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Yancey, Dwayne (American playwright, journalist, 1958-____), “Abby, From A to Z,”

a 5-minute comedy in English, set in a college campus, 2003,


• © 2003 by Dwayne Yancey; • in Dwayne Yancey’s Abby, From A to Z (Fincastle, Virginia, U.S.A.: The Author, 2003); • script/rights available from Dwayne Yancey, 1791 Mount Pleasant Church Road, Fincastle, Virginia 24090, U.S.A., telephone (home) 540 473 3313, (work) 540 981 3113, e-mail dwayne.yancey@roanoke.com. • Cited by Dwayne Yancey, via ftp, January 9, 2004; Yancey says,

§ Dramatis Personae Abby (f), college student; Molly (f), college student; Zoe (f), college student.

§ Synopsis “A college student has a penchant for organizing everything in alphabetical order—including her love life.

§ Comment “Rated R for sexual content." • “When Dwayne Yancey was in college, the playwright Edward Albee visited the campus and Yancey interviewed him for the student newspaper. Yancey bored in on what semed to him an incredible oddity: Why did Albee wait until after age 30 to start writing plays? Yancey now realizes how stupid the question was: He didn't seriously start writing plays until he was well into his 40s. Since then, he's written more than 30 scripts, mostly one-acts, some full-length. Some light, some serious, most suitable for all audiences. And most allow for a female-majority cast. Four of Yancey's scripts have been produced , five more are scheduled for productions or staged readings, and three others have won recognition at playwriting contests in Virginia, West Virginia and North Carolina. Produced plays are: • ‘Night Cops,’ James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Va. • ‘Hamlet on Spring Break,’ Henrico High School, Richmond, Va. (Produced at Virginia Theatre Association conference, 2002.) • ‘Plantagenet v. Shakespeare,’ Buffalo Gap High School, Swoope, Va. • ‘The Sirens Sing the Blues and Other Old Favorites,’ Lloyd C. Bird High School, Chester, Va. Contest recognitions are: • ‘Sea Lion,’ finalist, Southeastern Playwrights Festival, Asheville, N.C., 2002. • ‘Monument Avenue,’ honorable mention, New Voices Play Festival, Charles Town, W.Va., 2003. • ‘Jose and Maria,’ one of 18 semi-finalists, Barter Theatre, Abingdon, Va., 2003. By profession, Yancey is a newspaper journalist. He has more than 20 years experience in journalism and has written a book on Virginia politics, if that counts for anything.”—StoryFoundry.com, http://www.storyfoundry.com/source/pwlisting.cfm?playwright=102, accessed January 10, 2004.

§ Themes librarianship, schoolmate, sex.

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