Awkward Silence

by  Jay Reiss

Short Play, Comedy  /  2m, 1f

A boy and girl meet and speak as though in a novel: He said and then I said. Small talk and awkward silences descend into blah blah blah. Each considers breaking away but remembers how being alone is.

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Awkward Silence

by  Jay Reiss

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    2m, 1f
  • Duration

    Duration

    10 minutes
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival

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A boy and girl meet and speak as though in a novel: He said and then I said. Small talk and awkward silences descend into blah blah blah. Each considers breaking away but remembers how being alone is. They reminisce about childhood, growing up and so on until they suddenly become animated and rise to witty banter, establishing a rapport with no more awkward silences. In Off-Off Broadway Festival Plays, 19th Series.

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Accolades

  • Winner! Samuel French Off Off Broadway Festival

Considerations

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  • Minimum Fee: $45 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Present Day
  • Duration: 10 minutes
  • Setting: A restaurant.

Casting

2m, 1f
MAN
WOMAN
WAITER
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Jay Reiss

Jay Reiss

First presented in the Off-Off-Broadway Short Play Festival by The After Hours Company.

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