Talkback

“You’ve heard about the proverbial nerdy summer-camp right fielder, waiting and waiting and waiting for a ball to come and praying to God that it never does?  My husband is trying and trying and trying to tell his narcissistic little stories about himself in his plays, while secretly praying that he never has to tell the most important story:  the one in which he plays only a minor role.”

 

The play can be performed with as few as three actors (Im,2f; or 2m,1f), or–with minimal doubling, with as many as 14.

Available for development.poster

Direct enquiries about the play’s availability for professional production, to the playwright.

 

About the play:

In a series of post-performance “talkbacks” after script-in-hand readings of his plays, Dan—whose plays bear an uncanny resemblance to Cary Mazer’s plays, Shylock’s Beard, Seven Lectures on Hamlet, and A Puppeteer with the Palsy Performs Scenes from Shakespeare—is confronted by audience members, moderators, and even his own artistic collaborators, over issues of ethnicity, race, disability, and the question of who is entitled to tell whose story.  With each talkback, it becomes increasingly uncertain whether Dan really wants to tell the story he is so vehemently asserting his right to tell, or is actively trying to conceal it.

 

 

For a copy of the script, contact the playwright.

Poster design by Cary Mazer

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