Collection / Anthology
Time Period - Contemporary, Present Day
Settings Of Play - All of the interviews take place in the United States. Although some of the dialogue may feel more suitable to specific parts of the country (The Fifth Interview, for example, has a southern feel. The Sixth Interview seems more appropriate to the urban Northeast.), producers are free to place these offices wherever they see fit.
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Bare Stage/Simple Set
Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
No Special Cautions
Appropriate for all audiences, Adult, Teen (Age 14 - 18)
High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Professional Theatre, Shoestring Budget, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
Three actors. One desk. Three chairs. Theatre at its most elemental. Seven Interviews offers up seven different short plays, each with an interview format, and each of which illuminates some aspect of the human condition. The seven pieces range from the broadly comic to the achingly tragic. Among the situations set up in the seven pieces are a job interview to replace a secretary who is giving her employer nightmares, a biographer’s horrible realization that she doesn’t know her subject at all, the matter of a baseball team mascot who is frightening children at the ballpark, a dialogue between psychiatrist and patient with an unexpected outcome, a conference between parent and school principal over the expulsion of the woman’s son; along with pieces about a very unlikely customer for a professional hit-man, and an office cleaning lady caught red-handed on Christmas Eve.
The world premiere of Seven Interviews opened at Auxiliary Dog Theatre in Albuquerque, New Mexico on September 11, 2009. It was mounted as a Ka-HOOTZ Theatre Company “Emerging Directors’ Project.”