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Assistance - Full Length Play, Comedy, Satire/Political Satire


Leslye Headland

Full Length Play, Comedy, Satire/Political Satire

3m, 3f

ISBN: 9780822226482

For these young assistants, life is an endless series of humiliations …

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Comedy, Satire/Political Satire


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For these young assistants, life is an endless series of humiliations at the hands of their hellacious boss, a powerful uber-magnate. In rare moments of calm when the phone calls stop rolling, Nick and Nora and their traumatized co-workers question whether all their work will lead to success—or just more work. Leslye Headland’s ASSISTANCE is a biting, high-octane Satire/Political Satire about our attraction to power and what we’re willing to sacrifice to stay in its orbit.
"…the theatrical equivalent of a triple-shot espresso, bristling with propulsive nerviness and high style…ferociously funny." —LA Times. "Headland can unleash a rapid-fire comic blitzkrieg with a spot-on ear for the way 20-somethings relate to each other." —NY Post. "Leslye Headland's viciously funny ASSISTANCE aspires to be a Gen Y Glengarry with a sweeter finish and a place for women. Headland is a puckish weaver of sharp, pinging dialogue, a modern-day screwball patter." —Time Out NY.


3m, 3f

Leslye Headland

Leslye Headland

LESLYE HEADLAND began her career writing and directing the Seven Deadly Plays series (IAMA Theatre Company) in LA and assisting Harvey Weinstein in NY. Her plays include Bachelorette, Assistance and The Layover. Bachelorette was the basis for her 2012 directorial film debut starring Kirsten Dunst which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. Other film credits include writing the 2014 remake of ... view full profile

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