Other Plays by Stephen J. Goldberg
Goldberg, Stephen J. (American playwright, jazz trumpet player, musical director, poet, 19__-____), “Screwed,”
a 90-minute drama in English, set in a dilapidated room, New York City, 1997,
© 1997 by Stephen J. Goldberg;
• in Stephen J. Goldberg’s Screwed (Vermont, U.S.A.: The Author, 1997);
• script available from One Take Productions, P.O. Box 3283, Burlington, Vermont 05401, U.S.A., e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Leo (m), __, ex-con, psychotic and under house arrest; Artie (m), __, ex-con, a street scavenger; _____ (f), __, from an escort service; _____ (f), __, from an escort service.
“Two ex-cons share a dilapidated New York room. Leo, psychotic and under house arrest and Artie, a street scavenger, are at the end of their rope. Artie decides to spend his life savings on some women from an escort service, in a last hope to save Leo from his demons. Leo refuses to let the women leave.”—Stephen Goldberg, http://www.stephengoldberg.net/, accessed August 4, 2007.
“Born in Queens NY [U.S.A.], Goldberg began his creative life as a jazz trumpet player. His first stage pieces were influenced by the 60’s ‘happenings.’ His early, somewhat abstract stage pieces were called Assemblages and performed around NYC. During the time he was musical director of the Nimbus Dance Theater Company in NYC. He came to Vermont with Nimbus Dance Theater Company to do residencies at Johnson State College. It was a life-changing experience. At this time, he also became friends with playwright John Ford Noonan, who encouraged his writing. His first play Sand Trap 1983 was written in St. Croix and later performed in Burlington. Through his production company, One Take Productions, Goldberg has staged more than 20 plays in Burlington, Montpelier, and New York City. Goldberg has written two novels, several books of poetry and a collection of monologues, all as yet unpublished. Goldberg continues to perform as a jazz musician/composer with his own groups, including the experimental No Walls.”—Stephen Goldberg, http://www.stephengoldberg.net/, accessed August 4, 2007.
escort service, murder, scavenging.