Another Damn Ten-Minute Play-2m1f
Harrell, Adam (American playwright, 1979-____), “Another Damn Ten-Minute Play,”
a 10-minute comedy in English, set in _____, _____,
© ____ by Adam Harrell;
• in Adam Harrell’s The College Plays (Spiritwood, Saskatchewan, Canada: OneSpiritwood, Saskatchewan, Canada: One Act Play Depot, ____), 39 pp., ISBN 1-894910-32-X.
• script/rights available from One Act Play Depot, Box 335, Spiritwood, Saskatchewan S0J 2M0, Canada, telephone (home) 306-883-3130, fax 775-249-8151, http://oneactplays.net;
• contact playwright via e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Truman (m), __, theater-goer; Stanley (m), __, theater-goer; Angela (f), __, theater-goer.
“Three theater-goers show up to see a ten-minute play and discuss all the things they hate about ten-minute plays, all of which proceed to happen.”—The College Plays by Adam Harrell @ One Act Play Depot, http://oneactplays.net/collegeplays.html, accessed June 7, 2008.
• Performed at Notre Dame de Namur University, 1500 Ralston Avenue, Belmont, California 94002, U.S.A., February 8, 2008.
• “Adam Harrel, a theatre major at Boise State University, is taking theatre at BSU to a whole new level. Originally from Louisiana, Harrell is a transfer student from Centralia Jr. College in Washington. Harrell recently finished writing his play, Alone and Hated. This is a special piece for Harrell and BSU because it is a national finalist for the David Marc Cohen award for playwriting. The award is a reading-based honor that the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. presents to the finest play written nationwide. Harrell’s play is also currently in the running for the National Student Playwriting Award and the Mark Twain Award for comedy. This week the cast and crew will take the play to the American College Theatre Festival. If they do well in the regional finals, they will head to Washington D.C. for the national festival. Harrell wrote Alone and Hated as a one-act play for the Theater Majors’ Showcase last spring at Boise State. He has spent the last several months working on it and turning it into a full production. He entered it into the festival in December, which started the excitement for the play. Last Sunday, Harrell and crew put on a benefit performance at the Morrison Center. All proceeds went directly towards arriving at the festival. Alone and Hated is a comedy about a film writer who is riding on the success of his last piece. As the play begins, the audience sees him working on his next big 'Hollywood movie.'” As the writer searches to find the perfect ending to his story, he finds that everything he writes leaves the main character of the script 'alone and hated,' just as he is himself. In his haste to finish the film, he pushes away everyone that is close to him. Now he must resolve his own selfish isolation before he can tackle the script. Alone and Hated is a far cry from Harrell’s first play, Love or Baseball, which he was just happy to see performed at the junior college level. Love or Baseball may be a dark part of Harrell’s history, but Alone and Hated is a shining example of the student’s capabilities. Harrell credits a great department and a talented cast, including Luke Masengil in the lead role, for the success of his play. He doesn’t mention the presence of well-developed characters and an intriguing plot, but rest assured, Alone and Hated has all the elements to do well at the American College Theatre Festival.”—Theatre Students play selected for national finals - A&E, http://media.www.arbiteronline.com, accessed June 7, 2008.
• “Adam Harrell received his Associate in Arts in theatre from Centralia College, WA [Washington, U.S.A.] and is currently seeking employment while attending Boise State University in Boise, ID [Idaho, U.S.A.]. He hopes one day to find a bag of money.”—Adam Harrell - One Act Play Depot, http://oneactplays.net/harrell.html, accessed June 7, 2008.
• Research could include Adam Harrell's one-act "United We Stand," directed by the playwright at Boise State University, Boise, Idaho, U.S.A., 2004-2005 season.
audience, play structure, play within a play.