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Elwell, Jeffery Scott (American playwright, dean, college professor, 1957-____), “Confession,”

a 20-minute drama in English, set in a prison cell, 1988,

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; • © 1988 by Jeffery Elwell; • in Jeffery Elwell’s Confession (Greenville, North Carolina U.S.A., The Author, 1988); • script/rights available from Jeffery Elwell, Dean, College of Fine Arts and Communication, East Carolina University, 210 Whichard Building, Greenville, North Carolina 27858, U.S.A., telephone 252-328-1282, JScottElwell@netscape.net. • Cited by playwright via e-mail, June 13, 1996; Elwell says,

§ Dramatis Personae _____ (m), __, prisoner; _____ (m), __, prisoner; _____ (m), __, prisoner; _____ (m), __, prisoner.

§ Synopsis “A young man is transformed from an innocent participant to a brutal criminal while incarcerated.

§ Comment “Simple single set. Simple props.” • “Jeffery Elwell, chair of the Department of Theatre Arts at the University of Nebraska, has been named dean of the College of Fine Arts and Communication at East Carolina University. Elwell, whose appointment is effective Nov. 15, is also executive artistic director of the Nebraska Repertory Theatre. He will be the first permanent dean of the college, which was established last year in a reorganization of academic units. . . . Elwell has been at the University of Nebraska since 1999. Previously he held faculty and administrative positions at Marshall University and Mississippi State University, He received a bachelor's degree in English from California State University-Bakersfield, a master's in communication/theatre from the University of Southwestern Louisiana and a Ph.D. in speech communication/theatre from Southern Illinois University. He is the author of 17 plays that have been produced in New York, including two winners in the Off Off-Broadway Short Play Festival. He is a frequent producer and director of theatrical productions, and has received 60 grants and fellowships totaling more than $600,000.”—Message from the Dean, http://www.ecu.edu/cs-cfac/dean.cfm, accessed November 19, 2004. • Not to be confused with James Halleck Reid’s The Confession, a drama in four acts (New York: Samuel French, Inc., 1921), LCCN 21-20565.

§ Themes brutality, confession, confinement, crime, criminality, dominance, incarceration, innocence, prison, transformation.



See also Jeffery Scott Elwell's

  • "The Art of Dating," a twelve-minute romantic comedy in English set in a crowded restaurant in the very near future (post-1994), 1m2f or 2m1f
  • "Dead Fish," a 40-minute dark comedy in English set on a pier by the ocean, 1997, 1m1f
  • "Evening Education," a 35-minute drama in English set in college professor's office, night, 1991, 2m
  • "Family Lessons," a 40-minute black comedy in English set in a typical suburban home, 1992, 1990, 2m2f
  • "First Date," a 15-minute drama in English set in a crowded restaurant, 1942, 1m3f
  • "My Day," a 15-minute monodrama in English set at a high school state track meet, 1992, 1m
  • "An Ordinary Morning," a 25-minute drama in English set in a kitchen, 1990, 1m
  • "Stepping Out," a 25-minute comedy in English set in a large city, 1983, 2m2f
  • "Truth and Consequences," a 22-minute serious drama in English, set anywhere, 1989, 2m2f
  • "The Turn Down," a 15-minute drama in English set in a bar, 1997, 1m1f
  • "Violent Images," a 17-minute drama in English set in a photographer's residence, 1990, 2m1f

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Page mounted June 13, 1996, and updated October 26, 1996, November 29, 1999, November 19, 2004, by the site Webmaster.

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