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Outside People - Full Length Play, Dark Comedy

Outside People

Zayd Dohrn

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Full Length Play, Dark Comedy

2m, 2f

ISBN: 9780573700644

“An engaging and smart comedy of manners... Achingly true.” - Charles Isherwood, New York Times

A dark, comic look at China-U.S. relations - economic, political, and sexual.

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Description

Full Length Play

Dark Comedy

105 Minutes

Time Period - Contemporary, Present Day, New Millennium/21st Century

Settings Of Play - Beijing, People’s Republic of China

FEATURES / CONTAINS

No intermission

Unit Set/Multiple Settings

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

CAUTIONS

Alcohol, Strong Language, Mild Adult Themes, Nudity/Partial Nudity

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult

PERFORMANCE GROUP

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

RECOGNITION / AWARDS

From Off-Broadway

A dark, comic look at China/U.S. relations - economic, political, and sexual. In modern-day Beijing, a young American guy falls for a Chinese girl and then struggles to understand where she's coming from. A play about loneliness, culture-shock, language, and trying to make connections across borders.

“An engaging and smart comedy of manners... Achingly true.” - Charles Isherwood, The New York Times

“A funny, tightly written dramedy. Speaks clearly about the matters that unite us as well as those that keep us apart.” - Roma Torre, NY1

“An engaging new comedy of cultural misunderstanding… Dohrn deftly establishes the ways that tone – the elusive key for westerners struggling to master Mandarin – can take precedence over meaning… An affecting study of how love is, at heart, the struggle to establish a common language.” - Brendan Lemon, Financial Times

“Dohrn throws bold elbows, parcels out his characters' epiphanies sparingly, and touches down on a satisfyingly grim note.” - Scott Brown, New York Magazine

Outside People received its world premiere in 2012 at The Vineyard Theatre, in association with Naked Angels, directed by Evan Cabnet.
Characters

CASTING

2m, 2f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Ensemble cast, Multicultural casting

MALCOLM – 20s
XIAO MEI – 20s
DA WEI “DAVID” WANG – 20s
SAMANYA – 20s
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MUSICAL STYLE

N/A (Not a musical)

Author
Zayd Dohrn

Zayd Dohrn

Zayd Dohrn was born and raised in New York City. His full-length plays include Outside People (The Vineyard Theatre/Naked Angels), Reborning (The Public/SPF), and Sick (Kitchen Dog) - all published by Samuel French - as well as Want (Steppenwolf First Look). His work has been produced and developed at Playwrights Horizons, Theatre for One, MTC, Ars Nova, South Coast Rep, Boston Playwrights’, New ... view full profile

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