Are You All Right in There?
Other Plays by David-Matthew Barnes
Barnes, David-Matthew (American playwright, director, writer, 1970-____), “Are You All Right in There?”
a 17-minute teenage comedy-drama in English, set in the gaudy, over-decorated bathroom upstairs master bathroom of an American home, almost midnight, Friday, in spring, 1995,
© 2000 by David-Matthew Barnes;
• in David-Matthew Barnes’ Are You All Right in There? (New York: Playscripts, Inc., 2000);
• script/rights available from DNPAC Productions, Attention: Nick A. Moreno, Literary Manager, 2221 West Giddings Street, Chicago, Illinois 60625, U.S.A., telephone 773-784-0344, fax 773-784-4530, e-mail email@example.com;
• or, script/rights available from Playscripts, Inc., 325 West 38th Street, Suite 305, New York, New York 10018, U.S.A., e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, telephone 1-866-NEW-PLAY (1-866-639-7529), fax 1-888-203-4519.;
• contact David-Matthew Barnes at www.davidmatthewbarnes.com.
• Cited by Nick A. Moreno, Theatrical Literary Manager, email@example.com, June 30, 2002, and September 17, 2003; Moreno says,
Gina (f), 17, a small-town-America high school student; Madeline (f), 17, Gina's best friend, a small-town-America high school student with the worst reputation in town; Mickey (m), 17, Gina's unfaithful boyfriend, a small-town-America high school student.
Production photo from Nick A. Moreno.
“A month before graduation, in the middle of a wild party, a frustrated high school student locks herself in the master bathroom. She's finally fed up with all the hypocrisies and surface relationships of adolescence, from her outrageously unfaithful boyfriend to her compulsively promiscuous best friend. Distraught over the surface relationships in her life, she explores her feelings towards her emotionally-crippled mother, her unfaithful boyfriend, her promiscuous best friend, the uncertainty of her own future and her personal beliefs. With biting humor, Gina revisits her past, sizes it up with newfound maturity, and leaves it behind for a brighter future.
• Adult content.
• “Excerpts from this critically acclaimed female teen drama were featured in The Best Women’s Stage Monologues of 1999, edited by Jocelyn Beard (Smith & Kraus Publishers). This play has received numerous productions in high schools, colleges, theatre festivals and competitions in New York, Chicago, Washington, Arizona, Iowa, Colorado, Missouri, and Northern California where it has received three productions due to audience demand. This play has been adapted into a short film, which will be directed by Susan Muirhead during the summer of 2001.”
• "This show is fresh, contemporary and aimed at today's generation!"—The Auburn Extra.
• Could pair with Lewis W. Heniford's " An Odious Damnéd Lie ," a comedy-drama in English, 1m1f.
• David-Matthew Barnes is the author of ten one-act plays and eight full-length plays. His plays and monologues have received over two hundred performances in community theatres, high schools, colleges, theatre festivals, and competitions across the United States and internationally in South Africa, Brazil, Taiwan, Italy, England, and Western Australia. Since its world premiere in 1995, Are You All Right In There? has been produced over forty times and performed in three languages. His stage play Unrequited was recently nominated for the prestigious Samuel French Festival 2003 by producing company Love Creek Productions. That same company selected four of Mr. Barnes' one-act plays, False Hopes, I Ate Lunch Alone Today, Number 76 and Unrequited for Equity showcase productions, with all four plays receiving New York premieres at The John Houseman Studio Theatre and The Creative Place Theatre. Mr. Barnes is also the recipient of the Elly Award for Best Original Script for his AIDS-related teen drama Somebody's Baby. Excerpts from Mr. Barnes' stage plays have been featured in The Best Stage Scenes of 1999, The Best Stage Scenes of 2000, The Best Women's Stage Monologues of 1999, The Best Women's Stage Monologues of 2000, The Best Men's Stage Monologues of 1999, The Best Men's Stage Monologues of 2000, The Best Women's Stage Monologues of 2002, and The Comfusion Review. His short stories, poetry, and creative non-fiction have appeared in over fifty literary journals and anthologies. In 2001, Mr. Barnes received an Honorable Mention in the national Writer's Digest Writing Competition for his personal essay, Just Before the Drop, which explores domestic violence in gay relationships. His bittersweet And I Loved a Soldier is featured in Rite of Passage: Backpacking 'Round Europe, published by Lonely Planet. His tell-all poetry collection, Sins of The Flesh, is published by Word Riot Press."—Nick A. Moreno.
• “David-Matthew Barnes (And the Winner Is... | Are You All Right in There?) is the author of the popular women's novel Ambrosia; an anthology for multicultural actors titled Monologues That Kick Ass; the poetry collections Forgive Me, I'm Young, and Sins of the Flesh; and over forty stage plays including the audience and critic favorites And The Winner Is..., Are You All Right In There?, Bracelets and Boyfriends, Johnny Ramirez Really Wants To Kiss Me, Pensacola, Praying To The Porcelain Gods At Paradise Cove, Sloe Gin Fizz and Threnody. In addition, Barnes is the writer and director of the coming-of-age film Frozen Stars. However, he is becoming primarily known for his innovative horror films. His suspenseful screenplays include: The Beautiful Lie, The Children of Sin, Death Do Us Part, Prey, Scare Me, Kill Me, and Under The Cellar Door. Barnes's short stories, poetry and creative non-fiction have appeared in over seventy magazines, literary journals and anthologies. Barnes's acclaimed stage plays have been performed in twenty-two American states and internationally in Australia, Brazil, Canada, England, New Zealand, South Africa and Taiwan. Excerpts of his stage plays have been featured in over a dozen collections from publishers Smith & Kraus including The Best Stage Scenes of 1999, The Best Stage Scenes of 2000, The Best Men's Stage Monologues of 2000, The Best Women's Stage Monologues of 2002, The Ultimate Audition Book and Audition Arsenal. For his work, Barnes has received awards from Writers Digest Magazine, the Florida State Writing Competition and the Sacramento Area Regional Theatre Alliance. Recently, he was a guest author at the Saints and Sinners Literary Festival in New Orleans. His work is available in print from Playscripts, Inc., Brooklyn Publishers, Word Riot Press, Kerlak Publishing, Smith and Kraus and Diva D Publishing. Barnes graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor's degree in communications and a minor in English from Oglethorpe University. There, he was the founding editor of the University College Newsletter and worked under the mentorship of Annie Hunt Burriss. Barnes is currently studying for a Master of Fine Arts in the low-residency creative writing program at Queens University of Charlotte. He is a member of Alpha Chi and the Dramatists Guild of America. Originally a California native, Barnes now lives in Atlanta with his partner of seven years: award-winning producer Nick Moreno. He is currently working on two new novels: a volatile Southern saga titled Coming Up For Air and a tender exploration of a mother and daughter relationship titled A Woman's Place.”—Playscripts, Inc. - David-Matthew Barnes, http://www.playscripts.com/author.php3?authorid=143, accessed October 26, 2006.
Production photo from Playscripts, Inc. - Are You All Right in There?
http://www.playscripts.com/play.php3?playid=187, accessed October 26, 2006.
• Research could include David-Matthew Barnes - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David-Matthew_Barnes#One-Act_Plays, , accessed October 26, 2006.
college, confession, feminism, hiding, high school, hometown, infidelity, monologue, mother-daughter relationship, party, peer pressure, reputation, superficiality, teen, young adulthood.