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Stemple, Beth Campbell (American playwright, free-lance writer, 1962-____), “Kissing,”

a 10-minute drama with comedic elements in English set in an office ladies’ room, 1995,


  •  © 1995 by Beth Campbell Stemple;  •  script/rights available from Beth Campbell Stemple at saltybeth@earthlink.net; sample of text available at http://home.earthlink.net/~saltybeth/main.htm. Cited by Beth Campbell Stemple via e-mail, June12, 1996; Stemple says,

  §  Dramatis Personae _______ (f), young executive; _______ (f), older mentor.

  §  Synopsis “A young woman executive complains to her older female mentor that marketing is getting tougher these days, and the mentor offers an intriguing solution.

  §  Comment “This sketch is fairly straight, but the punchline is huge. There are no props. The women wear business suits. The play is part of an evening of sketch comedy called Faces of Excess, a ribald review of sex, drugs, and rock & roll. This sketch makes the point that women can use intimacy and power perhaps more effectively than men. Performers’ Co-op, New London, CT, developed this play in 1996 for the show Faces of Excess.

“‘Kissing’ was selected as a finalist in the 1997 Fifth Annual Women’s Playwriting Festival at Perishable Theatre, in Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.A.”

  §  Themes _____, _____.

See also Beth Campbell Stemple’s:

  • Caller ID,” a 35-minute comedy-drama in English, set in a college student union hallway, 1994, 1m2f+ or 2m1f+
  • Foreplay,” a 10-minute comedy sketch in English set in an apartment foyer, 1995, 1m1f
  • Frank Capra Gets His Wings,” a 30-minute drama in English with comedic elements, set no specific time or place, 1m1f (1m of any age, 1f of childbearing age)
  • The Gift to the Magi,” a 10-minute comedy in English, set in an empty room, Christmas Eve, 1997, 1m1f
  • Gravity,” a 10-minute drama in English, set in a yard with an apple tree, on a summer day, 1996, 1m1f
  • Hair-Personality Conflict,” a 10-minute satirical sketch in English, set in a beauty salon, 1995, 1m1f
  • Live from [insert your town here]!” an 8-minute comedy sketch in English, set on a theater stage, 1995, 1m1f (male 30-40ish, female 30-40ish + male voice 30-40ish)
  • Longplay,” a 10-minute comedy sketch in English, set in an apartment, 1995, 2m (30-40)
  • Monica,” an 8-minute comedy in English, set in a living room, late evening, 1998, 1f
  • Old Wives’Tales,” a 10-minute comedy in English, set in a church pew, immediately following a wedding, 1998, 2f
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