Other Plays by David Cohen
Cohen, David (aka David Mark Cohen, American playwright, writer, arts administrator, 1972-1997), “Post-,”
a 15-minute post-modern drama in English, set in suburbia, breakfast, 1997,
© 1997 by David Cohen;
• in David Cohen’s Post- (New York: The Author, 1997);
• script/rights available from David S. Cohen, 101 St. Mark’s Place #12A, New York City, New York 10009, telephone (home) 212-677-2110. • Cited by playwright via ftp July 3, 1997; Cohen says,
Son (m), __, _______; Mother (f), __, _______; Father (m), __, _______.
The son lies asleep under the kitchen table, as Mother and Father enter. Father sits and immediately starts reading the paper while Mother prepares breakfast. They comment (absurdly) about things such as the color of the sky and the move out to the country. Meanwhile, the son wakes to find that he can only speak in tongues. He tries to get their attention but is unable to get a response. The father talks about how wonderful the country will be for the Son and Mother half-heartedly agrees. Their memories of the city and of their life before have become distorted. Father has trouble remembering what the Son looks like; Mother cannot remember simple things about their life before moving. This whole time, the Son is trying to find a way from under the table. He only succeeds when he starts naming schools and school-related objects and places.
• Numerous individuals share the name David Cohen, allowing confusion about identity.
• Research could include celebratory remembrances of David Mark Cohen’s life compiled by Adrienne Martini at http://www.austinchronicle.com/issues/vol17/issue20/arts.cohen.html, accessed November 27, 2006.
• Also, research could include Austin Script Works, P.O. Box 9787, Austin, Texas 78766-9787, U.S.A., telephone 512-454-9727, information at http://www.scriptworks.org, accessed November 27, 2006.
• Photograph from http://www.austinchronicle.com, accessed November 27, 2006.
• Page mounted online July 3, 1997, updated July 4, 1997, October 4, 2008, by the site Webmaster.
breakfast, escape to the country, family, glossolalia, isolation, reality.