Advice to a New Actor
Mueller, Lavonne (American playwright, editor, 19__-____), “Advice to a New Actor,”
a __-minute dramatic monologue in English, set in a place and time to be determined by the actor, or April, 1984,
1m or 1f
© 1984 by Lavonne Mueller;
• in One-Act Plays for Acting Students: An Anthology of Short One-Act Plays for One, Two, or Three Actors, edited by Norman A. Bert (Colorado Springs, Colorado, U.S.A.: Meriwether Publishing Ltd., 1987), ISBN 0-916260-47-X, ISBN 9780916260477 (published with and can pair with “Interview,” “Watermelon Boats,” “Dalmation,” “Money,” “Jumping,” “Anniversary,” “Checkers,” “The Affidavit,” “The Split Decision,” “Coming for a Visit,” “Auld Lang Syne, or I’ll Bet You Think This Play Is About You,” “Widows,” “Bug Swatter,” “Fireworks,” “Property of the Dallas Cowboys,” “Dog Eat Dog,” “Potato Girl,” “Phonecall from Sunkist,” “Valley Forgery,” “The American Way,” “Drowned Out,” or “One Beer Too Many”);
• script/rights available from Lavonne Mueller, 777 North Michigan Avenue #1006, Chicago, Illinois 60611, U.S.A.
• contact agent Julia Miles, at The American Place Theatre, 111 West 46th Street, New York, New York 10036, U.S.A., e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mentor (m or f), age TBA, an experienced actor.
The speaker excitedly admonishes the neophyte performer then dispenses truths: gorge, chew, be. “You could live forever.”
“Lavonne Mueller, an acclaimed playwright who literally wrote the book on creative writing, will visit The University of Virginia's College at Wise during the week of Feb. 16 as a Woodrow Wilson Fellow. On Monday, Feb. 16, Mueller will offer a free creative writing workshop. . . . Mueller will deliver a public presentation at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 18. The lecture, ‘The Major Dramatic Theme of the new Millenium,’ is free and open to the public . . . . Mueller was awarded the Roger Stevens Playwriting Award, which she received at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. In addition to her work as a Woodrow Wilson Fellow, Mueller is a Lila Wallace Reader's Digest Writing Fellow, and has received a Guggenheim Grant, a Rockefeller Grant, three National Endowment for the Arts Grants, a Fulbright scholarship to Argentina, an Asian Culture Council Grant to Calcutta, and a U.S. Friendship Commission Grant to Japan. Her plays have been published by Dramatist Play Service, Samuel French, Applause Books, Performing Arts Journal, Theatre Communication Group, Heinemann Books and Baker's Plays. Her play, Violent Peace, was produced in London and was the ‘Critics Choice’ in Time Out Magazine. Her textbook, Creative Writing, published by Doubleday and The National Textbook Company, is used by students around the world.”—The University of Virginia's College at Wise, http://www.wise.virginia.edu/college_relations/archive/2004/2004-02-16_mueller.html, accessed August 9, 2007.
• Research could include Lavonne Mueller’s several books of stage materials involving four or fewer actors.
• Also, research could include Duo: The Best Scenes for the 90’s: Scenes for Two, edited by John Horvath, Lavonne Mueller and Jack Temchin, Applause Acting Series (New York: New York: Applause Theatre Books, 1994), ISBN 1557830304, LCCN 90-30113, 531 pp.;
• also, research could include Baseball Monologues, edited by Lavonne Mueller, with an introduction by Lee Blessing (Portsmouth, New Hampshire, U.S.A.: Heinemann, 1996), ISBN 0435070215, LCCN 96-14325, 155 pp.;
• also, research could include Lavonne Mueller’s Elvis Monologues (Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann, 1997), ISBN 0435070444, LCCN 97-24665.
acting as a career, advice, generation gap.