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Kvetch

Written by

Steven Berkoff

~playauthor~Written by~ Steven Berkoff

Faber and Faber, 1994

Faber Drama

Playtext

Acts: 2, Scenes: 4, Roles: Total (5), Female (2), Male (3), Unassigned (0)

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...What happens when an ordinary gathering is peeled back to expose the fears and insecurities beneath? Frank and Donna are having dinner with her mother-in-law and friends George and Hal, but under the surface there lie anxieties and desires...
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...Join actors from Star Trek and Star Trek: The Next Generation as they recreate this classic radio thriller. The breathless pace and convincing details make it clear why the 1938 broadcast of an "eyewitness report" of an invasion from Mars...

Grain in the Blood

Written by

Rob Drummond

~playauthor~Written by~ Rob Drummond

Methuen Drama, 2016

Modern Plays

Playtext

Scenes: 13, Roles: Total (5), Female (3), Male (2), Unassigned (0)

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...Isaac returns to his family home with a chance to atone for the terrible mistake that claimed his childhood. Autumn is a little girl whose time is running out. With three sleeps left before her birthday, she can only hope for a miracle...

A Dream of White Horses

Written by

Nick Wood

~playauthor~Written by~ Nick Wood

Aurora Metro Books, 2016

Aurora Metro Books

Playtext

Scenes: 26, Roles: Total (4), Female (1), Male (3), Unassigned (0)

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...Paul's father, Rick, was a professional climber who fell to his death climbing a cliff in Wales. Paul wants two things – to climb the same cliff and to find out whether his father's death was an accident or suicide. He is helped by friends...

Three Monologues from Vault Zero

Written by

Philip Ridley

~playauthor~Written by~ Philip Ridley

Methuen Drama, 2012

Contemporary Dramatists

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...In Bloodshot, an eighteen-year old girl goes for a walk in Victoria Park after a brass band concert, and meets a younger boy with a bloodshot eye. The eye unlocks something within the girl, usually rational and unemotional, as she becomes...

The Room

Written by

Harold Pinter

~playauthor~Written by~ Harold Pinter

Faber and Faber, 1996

Faber Drama

Playtext

Roles: Total (6), Female (2), Male (4), Unassigned (0)

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...An elderly woman is disturbed by visitors who seem to think her room is vacant. In Harold Pinter's first play, he reveals himself as already in full control of his unique ability to make dramatic poetry of the banalities...

Hot Pepper, Air Conditioner and the Farewell Speech  

Written by

Toshiki Okada

and

Aya Ogawa

Translated by

Aya Ogawa

~playauthor~Written by~ Toshiki Okada , Aya Ogawa ~playauthor~Translated by~ Aya Ogawa

Methuen Drama, 2014

Bloomsbury Publishing

Playtext

Scenes: 19, Roles: Total (1), Female (0), Male (0), Unassigned (1)

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...Depicts the insecurity of office workers in the last financial crisis through fragmented, colloquial and hyper-realistic language through extensive choreography and movement.  ...

A Girl’s Bedroom

Written by

Enda Walsh

~playauthor~Written by~ Enda Walsh

Nick Hern Books, 2016

NHB Modern Plays

Playtext

Roles: Total (1), Female (1), Male (0), Unassigned (0)

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...At the age of 6, a girl leaves her bedroom and family home and walks. She never stops. Until now A Girl's Bedroom was first performed at the 2015 Galway Arts Festival, and was revived at the 2016...

Adam and Eve

Written by

Steven Berkoff

~playauthor~Written by~ Steven Berkoff

Methuen Drama, 2012

Play Anthologies

Playtext

Roles: Total (3), Female (2), Male (1), Unassigned (0)

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...'A one-act play is like a confession'. So writes Steven Berkoff in the preface to the collection of his One-Act Plays. In his introduction to the collection, Geoffrey Colman, Head of Acting at Central School of Speech and Drama writes: 'It...

The Birthday Party

Written by

Harold Pinter

~playauthor~Written by~ Harold Pinter

Faber and Faber, 1996

Faber Drama

Playtext

Acts: 3, Roles: Total (6), Female (2), Male (4), Unassigned (0)

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...Stanley Webber is visited in his boarding house by strangers, Goldberg and McCann.  An innocent-seeming birthday party for Stanley turns into a nightmare. The Birthday Party was first presented...