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Handley, Jody (American playwright, writer, communications specialist, 1975-____), “To Engage in Mutual Touching or Caressing of the Lips,” a 25-minute contemporary comedy in English, set in an apartment, 2000, 1m1f; © 2000 by Jody Handley; • in Jody Handley’s To Engage in Mutual Touching or Caressing of the Lips (San Francisco, California, U.S.A.: The Author, 2000); • script/rights available from Jody Handley, 825 Bush Street #508, San Francisco, California 94108, U.S.A., telephone (home) 415-440-7708, (work) 415-786-8597, e-mail jody@playwrightscentersf.org

  • "Lucky Penny," a 10-minute contemporary comedy in English, set in an apartment, 2002, 3m1f
  • "Subjects," a 40-minute contemporary drama in English, set in an apartment in San Francisco, 2001, 1m1f
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  • To Engage in Mutual Touching or Caressing of the Lips," a 25-minute contemporary comedy in English, set in an apartment, 2000, 1m1f . • Cited by Jody Handley, via ftp February 5, 2004; Handley says, § Dramatis Personae Jack (m), 25, fiancé; Sara (f), 25, fiancée. § Synopsis “Sara and Jack have been hanging out for two months. They go to museums. They cuddle on the couch. They share their secrets. And he’s never once tried to kiss her. Fed up with the suspense, Sara finally confronts him in a funny, exasperating look at the rules of dating. § Comment “One scene. Simple living room set--one couch and a television suffices. Only prop is bowl of popcorn. Playing The Magnificent Seven is up to the director. • Winner with staged reading at Playwrights’ Center of San Francisco DramaRama Competition, 2001. Premiered by Unidentified Theatre Company for Unidentified One-Act Festival. 2002. • “Jody Handley's most recently staged work was ‘Subjects,’ produced by the Unidentified Theatre Company as part of the 2003 Bay Area One Acts Festival. Unidentified also produced ‘To Engage in Mutual Touching or Caressing of the Lips’ in March, 2002. In the Playwrights’ Center of San Francisco’s 2001 DramaRama, ‘To Engage . . .’ beat out finalist ‘Subjects’ to win the short play competition. Other credits include ‘Land's End’ in the Playwrights' Center's Sheherezade 2004, ‘All's Fair’ in Three Wise Monkeys' Overnighters Play-in-a-Day marathon, ‘A Midsummer Night’s Real World for Daytrippers’ Play-In-A-Day Marathon and ‘Lucky Penny’ in Three Wise Monkeys’ Short Leaps.” § Themes analysis, confusion, courtship, dating, kissing, friends, love, museum, over-thinking, rules.



    See also Jody Handley’s

    • "Bless Me, Father," a 10-minute contemporary comedy in English, set in a Catholic confessional, 2002, 1m1f
    • "Curls," a 50-minute drama in English, set at a child's beauty pageant at elementary school in Midwest, U.S.A., 8:00 p.m., winter, 2003, 3f
    • "Land's End," a 10-minute contemporary comedy in English, set at Land's End, San Francisco, U.S.A., 2003, 1m1f
    • "Lucky Penny," a 10-minute contemporary comedy in English, set in an apartment, 2002, 3m1f
    • "Subjects," a 40-minute contemporary drama in English, set in an apartment in San Francisco, 2001, 1m1f
    • "The Waiting Room," a 27-minute bare-stage religious drama in English, set in Hell, immediately following Jesus' crucifixion, 2m

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