Scraping the Surface
Other Plays by Lyle Victor Albert
Albert, Lyle Victor (Canadian playwright, screen writer, 19__-____), "Scraping the Surface,"
a __-minute comedy in English, set in _____, Canada, 2000,
© 2000 by Lyle Victor Albert;
• in Lyle Victor Albert’s Scraping the Surface, Prairie Play Series (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada: NeWest Press, 2000), ISBN 11896300332, ISBN 9781896300337, LCCN 2001326752, 78 pp.
• also, in Lyle Victor Albert’s Cut! / Scraping the Surface / Objects in Mirror Are Stranger Than They Appear: Three Plays (_____: Litdistco, 2001), ISBN 1896300332.
• script/rights formerly available from Playwrights Union of Canada, 54 Wolseley Street, 2nd Floor, Toronto, Ontario M5T 1A5, Canada, telephone 416-703-0201, fax 416-703-0059, e-mail email@example.com, http://www.puc.ca.
• contact Lyle Victor Albert through NeWest Press, 201, 8540 109th Street, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 1E6, Canada, telephone 780-432-9427, fax 780-433-3179, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Cited in Playwrights Union of Canada Catalog of Canadian Plays 1998-1999, 112 pp.
Vic (m), __, _______.
"Shaving is a rite of passage for men, but not every man gets it right. A look at growing up different, and the constant need to save face." — PUC, 17.
• "Playwright who has been writer in residence at Northern Light Theatre and Theatre Network. He began writing for the theatre in 1980 and since has been produced across Canada, in the US, Europe and Australia. He also writes for film and video. He has twice won the Alberta Culture Playwriting Award. Plays include: Waves, premiered at Alberta Theatre Projects, 1989, directed by Cathy Allison; The Big Sell, Theatre Network, 1986, Stephen Heatley; White on White, Theatre Network, 1985, Raymond Storey; The Prairie Church of Buster Galloway, Northern Light Theatre, 1983, Jace van der Veen."—Lyle Victor Albert, http://www.canadiantheatre.com/a/albertl.html, October 12, 2001.
• “'Scraping the Surface' is an autobiographical one-man show, written and performed as a monologue by Canadian playwright/performer Lyle Victor Albert—'Vic.' Vic shares his experiences as a teenager with cerebral palsy. For Vic, the seemingly simple act of shaving becomes a turning point in accepting his cerebral palsy and pushing himself and his physical abilities. The challenge of shaving propels Vic to explore growing pains common to teenagers: parents, high school, and decisions about life after high school. ‘To shave...or not to shave...’ Doesn't seem like a life-altering dilemma. But for Vic,’shaving isn't just a function of good personal grooming...it's an adventure.’ Because Vic is no ordinary guy...Vic is ‘jumpy.’ With great skill and good humor, Scraping the Surface leads us into the world of a young man with cerebral palsy as he wrestles with the age old problem of ‘what to do with the rest of my life.’”—"Scraping the Surface" by Lyle Victor Albert, http://www.kennedy-center.org/multimedia/surface/home.html, accessed July 14, 2007.
• “What is Cerebral Palsy? Cerebral refers to the brain, and palsy to a disorder of movement or posture. CP is a life-long disability, caused by damage to the developing brain before, during, or just after birth which affects muscle control, movement, and speech.”—"Scraping the Surface" by Lyle Victor Albert.
autobiography, cerebral palsy, rite of passage, shaving.