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This exciting collection explores the complex worlds inhabited by amusing, passionate, quirky, obsessive, fallible and sometimes frightening characters. Featuring roles for 80 talented actors, the plays range in style from farce to tragedy, from lighthearted romance to the darker dimensions of the human heart. Representative titles: Dumpster Dan, Classyass, Cheating Death, A Mustache and a Mattress, Chiaroscuro,Stuffed, 18 Holes, DUMBO, Buying a Brassiere, Double Mandible, Rocks in the Bed, Short-Term Affairs, Rumple Schmumple and Film Noir. Audiences and performers will find the plays compelling and intriguing. Teachers will find this volume especially useful in their acting, directing and playwriting classes.


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Jules Tasca

Jules Tasca

Jules Tasca has taught playwrighting through I.U.P. at Oxford University in England and he has performed with a Commedia dell'arte group in Central Italy. He is the author of over 125 (full length and one-act) published plays that have been produced in numerous national theaters from the Mark Taper Forum to the Bucks County Playhouse, as well as abroad in England, Ireland, Austria, Germany, South ... view full profile

Jay D.  Hanagan

Jay D. Hanagan

Jay D. Hanagan was raised in Sodus, NY, a small town nestled on the shores of Lake Ontario somewhere between Rochester and Syracuse. There, in the sixth grade, (often described as three of the happiest years of his life) Mr. Hanagan performed in a "real" play, Tom Sawyer, for the first time. With only eight days until opening night, Mr. Hanagan was plucked from the obscurity of the chorus to ... view full profile

Lisa Dillman

Lisa Dillman's plays include Detail of a Larger Work, The Walls, Flung, Half of Plenty, Rock Shore, Six Postcards, No Such Thing, Shady Meadows, and Ground. Her work has been produced at Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Actors Theatre of Louisville, American Theatre Company, Rogue Machine Theatre, Summer Play Festival, Hypothetical Theatre Company, and Rivendell Theatre Ensemble. Her plays have been ... view full profile

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Bathsheba Doran

Bathsheba Doran

Bathsheba Doran’s play THE MYSTERY OF LOVE AND SEX received its world premiere at Lincoln Center this spring under the direction of Sam Gold, starring Diane Lane and Tony Shalhoub. Her critically acclaimed play KIN received its world premiere in spring 2011 at Playwrights Horizons, directed by Sam Gold. Her play PARENTS’ EVENING premiered at The Flea Theater, directed by Jim Simpson; and her play ... view full profile

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Kathleen Warnock

Kathleen Warnock

Kathleen Warnock is a New York City-based playwright and editor. Her work has been produced in NYC, London, Dublin (Ireland and Georgia) and regionally. Full-length plays include "Outlook," "Rock the Line," "Grieving for Genevieve" (John Golden Prize) and "To the Top" (Winner, South Carolina Playwrights Festival.) One-acts include "That's Her Way," "What to Throw Out," and "Some Are People," (Arts ... view full profile

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Lisa Soland

Lisa Soland

Lisa Soland's plays Waiting, Cabo San Lucas, Truth Be Told, The Man in the Gray Suit & Other Plays, and The Name Game are published by Samuel French Inc., but her work can also be found in “best of” anthologies published by Samuel French, Smith & Kraus, Applause Books, and Dramatic Publishing. She has produced and/or directed over 80 productions and play readings, 55 of which have been ... view full profile

Catherine Filloux

Catherine Filloux

Catherine Filloux is an award-winning playwright who has been writing about human rights and social justice for the past twenty years. Her plays have been produced in New York and around the world. They include: Dog and Wolf (59E59 Theaters, NYC, 2010), Killing the Boss (Cherry Lane Theatre, NYC, 2008); Lemkin's House (Rideau de Bruxelles, Belgium, 2007; McGinn-Cazale Theatre & 78th Street ... view full profile

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Julie Jensen

Julie Jensen

Julie Jensen is the recipient of the Kennedy Center Award for New American Plays (White Money), the Joseph Jefferson Award for Best New Work (The Lost Vegas Series), the LA Weekly Award for Best New Play (Two-Headed), and the McKnight National Playwriting Fellowship (Wait!). She has won the Mill Mountain Theatre Playwriting Competition three times (Tender Hooks, Last Lists of My Mad Mother, and ... view full profile

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David MacGregor

David MacGregor

David MacGregor was born in Detroit, Michigan, and graduated from Michigan State University. His plays have been performed from California to New York to London. He is a Resident Artist at the Purple Rose Theatre in Chelsea, Michigan, where his plays The Late Great Henry Boyle (2006), Vino Veritas (2008), Gravity (2010), and Consider the Oyster (2011) have all been produced.The independent film ... view full profile

David Rush

David Rush

David Rush has had productions of his plays at such theaters as Stage Left, Mark Taper Forum, Geva Theater, Manhattan Theatre Club, and others. His plays have won and/or placed in national contests and received a variety of awards, including Chicago Jeff's and a Los Angeles Drama-Logue. He has had workshops and readings at Utah Shakespeare Festival, Odyssey, Dayton Playhouse, Orlando Shakespeare ... view full profile

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