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Monteleone, John (American playwright, March 2, 1956-____), Man-Made,"

a bare-stage 17-minute absurdist comedy in English set on the Mojave Desert, 1997,

2m or 2f;

    © 1997;    script/rights available from John Monteleone, e-mail webmaster@hamptonswebdesign.com, P.O. Box 2723, Sag Harbor, New York 11963, telephone (home and work) 631-725-5251, Website www.johnmonteleone.com. Orders should specify preferred method of mail: (1) e-mail of an MS Word 6.0 document as an attached file, (2) regular mail.    Cited by playwright via ftp, July 7, 1997; Monteleone says,

  §  Dramatis Personae Blab (m or f), Ph.D., hobo; Yak (m or f), hobo.

  §  Synopsis Two hobos, one a Ph.D., the other a bum, on the Mojave desert attempt to create a system of business to sell their products, a pile of accumulated junk, so they do not feel alone, can make a profit and fit into something 'real.' When no customers arrive, they contemplate the meaning of their lives, ponder and survive their human frailties and the absurdity of their universal and self-created condition, while simultaneously erecting a man-made sculpture out of their pile of junk only to realize it is bigger then they are and completely useless to what they really need.

  §  Comment The bare stage can feature a real or imagined pile of junk.   Monteleone has ten one-act plays (all listed in this website) that can be ordered as one compilation or separately. He also has six full-length plays which have received either production or professional New York City readings, including two solo works.    The full-length plays are Farmland (9m2f), Prisoners in Paradise (3m1f), The Lamp (2m2f), The Loonybin (22 characters, doubling possible), Diary of a Madman adapted from the Gogol (Russian writer, 1809-1852) classic (1m or 1f), and Tragic and I'm Still Laughing (10 characters for 1 or more actors, m or f)-it is listed on this website; please inquire for synopsis. He has also written four screenplays. All of Monteleone's plays are innovative, challenging, offer interesting story lines, are ideal for the professional theatre and wonderful for colleges (many have been produced in academic theatre) and also for high schools that are not uptight!    John Monteleone has received critical acclaim as both a playwright and actor, he is a graduate of NYU Tisch School of the Arts Graduate program, a member of the Dramatists Guild, Actors Equity, and The 42nd Street Workshop (a cooperative of writers, actors and directors developing new plays in New York City). He holds a BFA and MA, is an Artist-in-Residence and Professor of Drama at Dowling College, Oakdale, New York 11769. His review package is available upon request.

  §  Themes absurd, desert, homelessness, junk, sculpture, reality.
 

See also John Monteleones

 
 
 
 

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