Haas, Claudia (aka Claudia I. Haas, American playwright, 1952-____), “Casting Juliet,”
a 20-minute serio-comic in English, set in a makeshift dressing room of theatre in an abandoned sweatshop factory, U.S.A., 6:00 a.m., Monday morning, April, 2005,
© 2005 by Claudia Haas; • in Claudia Haas’s Casting Juliet (White Bear Lake, Minnesota, U.S.A.: The Author, 2005); • script/rights available from Claudia Haas, 2372 Lakeridge Drive, White Bear Lake, Minnesota 55110, U.S.A., telephone (home) 651-653-1800, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, http://theatreink.tripod.com. • Cited by Claudia Haas via e-mail email@example.com, August 30, 2005; Haas says,
Celia (f), 23 (maybe), quintessential southern beauty queen (maybe); Phebe (f), 20, could be homeless, could be a poor college student, could be an actress, could be ?; Rosalind (f), 28, an actress on a mission.
“In the dressing room waiting for their chance to audition are three actresses (maybe). The competition for the starring role in notorious director Gregory Ganymede's new production of Love in Shakespeare begins in the dressing room.
“Things are seldom what they seem in this one act. • Unit set, continuous action. Modern dress. • Set, special requirements, production history, bio on http://theatreink.tripod.com. • ‘Casting Juliet’ was workshopped with student-actors at Lakeshore Players, White Bear Lake, Minnesota, spring, 2004. • Claudia Haas is an artist-in-residence with the Minnesota State Arts Board in the field of playwriting. She has 17 publications to-date and works with five publishers. Awards include two 1st place—Jackie White Memorial Play Writing Contest; 2nd place—Nantucket Short Play Competition; 2nd place—Marilyn Hall Awards, Beverly Hill Children Playwriting Competition; semi-finalist—Bonderman Symposium, 2205. Three scenes and a monologue by her were recently included in Dramatic Publishing's new anthology Classroom Scenes and Monlogues, compiled and edited by Kent R. Brown ( Woodstock, Illinois, U.S.A.: Dramatic Publishing, ____), http://www.dramaticpublishing.com/.
acting as a profession, competition, perception, reality, self-image, Shakespeare (William Shakespeare, English dramatist, poet, 1654-1616), starring role, theatricality.