Procedure

by  Joyce Carol Oates

10 Minute Play, Dark Comedy  /  2f

Two nurses' aides prep a body for the morgue. 

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    2f
  • Duration

    Duration

    10 minutes
  • Suggested Use

    Suggested Use

    • Scene work
    • Competition or audition material

Additional Info

Two nurses' aides prep a body for the morgue. 
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Keywords

Death

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Reader's Theatre
  • Shoestring Budget
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $45 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day
  • Duration: 10 minutes
  • Setting: The present. A hospital room and a nurses' lounge. 
  • 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

2f
A. - late twenties or early thirties
B. - younger and less assured
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Cast Attributes

  • All Female

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Authors

Joyce Carol Oates

Joyce Carol Oates grew up in the countryside outside of Lockport, New York, where she attended a one-room schoolhouse in the elementary grades. As a small child, she told stories instinctively by way of drawing and painting before learning how to write. After receiving the gift of a typewriter at ag ...

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Procedure premiered at the Actors Theatre of Louisville on December 16, 1991. 

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