Nelson

by  Sam Marks

Full Length Play, Drama  /  3m

"A funny-creepy play by Sam Marks" - The New York Times

"Marks continues to offer a fresh urban voice. Nelson grabs your ear from the outset with its halting staccato street talk, and in the fine office scenes, Nelson's racist bo…

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Nelson is the story of a young man caught between two worlds. By day, he works as a low-level assistant to a film talent agent. By night, Nelson is the camera man for an underground, gang-related videotape series. As the videos become increasingly dangerous and popular, Nelson develops an overwhelming obsession with a C-List actress. Eventually, Nelson's two worlds collide with disturbing, unsettling results. The play is a darkly comic look at the guilt dream of a man trying to find something authentic in a world of two very different kinds of film.
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"A funny-creepy play by Sam Marks" - Neil Genzlinger, The New York Times

"Marks continues to offer a fresh urban voice. Nelson grabs your ear from the outset with its halting staccato street talk, and in the fine office scenes, Nelson’s racist boss attacks him with a Mamet-like patter of disdaining sarcasm." - Time Out New York

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  • Minimum Fee: $100 per performance

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Sam Marks

Sam Marks' play, The Delling Shore, had its world premiere at the 2013 Humana Festival, directed by Meredith McDonough. Other productions include: The Old Masters at Steppenwolf's First Look Repertory directed by Daniel Aukin, ...

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