Forsten, Michele I. (American playwright, essayist, 1954-____), “Dinosaur Doc,”
a 10-minute farce in English, set in the receptionist’s area of a doctor’s office, 1999,
• © 1999 by Michele I. Forsten; • script/rights available from Michele I. Forsten, 59 West 88th Street, #1R, New York City, New York 10024-2545, U.S.A., telephone 212-724-0617, e-mail email@example.com, http://www.bway.net/~mich/index.html. • Cited by Michele I. Forsten, via ftp March 13, 2000; Forsten says,
§ Dramatis Personae Ina Closetsky (f), 40, not out; Judy Feminista (f), 30, out, proud and in a domestic partnership; Ms. Dykewomon (f), 40, militant; Receptionist (f), 25, Dr. Bronte’s receptionist; Dr. Bronte (f), 40, unenlightened.
§ Synopsis “Dr. Bronte and her Receptionist run a typically-unenlightened doctor’s office that does not make homosexual patients feel welcome. When they accidentally start getting more queer patients, particularly lesbians, they must face their homophobia and emerge the better for it.
§ Comment “One actress plays three roles—Ina Closetsky, Judy Feminista, Ms. Dykewomon. Spare set evoking the receptionist’s area of a doctor’s office. Clipboard on counter.” • Can pair with ‘Winning?.’ • Productions: “‘Dinosaur Doc,’ performed by Love Creek Productions as part of Spring One Acts 2001, April 11, 12, 13 and 14 at The Creative Place Theatre, 750 8th Avenue (between 46th and 47th Streets), 6th floor (suite 602).” • The playwright’s bio is at http://www.bway.net/~mich/bio/bio.html.
§ Themes discrimination, doctor-patient relationship, homophobia, lesbian.
See also Michele I. Forsten’s
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