This one-of-a-kind anthology features thirty-six hilarious short plays by major American playwrights and emerging new voices, all guaranteed to send readers and audiences into peals of laughter. From the surrealistic wit of Steve Martin's "The Zig-Zag Woman" to the biting political satire of Steven Dietz's "The Spot," from Christopher Durang's wonderfully loopy "Wanda's Visit" to Shel Silverstein's supremely twisted "The Best Daddy," there's something in here to make everyone laugh. There are plays for casts of all sizes, from monologues to large ensembles, with diverse and challenging roles for actors of every age and type. Even the titles are funny: Mark O'Donnell's "There Shall Be No Bottom (a bad play for worse actors)," Elaine May's "The Way of All Fish," and Alan Ball's "Your Mother's Butt." A bonanza for theatergoers, performers, and comedy fans, Laugh Lines will bring down the house. From the Trade Paperback edition.
These terrific and richly varied collections of plays were either produced during the 2006 theatrical season or written expressly for these volumes. Some are by well-known playwrights, but most are from new voices in the theater. Also, most of these plays feature characters who are 35 or younger, which we know will appeal to both acting students looking for plays to work on in class and young actors looking for plays to do in showcases.A partial list includes: ALL IN A DAYS WORK. M. Lynda Robinson AMERICAN FLAG. Sylvia Reed ARMS. Bekah Brunstetter CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY. Ross Maxwell EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN. Shannon Murdoch FALLOUT. Sheldon W. Senek HEARTBREAKER. Michael Golamco PIE AND THE SKY. Vanessa David PRIZE INSIDE. Peter Hanrahan THE REMOTE. Mark Harvey Levine RIGHT SENSATION. Rich Orloff A RUSH OF WINGS. Mrinalini Kanath SOMETIMES ROMEO IS SAD. Suzanne Bradbeer SUPERHERO. Mark Harvey Levine BE THE HUNTER. Tom Coash THE BOX. Dan Aibel BRUSHSTROKE. John Shanahan CAVE KREWE. Kara Lee Corthron COCKTAIL CONVERSATION. Andrew Biss NORMAL. Jami Brandli THE STREAK. Gary Richards THE DRESS REHEARSAL. Marisa Smith HANGING ON. Claudia Haas MY BOYFRIENDS WIFE. Barbara Lindsay THE PLOT. Mark Troy PRIZED BEGONIAS. Bara Swain PUMPKIN PATCH. Patrick Gabridge STOP, RAIN. Patrick Gabridge THE THERAPEUTIC HOUR. Guy Fredrick Glass THE VAN BUREN CLOAK ROOM. Adam Kraar
The Humana Festival 2007 anthology brings together all ten scripts from the 2007 Humana Festival of New American Plays, the thirty-first annual cycle of world premiere productions staged at Actors Theatre of Louisville. The seven full-length plays and three ten-minute plays represent an extraordinary range of work by some of the most exciting new voices in theater today, including recent Pulitzer Prize fi nalist Rolin Jones, as well as celebrated playwrights Constance Congdon, Kia Corthron, Michael John Garces, Naomi Iizuka, Sherry Kramer, Deb Margolin, Whit McLaughlin, Carlos Murillo, Julie Marie Myatt, A. Rey Pamatmat, Marco Ramirez, Alice Tuan, Kathryn Walat, Ken Weitzman, and Craig Wright.
The International Production Manual For Motion Pictures, Broadcast-Television, Commercials Cable/Satelllite Digital & Videotape Industries
Author: Shmuel Bension
Category: Motion broadcasting
The International Film & TV Production Directory & Guide for professional Motion Picture, Broadcast-TV, Feature Films, Commercials, Cable/Satellite, Digital and Videotape Industries. It covers the latest annual updates in production and logistic information for all major production centers in the United States (all states), Canada (all provinces), the United Kingdom, the Caribbean Islands, Mexico, Europe, Israel, Jordan, Australia (all states), New Zealand, Morocco, South Africa, India, Japan, South America the Far East, and many more. Edited for those responsible for film & videotape productions, and for the purchasing of production equipment and services. Contains comprehensive compilation of production information, featuring 8 major sections: (1) Professional Information: Production Contracts, Insurance, Completion Bonds, Copyright Registration, Distribution, The Rating System, Location Scouting & Management, Use of Firearms Regulations, Use of Animal Guidelines, Weather Forecasting, etc.; (2) Financial Information: Financing Sources, Production Packaging, Licensing & Merchandising Rights, Distribution Methods, etc.; (3) Production Information: Location Logistics, Shooting-Permit requirements, Government Filming Regulations, etc (4) Union & Guilds Agreements: Latest & updated contracts, wage scales & working conditions, for all craft classifications; (5) Commercials, Videotape & Music Productions: AICP, AICE, ITS & AMP Music standard working guidelines, covering Production Budget Forms and Bidding Procedures with advertising agencies; (6) Major International Festivals & Awards: Entry Regulations, Competition Procedures, Nomination Categories, etc., covering all major international events (Oscar, Emmy, Cannes, Clio, etc.); (7) Major International Markets: AFM (American Film Market), Cannes Market, MIFED, NATPE, MIP-TV, and NAB; (8) Classified Production Directory: Over 30,000 listings of Production Companies, Services & Professionals, in more than 200 classified categories.