Zellner, Dan (American playwright, 19__-____), “Pure Life,”
a __-minute comedy-drama in English, set in New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.A.,
© 1995 by Dan Zellner; • in Dan Zellner’s Pure Life (Chicago Illinois, U.S.A.: The Author, 1995); • script/source rights available from Dan Zellner, 2301 West Farwell, Chicago Illinois 60645, U.S.A., or via e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.artswire.org/~studio/chicago. • Cited by Dan Zellner via e-mail email@example.com, July 31, 1995; Zellner adds,
_____ (m), 22, college student of African-American and Jewish heritage.
“A college student of African-American and Jewish heritage in his early twenties spends a summer seeking enlightenment and attempting to live the ascetic life in, of all places, New Orleans.
“A funny and touching story of pure life. Single simple set needed. Previously, a scene from ‘Pure Life’ was performed for local cable television in the program The Monologue Show.” • Artistic/Executive Director of Studio Z, Chicago's only theatre company dedicated to integrating digital technology and live theatre. Dan has written and developed numerous works for the theatre. His plays have been presented in the United States (most notably as a part of the Plays in Progress series at the American Conservatory Theater) and in Australia (South Australian Writers' Theatre). He is a member of the Dramatists Guild, holds an M.F.A. (Acting) from U.C.L.A., and is a graduate of The Second City Training Center. Dan has served as a consultant for Northwestern University's Technology in Learning and Teaching (TiLT) program and is currently working as a Multimedia Services Specialist for the Northwestern University Library. Dan has written a number of articles including "Definitions and Directions of the Theatre" which appeared in the book Theatre in Cyberspace (Peter Lang, 1999). He is currently researching improvisational theatre and its relation to new media.”—Dan Zellner Bio, http://vvaudeville.drama.uga.edu/bios/dan_zellner.htm, accessed August 14, 2003. • Dan Zellner, Digital Media Services Multimedia Services Specialist, . . . manages the Lab and the student staff. He has worked previously in the Preservation Department and as Supervisor of the Catalog Management Section of the Catalog Department. Dan holds an M.F.A. in theatre from the University of California, Los Angeles and continues to work on projects that integrate theatre and digital technology.”—dan zellner - Home staff portfolio Northwestern University Library, http://www.library.northwestern.edu/staff/dzellner/, accessed May 2, 2006.
African-American, asceticism, college, enlightenment, heritage, Jewish, New Orleans, life style, search, studying.