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Dorf, Jon (aka Jonathan C. Dorf, American playwright, screenwriter, script consultant, theater teacher, 1971-____), “Leapers,”

a 10-minute dark comedy in English, set on top of a building, U.S.A., late morning, 2000,

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; • ©2000 by Jon C. Dorf; • in Jon C. Dorf’s Leapers (Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.: The Author, 2000); • script/rights available from Jonathan C. Dorf, 7125 De Longpre Avenue #209, Los Angeles, California 90046, U.S.A., e-mail jon@jondorf.com, http://www.jondorf.com, telephone (home) 323-512-5273. • Cited by Jon C. Dorf via ftp November, 8, 2004; Dorf says,

§ Dramatis Personae Thomas (m), 27, would-be suicide; Anne (f), 27, would-be suicide.

§ Synopsis “Anne has decided that today is finally the day to jump and end it all. So has Thomas. When they both end up on the same rooftop and neither wants to have their thunder stolen, who, or what, will really end up over the edge? § Comment “Minimal technical requirements. • The title of the play is actually Leapers with the a meant to be superscript, so that it's raised slightly above the rest of the word—a play on leapers (the a is jumping) and lepers. • Jonathan Dorf's plays have been produced in more than twenty-five states, as well as in several other countries.”

§ Themes birthday, building, depression, high school, jumper, leper, mother, parade, suicide.



See also Jon C. Dorf's

  • "A-Bomb Wedding," a 10-minute comedy in English, set in a twenty-four hour convenience store, late at night, 2001, 2m
  • "Beef Junkies," a 25-minute dark comedy in English, set on a suburban road, just before 5:00 p.m., the near future, 2m1f
  • "Bookends," an absurd comedy in English, 2m2f, a comedy set in a small university library, March, 1996, 2m2f (1 male can be female; 2f can be doubled)
  • "Crash Positions," a 10-minute comedy in English, set in an airplane in the air, 1997, 1m1f
  • "F-Stop," a 10-minute dark comedy, set in a living room, early afternoon, 1997, 1m1f
  • "From Shakespeare with Love?," a 45-minute comedy in English, set in an airport, various Shakespearean settings, 1:00 a.m., 1999, 2m2f
  • "Jesus at the Taco Stand," a 10-minute dark comedy-drama in English, set outside a mental health clinic, Friday evening, 1998, 1m2f
  • "Last Right Before the Void," a 10-minute comedy in English, set in a dark highway in Minnesota, or outside a house, U.S.A., late at night, 2000, 2m1f
  • "Newt Gingrich Visits a Residential Youth Facility Not Near Omaha," a 10-minute comedy-drama in English, set in a bedroom in a foster care facility, an afternoon, 1995, 2m
  • "Play's End," a 25-minute dark comedy in English, set in the Doe family living room, late afternoon, 1996, 2m
  • "Ticking," a 25-minute dark comedy in English, set in the Doe family kitchen, morning, 1999, 3m
  • "This Magic Moment," a 35-minute comedy in English, set in an apartment living room, late afternoon, 2001, 1m1f
  • "The Wash," a 10-minute dark comedy in English, set in the laundry room of a New York apartment building, 9:00 p.m., Friday evening, 1m1f
  • "Whatever Happened to Godot?," a 10-minute ironic comedy in English, set in a drab apartment, morning, 2003, 3m
  • "The White Pages," a 25-minute comedy in English, set in a used bookstore, two successive mornings, 1996, 2m2f
  • "X Marks the Spot," a 10-minute comedy in English, set somewhere in the American midwest or a similar landscape, 2001, 1m1f
  • "You're Next," a 17-minute drama in English, set in a storage room off a high school boys locker room, sometime before lunch, 1997, 2m

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