Alphabet of Flowers
Nass, Elyse (aka Megan Elyse Nass, American playwright, c.1977-____), “Alphabet of Flowers,”
a __-minute drama in English, set in a park, ____,
© 19__ by Elyse Nass;
• in Elyse Nass’ Alphabet of Flowers (Woodside, New York, U.S.A.: The Author, ____);
• script/rights available from source listed in The Best Women’s Stage Monologues of 1996;
• contact Elyse Nass through agent (in 1981) Selma Luttinger, Brandt & Brandt, 1501 Broadway, New York, NY 10036, U.S.A.;
• contact Elyse Nass (in 1981), 60-10 47th Ave., Woodside, New York 11377, U.S.A.
Kate (f), 60, long-ago lover of Jean; Jean (f), 60, long-ago lover of Kate.
“Long ago, when parents thwarted their unacceptable love affair, two young women pledged to meet 40 years later. Now 60, they come together. Kate . . . is nervous and breathless, Jean , , , stern and formal.”—Louisville Scene | Arts | Performing Arts, http://www.louisvillescene.com, accessed February 6, 2003.
• Based on a concept by Kristi Papailler-Berkley.
• Excerpt in The Best Women’s Stage Monologues of 1996, edited by Jocelyn A. Beard, Annual Best Monologues Series (Lyme, New Hampshire, U.S.A.: Smith & Kraus, Inc., 1997), 113 pp., ISBN 1575250764.
• “Alphabet of Flowers” could form a bill with Elyse Nass’ “The Cat Connection,” 2f, in which women meet accidentally on a park bench while awaiting the arrival of a stray cat they have both been feeding; and David Mauriello’s “Strictly Platonic,” 2m, in which a sensitive philosopher and a virile carpenter play cat and mouse with romance; the unifying aspect is a park bench.
• Bio: “Born in New York City on February 14, 1947. B.A. in Psychology-Women's Studies, summa cum laude, Richmond College, City University of New York, 1973; Worked as a writer in the CETA Ar-tists Project, NYC. Was feature writer for New York Womensweek, also contributed articles to Dramatists Guild Quarterly, Art Workers News. Playwright-in-residence, Quaigh Theatre, 1978-79. Playreader for Lincoln Center, 1967-69; Chelsea Theater Center, 1967; and Quaigh Theater, 1978-79. Fellow, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Sweet Briar, Summer 1977. Member, Professional Playwrights Unit of Puer-to Rican Traveling Theater and P.E.N. Listed with Poets and Writers, International Authors and Writer's Who's Who, Dictionary of International Biography.—Elyse Nass playwright - plays biography information, http://www.doollee.com, July 3, 2006.
brutality, deferred love, lesbianism, parent-daughter relationship, reunion, survival.