by  Daniel Meltzer

10 Minute Play, Comedy  /  1m, 3f, 1m or f

Intermission at a playwright’s first show on Broadway. Meanwhile, a young woman drinks at the bar by herself.

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    Cast Size

    1m, 3f, 1m or f
  • Duration


    10 minutes
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  • Suggested Use

    Suggested Use

    • Scene work
    • Competition or audition material
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

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Intermission at a playwright’s first show on Broadway. He argues with the director about an uncomfortable line coming up in Act II, and we hear the thoughts of some audience members on the play and the man who wrote it. Meanwhile, a young woman drinks at the bar by herself. The playwright surreptitiously engages her in conversation before being accosted by an angry actress. His identity revealed, the young woman agrees to let him buy her a drink after the show.

Published in Ten Minute Plays from Actors Theatre of Louisville, Vol. 1.

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Performing Groups

  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Dinner Theatre
  • Shoestring Budget
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups


  • Caution Alcohol Alcohol
  • Caution Strong Language Strong Language
  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $45 per performance



  • Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day
  • Duration: 10 minutes
  • Setting: A Broadway theatre lobby during intermission
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes, Elaborate / High Volume Costumes


1m, 3f, 1m or f
THE DIRECTOR – A man confident in his directing abilities.
THE WRITER – A man nervous about the premier of his first show on Broadway.
WOMAN #1 – A snarky audience member.
WOMAN #2 – An uppity audience member, friend of WOMAN #1.
YOUNG WOMAN – A young woman thoughtful about the plot of Act I she saw.
THE ACTRESS – Angry, always makes a spectacular entrance.
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Cast Attributes

  • Non-Traditional casting
  • Cross gender casting
  • Flexible casting
  • Local Celebrity Cameo



Daniel Meltzer

Daniel Meltzer

Intermission was first produced by Actors Theatre of Louisville on May 25, 1982. It was directed by Robert Spera.

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