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McMorrow, Scott (North American playwright, 1961-____), “Puppet Therapy,”

a 15-minute comedy in English, set in a therapist’s office, 2000,


; © 2000 by Scott McMorrow; • in Scott McMorrow’s Puppet Therapy (Inverness, California, U.S.A.: The Author, 2000); • script/rights available from Scott McMorrow, P.O. Box 404, Inverness, California 94937, U.S.A., telephone (home) 415.669.7810, e-mail samcmorrow@yahoo.com. • Cited by Scott McMorrow, via ftp, April 1, 2004; McMorrow says,

§ Dramatis Personae Peter Levin (m), 35, Adelaide’s spouse; Michael Partouser (m), 25, Dr. Nash’s assistant; Dr. Nash (f), 48, sex therapist; Adelaide Levin (f), 35, Peter’s spouse.

§ Synopsis “Adelaide and Peter are looking for help in the love department, and they hope Dr. Nash can help them break out of their sexless doldrums. Several cute puppets and a same-sex confession later, the couple discovers the true meaning of love and lust.

§ Comment “This delightful comedy has one setting and minimal props. Premiered at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. It has been produced several times since. The most recent production was by Three Wise Monkeys at the Bay One-Acts Festival (BOA). It has also been published in the BOA 3 anthology." • “Scott McMorrow’s plays have been produced both in Europe and in the United States, and he is the artistic director of the Naked Stage Theatre Company. His play Fishing the Moon was a semifinalist in the Julie Harris Playwright Competition and has been excerpted for the book Audition Monologues (Meriwether). Future Sex won second place in the Jim Highsmith Playwriting Award competition. His professional memberships include the Dramatists Guild, PEN, and the Playwright’s Center of San Francisco. Scott fuels his creativity by working as a firefighter in northern California.”—3WM BOA - The Writers, http://www.threewisemonkeys.org/boa/writers3.html, accessed April 3, 2004.

§ Themes couple counseling, lesbianism, love, lust, puppetry, sex, therapy.

See also Scott McMorrow's

  • "Leftovers," a 25-minute comedy-drama in English, set in a lecture hall/kitchen, one day, 2004, 2f
  • "Naked Stage," a 22-minute surreal drama in English, set in a small room, several days, 2004, 2m1f
  • "Sueño," a 25-minute drama in English, set in San Francisco's Mission District, late morning, 2004, 4f
  • "Turtle Shopping," a 10-minute bare-stage comedy in English, 2005, 3f

This Website continues under construction and welcomes new citations and comments.

Page mounted April 3, 2004, and updated November 3, 2004, October 26, 2005, by the Webmaster.

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