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Gall-Clayton, Nancy J. (American playwright, writer, writing instructor, February 6, 1946-____), “Discovery,”

a 40-minute drama in English, set in a file storage room in an adoption agency, 10:00 p.m., Friday night, autumn, 2000,

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  •  © 2000 by Nancy J. Gall-Clayton;  •  script/rights available from Nancy Gall-Clayton, 1375 South Second Street, Louisville, Kentucky 40208-2303, U.S.A., e-mail nancygallclayton@earthlink.net, telephone (home) 502-636-5836, fax 502-634-8751.  •  Cited by Nancy Gall-Clayton via ftp February 3, 2001; Gall-Clayton says,

  §  Dramatis Personae Christine (f), 16, best friend of Vicki; Vicki (f), 17, best friend of Christine; Judith (f), 35, adoption agency director.

  §  Synopsis “Christine breaks into an adoption agency with her best friend Vicki so that Christine can discover if she’s Jewish. Everyone makes discoveries—though not necessarily those they expected—after agency director Judith, age 35 or so, returns to her office to look for a lost earring.

  §  Comment “A few boxes and perhaps a chair are the only props needed. A sound designer could have fun—the girls hear outside noises and later Judith's high heels click-click-clicking as they scramble to find Christine’s file.  •  This play was commissioned by Pleiades Theatre Company, Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.A., and received a staged reading under their sponsorship. It also won Third Place and a reading through Knoxville's Carpetbag Theatre W.F. Lucas Playwright Competition. It won Second Place in the 2000 George Kernodle New Play Competition. It has never been produced.”
 

  §  Themes adoption, identity, Jewish, teenage.
See also Nancy J. Gall-Clayton’s

 


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