An Interview

by  David Mamet

Short Play, Dark Comedy  /  2m

David Mamet’s An Interview is an oblique, mystifying interrogation. A sleazy lawyer is forced to answer difficult questions and to admit the truth about his life and career...

Part of the one-act collection, Death Defying Acts.

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An Interview

by  David Mamet

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    2m
  • Duration

    Duration

    30 minutes
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Parody / Spoof
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    From Off-Broadway
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Appropriate for all audiences

Additional Info

David Mamet’s An Interview is an oblique, mystifying interrogation. A sleazy lawyer is forced to answer difficult questions and to admit the truth about his life and career. The why and where of the interrogation provide a surprise ending to this brilliant twenty minute comedy.
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Accolades

  • 1995 Outer Critics Circle Award Nomination for Outstanding Off-Broadway Play. 

Reviews

“A wealth of laughter.” - Newsday 

“Lighter than air, an elegant diversion.” - The New York Times

Keywords

Business, Death, Religion

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Dinner Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Shoestring Budget
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

Cautions

  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $45 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day
  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Setting: An interrogation room. 
  • Additional Features: No intermission
  • 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

2m
THE ATTORNEY
THE ATTENDANT
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Cast Attributes

  • All Male

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Authors

David Mamet

David Mamet is the author of the plays: Race, Keep Your Pantheon, School, November, Romance, Boston Marriage, Faustus, Oleanna, Glengarry Glen Ross (1984 Pulitzer Prize and New York Drama Critics Circle Award), American Buffalo, The Old Neighborhood, A Life in the Theatre, Speed-the-Plow, Edmond, Lakeboat, The Water En ...

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An Interview premiered in a series of three new one-acts titled Death Defying Acts at Variety Arts Theatre in 1995, under the direction of Michael Blakemore. 

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