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Dancing Turtle - 10 Minute Play, Drama

Dancing Turtle

Thomas M. Atkinson

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10 Minute Play, Drama

1m, 3f

ISBN: 9780573702174

Dancing Turtle invites the audience into the inner life of a girl – damaged at birth – that is both painful and glorious, as she navigates the first longings of adulthood during a Native American stomp dance at a local Appalachian Festival.

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$9.95
: Off Off Broadway Festival Plays, 38th Series

Minimum Fee: $45 per performance
$75 with other plays in collection


Description

10 Minute Play

Drama

10 minutes

Time Period - Contemporary

Settings Of Play - The stage should be empty except for a slatted park bench with a blue Rollator (a combination walker/wheelchair) behind it.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Bare Stage/Simple Set

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

TARGET AUDIENCE

Appropriate for all audiences

PERFORMANCE GROUP

High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Shoestring Budget, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

RECOGNITION / AWARDS

Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival

Winner! Samuel French Off Off Broadway Festival
Dancing Turtle invites the audience into the inner life of a girl – damaged at birth – that is both painful and glorious, as she navigates the first longings of adulthood during a Native American stomp dance at a local Appalachian Festival.

Published in Off Off Broadway Festival Plays, 38th Series.
Presented in the 38th Annual Samuel French Off Off-Broadway Short Play Festival. 
Characters

CASTING

1m, 3f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Reduced casting (Doubling Possible), Features Teens, Multicultural casting, Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)

CHORUS SIZE

N/A (Not a musical)

MOLLY - female, perhaps 16 or 17, severely wracked by cerebral palsy, wearing a small, beaded leather bag around her neck

MARY (also INDIAN DANCER #1) - female, perhaps 20, Molly’s beautiful, idealized, elegant, articulate version of herself

MOTHER (also GIFT SHOP CLERK and  INDIAN DANCER #2) - female, 40-45, Molly’s mother

INDIAN BOY (also FATHER) – male, American Indian, 15-20, with long hair. 

Rental Materials

MUSICAL STYLE

N/A (Not a musical)

VOCAL DEMANDS

N/A (Not a musical)

Author
Thomas M.  Atkinson

Thomas M. Atkinson

Thomas M. Atkinson is a playwright and author. He is currently the Ohio Arts Council/Fine Arts Work Center Creative Writing Resident in Provincetown, MA. His full-length plays include, Clear Liquor & Coal Black Nights, Copperheads, D’s Tire Towne, and the one-woman show, Cuttings. His short plays include, The Circle of Mystery, Battling the Ghost of Max Schmeling, and Dancing Turtle.“Grimace in ... view full profile

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