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by  Tony Kushner

10 Minute Play, Dark Comedy  /  4m, 2f

Six playwrights come together to bury their contemporary and friend, Ding. They discuss and brood on their lives, writings, and loves.

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by  Tony Kushner

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    4m, 2f
  • Duration

    Duration

    10 minutes
  • Suggested Use

    Suggested Use

    • Scene work
    • Competition or audition material
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

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Six playwrights come together to bury their contemporary and friend, Ding. They discuss and brood on their lives, writings, and loves.
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Performing Groups

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

Cautions

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

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $45 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary
  • Duration: 10 minutes
  • Setting: A cemetery on Abel’s Hill, Martha’s Vineyard in December near midnight.
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Casting

4m, 2f
HAUTFLOTE– A playwright in his late forties. He writes beautiful plays everyone admires...
ASPERA – A playwright in her early thirties. She writes fierce splendidly intelligent challenging plays, frequently with lesbian characters
BIFF – A playwright in his late thirties. Scruffy, bisexual, one success…
HAPPY – A playwright in his late thirties. His plays were widely admired, then one big success and he’s become a Hollywood writer…
OTTOLINE – A playwright in her fifties. African-American, genuinely greatly hugely influential experimentalist…
FLATTY – A playwright in his late forties. Colossally rich.
DING – A dead playwright wrapped in winding sheet.
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Tony Kushner

Tony Kushner

Reverse Transcription was first produced at the 1996 Humana Festival of New American Plays in March 1996. It was directed by Tony Kushner.

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