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Because I Wanted to Say - Short Play, Dramatic Comedy

Because I Wanted to Say

Sean O'Donnell

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Short Play, Dramatic Comedy

1m, 1f

ISBN: 9780573602498

AIDS has taken Steven, Ann's best friend. She relives funny, touching and important moments from their long friendship in her mind, trying to come to terms with his death and to make sure that nothing is left unsaid.

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$9.95
: Off Off Broadway Festival Plays, 22nd Series

Minimum Fee: $45 per performance


Description

Short Play

Dramatic Comedy

10 minutes

Time Period - 1990s, 1980s

Settings Of Play - Ann's attic. The present.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Scene work, Competition or audition material

Interior Set, Bare Stage/Simple Set

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

CAUTIONS

Mild Adult Themes

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult, Teen (Age 14 - 18)

PERFORMANCE GROUP

High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre

RECOGNITION / AWARDS

Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival

Winner! Samuel French Off Off Broadway Festival

AIDS has taken Steven, Ann's best friend. She relives funny, touching and important moments from their long friendship in her mind, trying to come to terms with his death and to make sure that nothing is left unsaid.

Published in Off Off Broadway Festival Plays, 22nd Series.

Because I Wanted to Say was first presented as part of the Turnip Theatre Company's 15-Minute Play Festival in New York City. The play was subsequently chosen for the 22nd Annual Samuel French Off-Off-Broadway Festival at the Harold Clurman Theatre in New York.  Both productions were directed by the author.
Characters

CASTING

1m, 1f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Non-Traditional casting, Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle), Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)

CHORUS SIZE

N/A (Not a musical)

ANN - very pretty, mid-20s to early 30s
STEVEN - handsome, also mid-20s to early 30s
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MUSICAL STYLE

N/A (Not a musical)

VOCAL DEMANDS

N/A (Not a musical)

Author
Sean O'Donnell

Sean O'Donnell

Sean O’Donnell is the author of the plays Because I Wanted to Say (published by Samuel French), Brechtian Alienation, Deep Dish, The Cherry Sisters, The Strict and Savage Heart, and The Lost Boys in The Band.  Produced regionally, Off-Off Broadway, and by NAMT and NYMF. BA Vassar College, member of the Dramatists Guild and alumnus of the BMI Librettists workshop.   view full profile

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