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If you have small-cast one-act scripts of which you are proud, please submit citation(s) here to advertise them. Together, we can foster new productions. Please note that "small-cast" means roles for four or fewer actors (with possible extras or doubling). Citations of shows requiring larger casts do not suit this Website.

Complete the following form as fully as possible. Particularly, be precise about e-mail addresses or URLs. An e-mail address is required (and should be kept current by notifying the Webmaster of changes).

For those using browsers that do not support forms such as this, send the information via postal mail to Dr. Lewis W. Heniford, P. O. Box 299, Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, 93921 or via e-mail to heniford@ix.netcom.com.

Type within each block the requested information. Try not to skip a block.

If you have a one-act script using four or fewer actors (with possible extras), please complete and submit the following form. Citations will be encoded on a first-come, first-served basis. Please be patient, but if more than a week passes, contact the Webmaster by e-mail.

last name of playwright (for a collaboration, submit a separate form for each partner) required

first name or initial of playwright required

middle name or initial of playwright

nationality claimed by playwright required

vocation(s) (needed)

birth year (and death year if deceased) required
(Optionally, you may add month and date to the year, such as April 16, 1928.)

full title of play required
(If possible, make this the final title for the play. Changing the title later involves difficult, time-consuming reformatting of at least five files.)

estimated playing time in minutes required (Do not submit plays with intermissions.)

genre required

script's original language required

script's translator(s) and language(s) of translation (if appropriate)

place (setting visible onstage) required

time (of story, for example, 8:30, Sunday evening, December 26, 2004; do not use "present") required

cast size/gender (number of males and females, for example 2m1f) required
(Do not submit plays involving more than four actors.)

copyright date (or date of composition if copyright has not been requested) required

name of copyright holder (if copyright has been sought) required

script source address or instructions for contacting the playwright or agent required

postal address of playwright (if different from script source) required

rights source address (if different from script source)

home telephone number (needed)

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(Keeping this address current is of utmost importance; contact Webmaster to report a new e-mail address.)

Plot and comment annotations by citer or author are optional but are highly useful; they might include plot description, theme analysis, production history or general comments, that is, any helpful relevant information.

Toward that end, synopses and comments are expansible to 200 words per citation. The user needs you to give sufficient clear information on which to base decisions about your script. The synopsis best gives an event-by-event progression of actions. The comment best advises the potential producer/director/actor/teacher about staging considerations and gives a production history (if any and if desired). Admittedly, these annotations are infomercials, but above all they should be truthful and helpful, as if the writer were speaking to a respected theatrical colleague.

Dramatis Personae, _____ (_), __, _____ (specify name of each character and tag each clearly by gender and age and identity.

Synopsis, 100-200 words (supply an event-by-event account of the action; name characters clearly)

Comment, 100-200 words (number of scenes, frequency of changes, complexity, special requirements, production history, short biography of playwright, name playwright's Website address if appropriate, and such)

Themes, up to ten keywords or key phrases (each separated by a comma, for electronic searching and for matching shows in order to construct a playbill)

By a separate e-mail to the Webmaster, forward a jpg-format head shot with print and electronic publication rights to use that graphic.

No other Website focuses on playwrights of small-cast one-act plays allowing immediate direct e-mail access to them.

Additional productions of cited plays should result. Your citation(s) expand the Website and expedite the third print edition of 1/2/3/4 for the Show and a possible CD edition to serve play-seekers.

Suppliers of citations receive scholarly credit.

This citation should appear online in the near future for you to proofread and approve. When it does, proofread it and notify the Webmaster of needed changes or of your full approval. Do not hesitate to contact the Webmaster if you are suffering the pains of delay, Also, should you want to revise the citation or withdraw it, e-mail the Webmaster anytime.

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1/2/3/4 for the Show: A Guide to Small-Cast One-Act Plays

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