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Lauinger, Joe (American playwright, college professor, 1947-____), “Waiting for Wood,”

a 20-minute comedy in English, set in the green room of a porn movie, 4:00 p.m., 1996,

2m1f;

  •  © 1996 by Joe Lauinger;  •  in Joe Lauinger’s Waiting for Wood (Ossining, New York 10562, U.S.A.: The Author, 1996);  •  scripts/rights available from Joe Lauinger, 34 Hudson Street, Ossining, New York 10562, U.S.A., telephone (home) 914-762-0839, (work) 914-395-2264, fax 914-762-0839, e-mail jlauin@mail.slc.edu.  •  Cited by Joe Lauinger via ftp, June 17, 1998; Lauinger says,

  §  Dramatis Personae _______ (m), a porn star; _______ (m), a stand-in; _______ (f), a motherly assistant director.

  §  Synopsis “The scene is the green room of a porn studio. The male star cannot get up forhis performance. While he waits for inspiration, a motherly assistant director and a stand-in ‘actor’ who is also a religious fanatic discuss Popular Mechanics, old movies, and God.”

 §  Comment Joe Lauinger’s Curriculum Vitae: B.A. University of Pennsylvania (summa cum laude), M.A. Oxford University, M.A. Princeton University, Ph.D. Princeton University.

  §  Themes director-actor relationship, erection, fanaticism, God, impotence, inspiration, old movies, Popular Mechanics, pornography, religion, sex business, show biz, stand-in, stardom.

See also Joe Lauinger’s

  • “The Box,” a 10-minute comedy-drama in English, set in a confessional box, 6:00 p.m., Saturday evening, 1995, 1m1f
  • “Bury Him,” a 15-minute drama in English, set at a table in a restaurant, evening, 2002, 1m1f
  • “The Chamberpot,” a 20-minute comedy in English, set in a junk shop, lunchtime, 1996, 2m1f
  • “Close Enough for Jazz,” a 20-minute comedy-drama in English, set in a single woman’s bed, after midnight, 1995, 1m1f
  • “Flight,” a comedy in English, set in a jetliner, afternoon flight, 1996, 2m1f
  • “The God Who Made New Hampshire,” a 20-minute drama in English, set in a cabin in New Hampshire, 6:00 p.m., a snowy wintry evening, 2000, 1m1f
  • “The Green Angel,” a 15-minute comedy-mystery in English, set at the circulation desk of a college library, night, 2002, 1m1f
  • “The Green Cheese Mystery,” a 30-minute comedy in English, set in a kitchen in a beach house, 1:00 a.m., Saturday morning, 1999, 1m1f
  • “Half in Love,” a comedy-drama in English, set in a cemetery, lunchtime, a sunny day, 1995, 1m1f
  • “High-Risk Giving,” a 20-minute comedy-drama in English, set at a blood bank, almost 5:00 p.m. closing time, 1995, 1m1f
  • “Ill Met by Moonlight,” a 20-minute comedy in English, set in a research laboratory for nocturnal animals, 3:00 a.m., 1999, 1m1f
  • “In the California Home for the Criminally Beautiful,” an 18-minute comedy in English, set in the reception office for the California Home, morning, on a work-day, 2000, 1m1f
  • “Mushroom Pie,” a 15-minute comedy in English, set in the kitchen of a townhouse, dinnertime, 2002,1m1f
  • “Nowhere Zen New Jersey,” a 15-minute comedy in English, set in a car on the New Jersey Turnpike, New Jersey, U.S..A., daytime, 2000, 1m1f
  • “Oh Moonflower!” a 15-minute comedy in English, set in a flowershop, noon, 1999, 1m1f
  • “Oregon Mist,” a 20-minute comedy in English, set at the end of Oregon Trail, near Oregon City, Oregon, U.S.A., late afternoon in the misty rain, 2000, 1m1f
  • “Prepost'rously Befallen or Ass-Backwards in Washington Square,” a 10-minute comedy in English, set in Washington Square Park, New York City, 2001, 1m1f
  • “Red Weather,” a 15-minute comedy in English, set in an Indian jungle, day, 2002, 1m1f
  • “Sometimes a Wind in the Georgia Dusk,” a 15-minute comedy in English, set in a public park in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A., a beautiful summer evening, 2000, 1m1f
  • “Victims,” a 15-minute comedy in English, set in the green room of a TV studio, afternoon, 2002, 1m1f
  • “Wax and Wane,” a 15-minute comedy in English, set on the moon, lunch break, 1999, 1m1f
  • “What A Moon!” a 10-minute comedy in English, set on a blanket in a park, midnight, summer, 1999, 1m1f
  • “Woo at the Zoo,” a 20-minute comedy in English, set at a bench at the zoo in front of the monkey house, tea time, 1996, 2m1f
  • “You Really Ought To Give Iowa a Try,” a 15-minute comedy in English, set in a bank in central Iowa, U.S.A., middle of a work-day, 2000, 1m1f

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