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Donald Lewis


Lewis, Donald (American playwright, screenwriter, 19__-____), “Good Girl,” a 10-to-15-minute drama in English, set in a seven-year-old girl’s room, U.S.A., present,

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;  •  © 1997 by Donald Lewis;  •  script/rights available from Donald Lewis, 1917 Warren Street, Evanston, Illinois 60202, U.S.A., e-mail DTLewis1@sbcglobal.net, http://hometown.aol.com/dtlplay/myhomepage/business.html. • Cited by Donald Lewis via ftp June 4, 2001; Lewis says,

  §  Dramatis Persona Kimberly (f) 18-30, a Barbie-like doll, alluring and sexless all at once.

  §  Synopsis“Companion and confidante, Kimberly is the best dollfriend a girl ever had. Or so it's been. Kimberly hasn't seen Morgan for a couple of days and she's beginning to feel insecure about her status as top doll. As Kimberly reveals details of their special relationship, she exposes dark, disturbing secrets of a father/daughter relationship gone wrong, secrets a doll shouldn't have to know.

  §  Comment “This one-scene, provocative monodrama has no special requirements, other than the actress playing the role should be 18-30. • Production history:

  • SUNY Brockport Festival of Ten (Brockport, New York, U.S.A.)
  • Bailiwick Repertory Directors Festival (Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.)
  • CrossCurrents (Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.A.)
  • Mackay Festival of Arts (Mackay, Queensland, Australia)
  • The Gardner Stages (Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.)
  • Bloomington Playwrights Project 10th Annual Puttin’ On Our Shorts (Bloomington, Indiana, U.S.A.)
  • Heartlande Theatre Play by Play Festival (Detroit, Michigan, U.S.A.)
  • Kanawha Players (Charleston, West Virginia, U.S.A.)
  • winner in the City Playhouse Annual Short Play Festival (Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.)
  • semifinalist in the Five and Dime Playwriting Contest (Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.A.)
  • semifinalist in the Dogwood National One-Act Play Competition (Milledgeville, Georgia, U.S.A.)
  • 'A riveting exercise in dramatic irony . . . smartly crafted and deftly performed.'--Beverly Hills Outlook, Beverly Hills, California, U.S.A."

    ‘While telling the story with a child’s innocence and inherent honesty, the doll projects an eyewitness account of a father’s abuse that challenges the audience to consider the consequences of certain parent-child relationships . . . .’—The Ryder, Bloomington, Indiana, U.S.A.”

    Affiliations include Chicago Dramatists, and Dramatists Guild of America.

      §  Themes child abuse, companionship, doll, father-daughter relationship, girlhood, secret.


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