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Trujillo, Dan (American playwright, free-lance writer, 1971-____), “Violating the Eight Spot,” a 40-minute satire in English, set in a studio executive's office, Los Angeles, 5:00 a.m., 2005,


; • © 2005 by Dan W. Trujillo; • in Dan W. Trujillo’s Violating the Eight Spot (New York: The Author, 2005); • script/rights available from Dan Trujillo, 254 Wythe Avenue, Brooklyn, New York 11211, U.S.A., e-mail dantrujillo@dantrujillo.com, telephone (home) 212-502-0869. • Cited by Dan Trujillo via ftp July 8, 2005; Trujillo says,

§ Dramatis Personae Stickler (m), 40, a movie studio executive; Liza (f), 30, a struggling painter; Mae Alabaster (f), 40, a fabulous movie star.

§ Synopsis “A forgotten movie star, Mae, and an ostracized painter, Liza, corner a movie studio executive. They have a pitch for a film about their lives: how they created the most offensive and beloved show in the country, and how they lost their fame. It sounds like a hit, until the executive learns that he has a far deeper involvement in the offenses they describe.

§ Comment “The play occurs in real time, over the course of Mae and Liza's twisted pitch. The single interior set may be as simple or complicated as production considerations allow. Mae and Liza play multiple parts in the course of their pitch. For more information, including a diologue sample, go to http://www.dantrujillo.com/VES_main.htm. • “Dan Trujillo is the resident playwright with Imua! Theatre Company and a member of the Playwrights Gallery in New York City, New York. His unique mixtures of verse, prose, realistic and avant-garde theatre have been performed across the United States. For two years, he was a member of the Ground Floor Theatre Lab in New York. During those years, Ground Floor mounted several of his works, including audience favorite Toy Planet. Imua’s production of his play Angry Young Man, starring Anthony Ruivivar of NBC’s Third Watch, received critical acclaim. Right on, America!, a sketch comedy show written with Josh A. Cagan, played to sold-out houses for its two month run in New York. Currently he studying for his MFA degree in Dramatic Writing at the Tisch School of the Arts at NYU.”—Why? http://www.dantrujillo.com/summary2.htm, accessed November 13, 2005.

§ Themes art, cinema, film, fame, Hollywood, movie, rape, revenge, star.

See also Dan Trujillo's

  • "The Divided Kingdom," a 45-minute bare-stage comedy-drama in English, the time of the performance, 2m2f
  • "Nothing to Do Without You," a 25-minute comedy-drama in English, set in a computer game/a hotel restaurant/hell, now, and a thousand years from now, 1m1f
  • "This Is How It Began," a 12-minute comedy/horror/romance in English, set at a wedding reception, evening, 2001, 2m1f

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