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Homesteaders - Full Length Play, Drama

Homesteaders

Nina Shengold

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Full Length Play, Drama

2m, 3f

ISBN: 9780573619502

"Striking new playwright and play...What an extraordinary debut." - Los Angeles Herald Examiner
"Remarkable for eviscerating honesty." - Los Angeles Times

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Description

Full Length Play

Drama

105 Minutes

Time Period - 1970s

Settings Of Play - Summer, 1979.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Monologues, Scene work, Competition or audition material

Unit Set/Multiple Settings

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes, Period Costumes

CAUTIONS

Mild Adult Themes

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult, Senior, Teen (Age 14 - 18)

PERFORMANCE GROUP

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

It is 1979 on an island in southeast Alaska. Fisherman Neal Raftery returns from a week long stay in town with his deck hand, a New Yorker who calls herself Jake. In Alaska for summer adventure, Jake soon discovers she has joined a complicated household. Over the course of the eventful summer, its five troubled inhabitants struggle to come to terms with themselves, each other, and the past.

"Striking new playwright and play...What an extraordinary debut." - Los Angeles Herald Examiner

"Remarkable for eviscerating honesty." - Los Angeles Times

"Fine new play with a view of an unusual world...Each character is a fully developed real human being and all are colorful...There is humor and tragedy in this always absorbing and suspenseful drama." - New Haven Journal Courier

"Landmark American drama." - Fairpress

Homesteaders was first presented by producing directors Bruce Bouchard & Peter H. Clough at the Capital Repertory Company in Albany, New York, in February 1983. It was directed June Stein. The play was subsequently presented by artistic director Arvin Brown at the Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven, Connecticut, in Frebruary 1984. It was directed by John Pasquin.
Characters

CASTING

2m, 3f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Features Teens, Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)

CASTING NOTES

Dick, Gus, and Osie Olsen are voices on CB Marine Radio

CHORUS SIZE

N/A (Not a musical)

NEAL RAFTERY - a subsistence fisherman, 38. Powerful, charismatic, rage shielding warmth, deeply needy.
JACK RAFTERY - his brother, 30. Quick, light, irrepressible, a dodger, strength on reserve.
EDRA STONE - Jack's fiancee, 33. Earthy, worn, pragmatic, doesn't miss trick.
JACQUELINE "JAKE" ROBBINS - 24. Vibrant, energetic, wide open, self-efficacy eager to please, stronger than she knows.
LAUREL SIERRA MILLIS - 14, smart, sacracastic and very deeply bruised. Tries to cover her needs with an angry toughness. Can't.
DICK and GUS - good ole boys, any age.
OSIE OLSEN - a hearty ex-logging camp cook in her sixties.

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MUSICAL STYLE

N/A (Not a musical)

VOCAL DEMANDS

N/A (Not a musical)

Author
Nina Shengold

Nina Shengold

Nina Shengold won the Writers Guild Award for her teleplay Labor of Love, starring Marcia Gay Harden, and the ABC Playwright Award for Homesteaders. Her one-act plays have been produced throughout the U.S. and in Canada, Europe, Asia, and New Zealand; No Shoulder was filmed by Suzi Yoonessi and screened at Tribeca Underground, the Woodstock Film Festival and others. With Eric Lane, Shengold has ... view full profile

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