CQ/CX

by  Gabe McKinley

Full Length Play, Drama  /  5m, 1f

Jay, an up and coming reporter at The New York Times has dreams of becoming a famous journalist. But in a flash, they come crashing down when he becomes the center of a plagarism scandal...

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    5m, 1f
  • Duration

    Duration

    90 minutes
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Docudrama/Historic
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    From Off-Broadway
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

Additional Info

Jay, an up and coming reporter at The New York Times has dreams of becoming a famous journalist. But in a flash, they come crashing down when he becomes the center of a plagarism scandal. Exciting young playwright, Gabe McKinley weaves a revealing and complex story about the collatoral damage of unchecked ambition and compounded lies. In this new play inspired by current events, truth becomes slippery and racial tensions reach a boiling point. 
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Reviews

"[McKinley] shows the newspaper world in an age of anxiety, struggling with new technology, shifting markets and conflicts between old and new media in a time of terrorism threats, wars and political upheaval." - New York Times

"Like a good journalist, Mr. McKinley lays out those facts, adds color and provides an authoritative voice..." - New York Times

"Playwright Gabe McKinley, himself a former Times employee, touches on the many issues at play — cronyism, race, journalistic integrity — with popping, Aaron Sorkin-like dialogue" - Entertainment Weekly

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Large Stage
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

Details

  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Setting: The offices of the New York Times. 
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Music

  • Musical Style: N/A (Not a musical)
  • Vocal Demands: N/A (Not a musical)
  • Chorus Size: N/A (Not a musical)

Casting

5m, 1f
JAY BENNETT - Reporter, African American, early 20's. Jacob Sherman - Reporter, Jewish, 20's.
MONICA SORIA - Reporter, 20's
HAL MARTIN - Executive Editor, 50's.
GERALD HAYNES - Editor, African American, 50's
JUNIOR - Publisher, Jewish, late 40's. Frank King - Editor, 60's.
BEN - Editor, 50's.
 

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Cast Attributes

  • Multicultural casting
  • Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle)

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Authors

Gabe McKinley

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