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Hosking, Sandra K. (American playwright, teacher, journalist, 1969-____), “Detention,”

a 25-minute black comedy in English, set in a classroom, 1997,

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  •  © 1997 by Sandra K. Hosking;  •  script/rights available from Sandra K. Hosking, 5819 North Vincent, Newman Lake, Washington  99025, U.S.A., telephone (home) 509-226-2133, e-mail sandykayz@cs.com, www.geocities.com/sandykayz.  •  Cited by Sandra Hosking, via ftp July 19, 2000; Hosking says,

  § Dramatis Personae Miss Fiddler (f), 22, high school English/literature teacher; Mitch (m), 16, high school student, rebellious, academically weak.

  § Synopsis “Miss Fiddler, a young high school English teacher, tries to control an unruly male student, Mitch. Through a series of power plays, Mitch gets her to reveal an incident in her past involving a former student.

  § Comment “Premiered at Playwrights’ Forum Festival 1998, Spokane, WA; staged at West Coast Ensemble’s directors’ forum, Hollywood, CA, 1998.”Sandra Hosking teaches workshops at Spokane Civic Theatre and at various places in Spokane, Washington, U.S.A. She a reporter at the Journal of Business newspaper, in Spokane, Washington, U.S.A.

  § Themes education, teacher, teenage.

See also Sandra K. Hosking’s

  • "Bemused," (formerly "A Musing"), a 30-minute comedy, set in an apartment, 2001, 2m1f
  • "Detours," a 25-minute comedy in English, set on a highway, mid-morning, 2002, 2m2f
  • "The Fast Track," a 10-minute comedy in English, set in Limbo, or something like it, anytime, 2m2f or 3m1f
  • "Fortune's Fool," a 10-minute or 25-minute comedy in English, set in a palm reader's shop, about 3 a.m., 2000, 1m1f
  • "Homecoming," a 10-minute drama, set in a living room, afternoon, 2004, 2m2f
  • "Jacob's Shoe," a 10-minute drama in English, set in a Nazi labor camp, WW II, day, 1m3f
  • "Jessica's Last Day," a 25-minute comedy, set in an office, the present (2004), 2m2f
  • "Object Lesson," a 35-minute drama in English, set in area staging, 1998, 2m1f
  • "Romeo & Juliet: Part II," a 25-minute farce in English, set in the home of Mr. and Mrs. R. Montague, Verona, Italy, 14 years after the tomb, about 1609 (17th century), 2m1f
  • "Scribbledoodle," a 20-minute absurd comedy in English, set in a room in a house, any time of day, 2000, 1m3f
  • "Sexy Greenspan," a 30-minute comedy in English, set a company lunchroom, lunchtime, early 1997, 1m2f
  • "Twilight Nutcracker," a 20-minute comedy-drama in English, set on a front porch, late afternoon, 2002, 1m3f
  • "What's Mine Is Mine," a 10-minute black comedy in English, set in a living room, anytime, 1m1f

 

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