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Scab - Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy

Scab

Sheila Callaghan

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Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy

1m, 3f

ISBN: 9780573696718

"Brilliantly and poetically rendered...[Callaghan's] playful sense of language and her attunement to her characters are enthralling." – Time Out Chicago

"Scab...is a textbook example of promising work, written with a yen for interesting language and liberally salted with well-observed details of the lives of newly minted adults...the play shines." – The New York Times

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Description

Full Length Play

Dramatic Comedy

90 minutes

Time Period - Contemporary

FEATURES / CONTAINS

No intermission

Scene work

Bare Stage/Simple Set

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

CAUTIONS

Mild Adult Themes

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult

PERFORMANCE GROUP

College Theatre / Student, Professional Theatre, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

Sheila Callaghan is the 2007 recipient of the Whiting Award for Drama
Anima's sphere of desperation and self-destruction is invaded by the arrival of her perky new roommate, Christa. Moved by a particularly malevolent statue of the Virgin Mary and a houseplant named Susan, Anima and Christa soon enter into a profound and intimate friendship that incurs traumatic results.

REVIEWS

"Brilliantly and poetically rendered...[Callaghan's] playful sense of language and her attunement to her characters are enthralling. – Time Out Chicago

"Scab...is a textbook example of promising work, written with a yen for interesting language and liberally salted with well-observed details of the lives of newly minted adults...the play shines." – The New York Times

"Darkly funny forays into the surreal...Callaghan shows talent in the inventive fantasy sequences...A stylish production." – The Village Voice

Scab was first presented at the Women's Expressive Theatre in New York City in 2002. Subsequent productions include Eternal Spiral Productions in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Impage Theatre in Berkley, California; and The Blue House Theatre in Los Angeles.


Characters

CASTING

1m, 3f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Ensemble cast, Expandable casting, Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)

CASTING NOTES

Could expand to 2 male parts

ANIMA - 23 year-old woman
CHRISTA - 22 year-old woman
JENNA / ANGEL ONE – 20s-30s woman
ALAN / ARTIE / DAVIE / ANGEL TWO - 32 year-old man
MOM / KELLEE / MARY-ANDROGYNE - 40s woman
Author
Sheila Callaghan

Sheila Callaghan

Sheila Callaghan's plays have been produced and developed with Soho Rep, Playwright's Horizons, Yale Rep, South Coast Repertory, Clubbed Thumb, The LARK, Actor's Theatre of Louisville, New Georges, The Flea, Woolly Mammoth, Boston Court, and Rattlestick Playwright's Theatre, among others. Sheila is the recipient of the Princess Grace Award for emerging artists, a Jerome Fellowship from the ... view full profile

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