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Yancey, Dwayne (American playwright, journalist, 1958-____), “Goochland (The New Girl)”

a 30-minute drama in English, set in a women's prison, Virginia, 2004,

1m3f (1m can be 1f)

; © 2004 by Dwayne Yancey; • in Dwayne Yancey’s Goochland (The New Girl) (Fincastle, Virginia, U.S.A.: The Author, 2004); • script/rights available from Dwayne Yancey, 1791 Mount Pleasant Church Road, Fincastle, Virginia 24090, U.S.A., e-mail dwayne.yancey@roanoke.com, telephone (home) 540-473-3313, (work) 540-981-3113. • Cited by Dwayne Yancey, via ftp, June 24, 2004; Yancey, says,

§ Dramatis Personae ____ (m or f), a guard; Robin (f), a convicted embezzler; Tanya (f), a convicted drug dealer; Debbie (f), a domestic violence victim convicted of killing her abusive husband.

§ Synopsis “Three women in prison plot their escape. The bank employee convicted of embezzlement puts her management skills to work, as she tries to recruit two fellow inmates to carry out her plan. But the drug addict and the domestic violence victim who killed her husband wonder whether it's worth the trouble.

§ Comment “When Dwayne Yancey was in college, the playwright Edward Albee visited the campus and Yancey interviewed him for the student newspaper. Yancey bored in on what semed to him an incredible oddity: Why did Albee wait until after age 30 to start writing plays? Yancey now realizes how stupid the question was: He didn't seriously start writing plays until he was well into his 40s. Since then, he's written more than 30 scripts, mostly one-acts, some full-length. Some light, some serious, most suitable for all audiences. And most allow for a female-majority cast. Four of Yancey's scripts have been produced , five more are scheduled for productions or staged readings, and three others have won recognition at playwriting contests in Virginia, West Virginia and North Carolina. Produced plays are: • ‘Night Cops,’ James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Va. • ‘Hamlet on Spring Break,’ Henrico High School, Richmond, Va. (Produced at Virginia Theatre Association conference, 2002.) • ‘Plantagenet v. Shakespeare,’ Buffalo Gap High School, Swoope, Va. • ‘The Sirens Sing the Blues and Other Old Favorites,’ Lloyd C. Bird High School, Chester, Va. Contest recognitions are: • ‘Sea Lion,’ finalist, Southeastern Playwrights Festival, Asheville, N.C., 2002. • ‘Monument Avenue,’ honorable mention, New Voices Play Festival, Charles Town, W.Va., 2003. • ‘Jose and Maria,’ one of 18 semi-finalists, Barter Theatre, Abingdon, Va., 2003. By profession, Yancey is a newspaper journalist. He has more than 20 years experience in journalism and has written a book on Virginia politics, if that counts for anything.”—StoryFoundry.com, http://www.storyfoundry.com/source/pwlisting.cfm?playwright=102, accessed January 10, 2004.

§ Themes conflict, domestic abuse, drug dealing, embezzlement, goals, management skill, prison, women.



