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Braz-Valentine, Claire (American playwright, youth worker, playwriting teacher, 19__-____), “Ashes,”

a 10-minute play in English, set in the living room of small ranch in California, U.S.A., 2001,


; © 2001 by Claire Braz-Valentine; • in Eight Tens @ Eight Festival: Thirty 10-minute Plays from the Santa Cruz Festivals I-VI, 1st ed., edited by Wilma Marcus Chandler and John Howie Patterson (Lyme New Hampshire, U.S.A.: Smith and Kraus Publishers, Inc., 2001), ISBN 1575252422, LCCN 2001032088, 203 pp.; • script/rights available from Claire Braz-Valentine, e-mail clairebraz@mac.com. • Cited by Claire Braz-Valentine, October 14, 2005; Braz-Valentine says,

§ Dramatis Personae Joseph (m), middle aged, loving brother; Annie (f), middle aged, loving sister.

§ Synopsis "Annie contrives to get her brother, Joseph, to do as she wishes.

§ Comment "This play is about the way siblings can love each other. It's about communication through different channels, not always saying exactly what you mean. It's a play about a brother and sister who love each other. • ‘Ashes’ was produced by Eight Tens @Eight Festival.” • “Claire Braz-Valentine is a widely published, award-winning and internationally produced poet, playwright, and journalist. Claire has worked with youth at risk and incarcerated adults and teenagers for many years. She is one of a few writers who are approved to work in maximum security prisons in the state of California. Claire also has taught playwriting for the Unverisity of California Extension. Her work has been supported by the National Endowment for Humanities, the California Arts Council, The Cultural Council of Santa Cruz County and The Puffin Foundation. She is a member of the National Writers Union and the International Center for Women Playwrights.”—Claire Braz-Valentine, Playwright and Poet, http://homepage.mac.com/clairebraz/, accessed October 13, 2005.

§ Themes brother-sister relationship, dysfunctional family, love, memory, remembered childhood.

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