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“God's Press Conference”


Buggé, Carole Elizabeth (American playwright, novelist, composer, lyricist, teacher, poet, December 7, 1953-____), “God’s Press Conference,”

a 10-minute comedy in English, set in Heaven, Friday before Passover,

4m or 4f

; © 2003 by Carole E. Buggé; • in Carole E. Buggé’s God’s Press Conference (New York: The Author, 2003); • script/rights available from Carole Buggé, 172 East 4th Street #31, New York, New York 10009, U.S.A., e-mail CBugge@aol.com, telephone (home) 212-353-9607, (work) 917-414-5661, fax 212-353-9607. • Cited by Carole Bugge, via ftp June 29, 2005; Bugge says,

§ Dramatis Personae Archangel Ezekiel (any gender or age), _____; First Reporter (any gender or age), ______; Second Reporter (any gender or age), ______; Third Reporter (any gender or age), ______;

§ Synopsis “God's press secretary Archangel Ezekiel addresses a group of reporters after a recent election. There are several controversial issues, including allegations from the pagans that the vote was invalid, stone-control legislation (including the banning of assault boulders), and a recent paternity suit brought by Mary of Nazareth.

§ Comment “Requires no set or costumes, though it was performed in sandals and white sheets (as togas) with great success at the Byrdcliffe Theatre Festival, in Woodstock, New York, U.S.A., in 2005. This short play lampoons politics and religion in a lighthearted, nonthreatening way. • Carole Buggé has five novels and a dozen or so short stories in print. Winner of the Eve of St. Agnes Poetry Award, 1996 First Prize Winner of the Maxim Mazumdar Playwriting Competition, the Jean Paiva Memorial Fiction award, and an NEA grant to read her work at Lincoln Center. A finalist in both the 1996 McClaren and Henrico Playwriting Competitions, she has read her work at Barnes and Noble, The Knitting Factory, Mercy College, and the Gryphon Bookstore in New York City, and has received grants from Poets and Writers, as well as the New York State Arts Council. Her plays and musicals have been presented in New York City at The Players Club, Manhattan Punchline, Pulse Theatre, The Van Dam Street Playhouse, Love Creek, Playwrights Horizons, HERE, the Jan Hus Theatre, Lakota Theatre, The Open Book, Genesius Guild, the 14th Street Y, Shotgun Productions, as well as the Alleyway Theatre in Buffalo. She was a 1998 Fellowship Candidate at Manhattan Theatre Club, and was sponsored by The Paper Mill Playhouse for a TCG Playwriting Award, and was Playwriting Fellowship finalist at Manhattan Theatre Club. She is currently working on a play about physics, entitled Three Scientists, One Train.

§ Themes election, politics, religion.

See also Carole E. Buggé's

  • "Counterpoint," a 35-minute comedy in English, set in a coffee bar in New York City, evening, 1999 or later, 2m2f
  • "Shrinkage," a 15-minute dark comedy in English, set in a therapist's office, afternoon, spring, 2005, 1m1f

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