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Forsten, Michele I. (American playwright, essayist, 1954-____), “Winning?”

a 15-minute comedy-drama in English, set in an apartment in a large, urban city, 1999,

3f;

  •  © 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 mich@bway.net, http://www.bway.net/~mich/index.html.  •  Cited by Michele I. Forsten, via ftp March 13, 2000; Forsten says,

  §  Dramatis Personae Susie (f), 33, a lesbian; Mother (f), 53, Susie’s deceased mother; Grandmother (f), 75, aka Bubbie, Susie’s deceased grandmother.

  §  Synopsis “Susie’s dead grandmother and mother visit her one day to check up on her. Still to this day, they want to run her life, not accepting her as a lesbian. They sit around a table and play cards, and Susie’s stakes are high: self-respect and self-acceptance.

  §  Comment “Spare set including a card table, cards and three chairs.  •  Can pair with ‘Dinosaur Doc.’  •  Productions: 1999–Luna Sea , San Francisco, U.S.A., Women’s Performance Project (four performances); July 28, 29 and 30, 2000–Love Creek Productions, New York City. Publication: Harrington Lesbian Fiction Quarterly, Summer 2000.”  •  The playwright’s bio is at http://www.bway.net/~mich/bio/bio.html.

  §  Themes coming out, family, homophobia, lesbian, self-acceptance, self-respect, visit.

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