See also Dwayne Yancey’s

  • "Abby, From A to Z," a 5-minute comedy in English, set in a college campus, 2003, 3f
  • "Amy4u," 1m1f, a 5-minute comedy in English, set in a hotel room, 2003, 1m1f
  • "Ask Not What Your Country Can Do For You," a 5-minute comedy in English, set in an American home, early 1961, 2m2f
  • "Belinda's Blind Date," a 30-minute comedy in English, set in a house or apartment, early evening, 2003, 1m1f
  • "Bob's Small Engine and Mojo Repair," a 5-minute comedy in English, set in a small engine repair shop, daytime, 2004, 1m
  • "Brenda's Blind Date," a 30-minute comedy in English, set in a house or apartment, early evening, 2003, 1m2f
  • "Buzzards," a 5-minute dark comedy in English, set in a desert in the American Southwest, 1979, 2m
  • "The Chaperones," a 5-minute comedy in English, set at a high school prom, nighttime, 2004, 1m1f
  • "Chicken," a 5-minute dark comedy in English, set in _____, 2003, 2m or 2f
  • "The Curious Tale of Doctor Lescarbault and the Planet Vulcan," a 30-minute historical drama in English, set in France, 1859, 2m2f
  • "The Day the Church Picnic Went to Hell," a 5-minute comedy in English, set in a jail cell, a Sunday afternoon, 2004, 1m1f or 2f (1 role is non-gender)
  • "The Efficiency Expert," a five-minute comedy in English, set in an office, 2004, 3m or 3f (all roles non-gender)
  • "Eve's Applestand," a 5-minute comedy in English, set someplace other than the Garden of Eden, anytime, 1f
  • "The Four-Leaf Clover," a 5-minute comedy in English, set at a picnic, daytime, 2004, 1m1f
  • "The Gentle, Violent, Imperial, Revolutionary, Complete, Abbreviated History of Tea," a 30-minute comedy-drama in English, set in a a dining room and kitchen, daytime, 2002, 3f
  • "A Good Year for Limas," a 30-minute dark comedy in English, set in a house in the rural American South, July 31, 1976, 3f
  • "Honeymoon in La Paz," a 10-minute comedy in English, set in a hotel room in La Paz, Bolivia, nighttime, 2003, 1m2f
  • "Lady Godiva Was a Republican," a 5-minute comedy in English, set inside a building, Coventry, England, before A.D. 1057, 3m
  • "The Last Days of Mars," a 5-minute comedy in English, set on Mars, 2004, 2m
  • "The Last Flight of Irina Ivanova," a 30-minute drama in English, set in Moscow, 2003, 2m2f (1 role is non-gender)
  • "The Last Man on the Moon Blues," a 5-minute comedy in English, set in a lover's lane, night, 2003, 1m1f
  • "Lemmings," a 5-minute dark comedy in English, set on the coast of Norway, 2003, 3f
  • "Lisa's New Job," a 5-minute comedy in English, set in a hotel room, 2003, 1m1f
  • "Lucy," a 30-minute comedy in English, set in Hell, 2003, 2m2f (1 role is non-gender)
  • "Martian Beach Babes," a 5-minute comedy in English, set on a beach, Mars, before the water dried up, 2f
  • "A Martian Western," a 5-minute dark comedy, set in an Old West saloon—on Mars, before the water ran out there, 2m1f (female role is non-gender)
  • "Memories of the Dewey Administration," a 5-minute comedy in English, set in a bar in the urban Northeast, the night before the presidential election in 1952, November, 1952, 2m
  • "Monument Avenue," a 30-minute comedy in English, set among the Confederate statues along Monument Avenue, Richmond, Virginia, U.S.A, a Saturday morning in springtime, 2003, 2f (+ non-gender voice)
  • "The Morning of September 11, 2001, in Hell," a 5-minute dark comedy in English, set in Hell, morning of Sepember 11, 2001, 1m
  • "The Neverlands," a 5-minute dark comedy in English, set in South Florida, 2004, 2m1f (1 male role is non-gender)
  • "Now Hiring for Tooth Fairy," a 5-minute comedy in English, set in an office, 2003, 4f (1 role is a non-gender voice)
  • "Occupations," a 30-minute drama in English, set in various locations—from Heathrow Airport, London, England, to a house in the United States, mostly at night, 1977, 2m1f
  • "Order Up!, "a 5-minute comedy in English, set in a fast-food restaurant, anytime, 1m3f (3f can be 3m)
  • "The Pi of Maggie," a 5-minute comedy in English, set in a tattoo parlor, 2003, 1m2f
  • "Polly Sigh Meets Her Maker," a 5-minute comedy in English, set in heaven, 2003, 1m1f
  • "Polly Sigh, Punk Cellist," a 5-minute comedy in English, set in a rock band's rehearsal space, evening, 2003, 2m1f
  • "Rolled," a 5-minute religious drama in English, set in an engineering office, 2004, 1m3f
  • "Sea Lion," a 30-minute drama in English, set in _____, after World War II, 1m (+ 6 extras)
  • "Sunday Morning in the Coffee Shop," a 10-minute religious drama in English, set in a coffeeshop, Sunday morning, 2003, 1m1f (+ 2 non-gender extras)
  • "The Three Not So Wise Men," a 5-minute Christmas drama in English, set in a field, a night, Christmas, 3m
  • "Yvonne's Worst Fears," a 5-minute dark comedy in English, set in a bedroom, 2004, 1m1f

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