Page, Elizabeth (American playwright, 19__-____), “Aryan Birth,”
a __-minute bare-stage drama in English, set in ______, probably 1993,
© 1993 by Elizabeth Page;
• in The Best American Short Plays 1992-1993, the Best American Short Plays Series, edited by Howard Stein and Glenn Young (New York: Applause Theatre Book Publishers, 1993), ISBN 1-55783-166-1, ISBN 1-55783-167-X, ISSN 1062-7561, containing “The Tack Room,” 3m; “Show,” 2m; “A Couple with a Cat,” 2m1f; “Bondage,” 1m1f; “Jolly,” 2m1f; “The Cowboy, the Indian, and the Fervent Feminist,” 2m1f; “Dreamers,” 2m; and “The Valentine Fairy,” 1m1f;
• script/rights available from the author’s office—The Tantleff Office, 375 Greenwich Street, Suite 700, New York City, New York 10013.
“Aryan Birth” is the first of The Nazi Plays—“Aryan Birth,” "Stop, Grethel und Hansel," and "Blue Egg," which can constitute a playbill running approximately ninety minutes. Their first reading was part of the Ensemble Studio Theatre’s Octoberfest; later they were developed at the Denver Center Theatre Company’s US West Theatrefest. This show fits, according to Howard Stein, Toby Zinman’s definition of sit-trag, “a fine play about the triumph of sleaze, presenting life as an empty formula without moral or aesthetic possibilities.”
aesthetics, Aryan, formula, morality, Nazi, sleaziness.