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Wall, Christopher (American playwright, 1970-____), “Dumpster Dan,”

a 10-minute comedy in English, set in an alley, evening, present,

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; • © 2003 by Christopher Wall; • in Christopher Wall’s Dumpster Dan (Brooklyn, New York, U.S.A.: The Author, 2003) ; • script/rights available from Christopher Wall, 198 8th Avenue 5R, Brooklyn, New York 11215, U.S.A., e-mail cnwall@hotmail.com, telephone (home) 718-832-1685, http://www.christopherwall.org. • Cited by Christopher Wall via ftp July 12, 2004; Wall says,

§ Dramatis Personae Dan (m), 14, high school freshman; Father (m), 45, Dan’s sole parent.

§ Synopsis “Sometimes you reach a point when you got to make a change. For Dan's father, it means getting rid of his possessions and living off the land. Too bad he lives in a city. . . . What's Dan going to do? Mom's gone. He's got no friends. So he holds his nose and dives in. It's family life. In an alley.

§ Comment “Premiered at Festival of New Works, New York University, New York, U.S.A., 2003; produced at SuperSlam! Competition, Another Country Productions, Massachusetts, U.S.A, 2004; at SlamBoston! Competition, Another Country Productions, New York, U.S.A., 2004; at New York City 15-Minute Play Festival, Turnip Theatre, New York, U.S.A., 2004; at Brave New World Play Festival, New York, U.S.A., 2004. You can find more information about my productions and publications at www.christopherwall.org.” • "My plays are organized into full-lengths, one-acts, and ten-minutes. I've included a plot summary, the cast and production requirements, and a script history. Everything here has been produced or published, or both. I pulled a monologue from each play to give you a sense of my writing. You're welcome to use them to audition. If you like what you see, contact me and I'll e-mail the script to you. I started writing comic essays to amuse my friends and make it through yet another workday in a basement cubicle. A more serious piece is forthcoming in The Saint Ann's Review. I currently teach expository writing at New York University, where I'm getting an MFA in dramatic writing. I have a BA from Dartmouth and an MA in Creative Writing from Boston University."— Christopher Wall, June 9, 2004."—About, http://www.christopherwall.org/resume.htm, accessed July 27, 2004.

§ Themes family, grief, father-son relationship, life change, men, mourning.



See also Christopher Wall's

  • "Elmo on the Half Shell," a 20-minute drama set in a suburban living room, U.S.A., 1998, 1m
  • "Head Games," a 10-minute drama set in a living room in suburbia, U.S.A., 1997, 1m1f
  • "Some Other Place," a 55-minute pair of dramatic monologs (without intermission) set in a suburban living room, U.S.A., 2000, 1m1f

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