doing it again!). In an effort to provide our customers with the tools they need to pursue a career in the performing arts, The Drama Book Shop is offering an opportunity for affordable quality headshots. In collaboration with Barry Burns Photography (working professionally in NYC for 40 years), another marathon day of digital shooting will take place on Thursday March 12th.

You’ll receive:
An 8 by 10 print, a disc containing that shot, and your satisfaction-GUARANTEED! Be a part of this exciting opportunity!

Make-up artist Satoko Ichinose will be available for an additional charge. Visit her website at www.satokomakeup.com

Arrangements can be made with Barry for additional prints and touch-ups. If you would like to see a sample of Barry’s work, please visit his website at www.barryburnsphotography.com

Call the shop at 212-944-0595 to schedule your appointment now.

Barry Burns has something new & fantastic for this months marathon sessions. For the marathon discount of $200(plus tax), he’ll be including the talents of clothes stylist Judy Peluclette to make sure your outfits fit the parts you'll be auditioning for.

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Chat with a Broadway drag star by Matt Love

Drama Book Shop Manager, Matt Love's interview with Charles Busch on newyork.decider.com: A lady named Charles, chat with a Broadway drag star.

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

POW! (Play Of The Week)

Last of the Boys
by Dietz, Steven

The Vietnam War was America’s 20th century war that truly divided our nation. Playwright Steven Dietz is not about to let us forget that.

Ben and Jeeter, both veterans of that war, have for 30 years remained united by that divisive war. Ben lives an reclusive life, never wanting to remember and yet driven to “channel” the persona of Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara for an explanation of the American plan for that dark and ugly war. Jeeter, on the other hand, lives and breathes the Vietnam War with almost heroic romanticism.

Despite their differences, Ben and Jeeter’s war-buddy bond has endured. They laugh, drink together, throw barbs, insults and sometimes punches; but this summer those time-tested rituals are challenged and give way to confessions and self-discoveries – ultimately destroying their relationship.

Dietz’s fiercely funny and mesmerizing character study is theatrical, visually symbolic, and full of unexpected excitement. It’s infused with the devastation and aftermath of a truly horrific war, which resulted in a phenomenal social upheaval.

The production values are bathed in the music of the period (Bob Dylan, Fleetwood Mac, The Rolling Stones, etc.) and Dietz’s stage directions are unique, informative, and as entertaining as you would want to find anywhere – making the reading as pleasurable as the performing.

Cast: 2 M (in their 50s) and 2 W (one in her 50s and the other in her 30s).

Scenes/Monologues: The play has exciting scenes and tremendous monologues from complex characters relating to their life’s experiences and needs. In the climatic scene, Ben’s account of the battlefield in which he faced a moral dilemma is devastating and truly thought provoking.

Recommended by: Bill

Monday, March 02, 2009

Reading and Signing, Best American Short Plays 2005-2006

Time: Friday, March 6, 2009 6:00 p.m.
Location: The Drama Book Shop, 250 West 40th Street, New York, NY 10018
Title of Event: Reading and Signing, Best American Short Plays 2005-2006

Readings from the new anthology, Best American Short Plays, 2005-2006, followed by a book signing with the authors.

Excerpts from the following plays will be read:

Quiara Alegria Hudes - Elliot, A Soldier's Fugue
Julia Jarcho - The Highwayman
Michael Roderick - Props
Adam Kraar - Love on the B-Line
James Armstrong - The Mysteries of the Castle of the Monk of Falconara
Dano Madden - Beautiful American Soldier
Carol K. Mack - The Courier
Cara Restaino - It's a...Baby!
Jeni Mahoney - Come Rain or Come Shine

The Best American Short Plays, 2005-2006
by Parisi, Barbara
2009, Paper.$18.95