The Next Break
Other Plays by Trisha E. Sugarek
Sugarek, Trisha E. (Irish-French-American playwright, director, actor, artist, 1941-____), “The Next Break,”
a 40-minute comedy-drama in English in four scenes, set in Hollywood, 1990, 2m2f;
© 2003 by Trisha E. Sugarek;
• in Trisha E. Sugarek’s The Next Break (Cibolo, Texas, U.S.A.: The Author, 2003);
• script/rights available from Trisha E. Sugarek, 3812 Greenridge Drive, Cibolo, Texas 78108, U.S.A., e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, , telephone (home) 210-269-6858, fax 830-627-0803.
• Cited by Trisha E. Sugarek via ftp April 24, 2003; Sugarek says,
Louis (m), 25, actor, dark, handsome, brooding; Toby (m), 24, Jennifer's friend, moderately successful actor; Jennifer (f), 20, a successful model, new to acting; Patsy Melfi (f), 55, hardened professional casting director/producer.
“A series of auditions and callbacks portray what three young, brash, talented actors endure to get their big break. Jennifer, new to acting, is really a successful model. Because of her looks, she obtains success and a studio contract without much effort and has difficulty adapting to the overnight whirlwind life in which she finds herself. Toby, her friend, is a moderately successful actor who is trying to do other parts but is smart enough to stick with what gets him jobs for the time being. Louis, dark, handsome and brooding, fights the Hollywood system and almost ruins his life. Patsy Melfi, the epitome of all casting directors/producers, is a hardened professional who for years has been in the business.
• “'The Next Break’ tells her the story of trained, talented actors working for possibly years in menial jobs while pursuing their dreams of a career in film and theatre with unflagging optimism despite daily disappointments and rejection. Louis, Toby, and Jennifer represent all the fine, new actors that Hollywood lures into heartbreak.
• Four scenes in two sets: a stark audition room, an even more stark actor’s apartment. Set: simple pieces; one wall divides the room from a hallway. Costumes: simple street clothing. Production history: this one of the author's newest efforts; it is currently being developed into a full-length play.
• Published playwright, Trisha Sugarek, began her acting career in Los Angeles. She worked in New Orleans as a commercial actor in television and radio. She went on to direct and write. Two of her newest full-length plays, Emma and the Lost Unicorn and The Guyer Girls, have been published by Bakers Plays in 2004. Consult http//www.writeratplay.com for other plays.”
• Page mounted April 23, 2008, updated April 7, 2009, by the site Webmaster.
acting as a profession, heartbreak, Hollywood, machination, youthful aspirations.