Other Plays by Carol S. Lashof
Lashof, Carol (aka Carol Suzanne Lashof, American playwright, educator, librettist, born Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A., 1956-____), “Clay,”
a 35-minute comedy in English, set in an American high school, the present ,
© 2011 by Carol S. Lashof;
• in Carol S. Lashof’s Clay (Los Angeles, California, U.S.A: YouthPLAYS, 2011);
• script/rights available from YouthPLAYS, 7125 De Longpre Avenue #209, Los Angeles, California 90046, http://www.youthplays.com/;
• contact Carol S. Lashof, e-mail email@example.com, http://www.dramatistsguildweb.com/members/clashof/.
• Cited by Carol S. Lashof via e-mail January 25, 2011.
Aaron (m), 17, a high school junior; Will (m), 16, a high school sophomore; Sophie (f), 16, a high school sophomore; Zeta (f), 17, a high school junior.
Aaron blames homework for ruining his life, but still he plugs away, ever hopeful that today will be the day he gets all his assignments done on time, makes his parents happy, and maybe even finds a girlfriend. Zeta cheats. A little. Loaded up with AP and Honors classes, she reasons that no sensible person would write every English paper from scratch or neglect to bring a cheat sheet to a French exam. The only class she enjoys is art—how could anyone not love the smell of clay? Will, on the other hand, could breeze through school if he chose to. And he always goes to class when there’s a good reason. But usually there’s not, so he’s flunking out. Ordinarily, these three students would never talk to each other, but a group project for French class brings them together. And forces them to confront their stereotypes and their anxieties—and even more troubling, their wishes and dreams.
• Carol S. Lashof is a playwright, librettist, and educator. Her work has been broadcast on the BET network and has been produced by the Magic Theatre of San Francisco, Bay Area Radio Drama, Palo Alto TheatreWorks, Theater Artists of Marin, the Short Plays Ensemble of San Francisco, and Fringe Benefits Theatre Company in Los Angeles, as well as at schools, colleges, and community theatres around the world from Barstow, (California, U.S.A. ) to Beijing (China). Publications include “Medusa's Tale” in Plays in One Act (Ecco Press) and two short plays for elementary school audiences in Cootie Shots: Theatrical Inoculations Against Bigotry (Theatre Communications Group). “Medusa’s Tale” and "Persephone Underground" have been translated into Chinese and anthologized in An Anthology of Contemporary American Short Plays, the first such collection to be published in China (Foreign Language Press). Two monologues from "Gap" are included in One on One: The Best Men’s Monologues for the 21st Century (Applause Books). Scenes from "Gap" and from "Persephone Underground" appear in DUO! Best Scenes for Two for the 21st Century (Applause Books). As a librettist, Lashof collaborates with British composer James McCarthy; their opera “Threat Level” was commissioned by the Scottish National Opera.
After receiving her BA from the University of California/Santa Barbara, and her PhD from Stanford University, Lashof taught in the Department of English and Drama at Saint Mary’s College of California.”
• Page mounted February 21, 2011, by the Webmaster.
homework, cheating, stress, teamwork, truancy.