Senek, S.W. (American playwright, September 16, 1973-____), “12 Rounds,”
a 20-minute comedy in English, set in a bar/boxing-ring corners, evening, present (2005),
© 2005 by S.W. Senek; • in S.W. Senek’s 12 Rounds (West Orange, New Jersey, U.S.A.: The Author, 2005); • script/rights available from S.W. Senek, 15 Westminster Terrace, West Orange, New Jersey 07052, U.S.A., e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, Website: http://www.dramatists.us/swsenek, telephone (home/work) 646-729-4745. • Cited by S.W. Senek via ftp February 26, 2006; Senek says,
Tom (m), 25, unconfident; Roger (m), 30, Tom's best friend and coach for a one-night stand; Sarah (f), 29, unconfident; Nancy (f), 29, Sarah's best friend and coach for a long-term relationship.
“Tom is looking for a one-night stand. Sarah is looking for a long-term relationship. Coached by their best friends, Tom and Sarah engage in twelve rounds of meeting the right person. It is filled with punching, cocktails, and saying the wrong thing. Tom and Sarah's best friends run off together—leaving Tom and Sarah alone and exhausted. They decide to relax and take it a moment at a time.
“S.W. Senek's ‘Fool Circle’ was the winner of the 2005 Oglebay Institute Towngate Theatre National Playwriting Competition; ‘9 Months Inside Out’ won the 2004 William Patterson University’s New Jersey Playwright's Contest and received a production; it premiered at Theater Under the Stars. ‘12 Rounds’ was a finalist in the 2005 Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival One Act Play Competition; it was produced in EATFest Spring 2005 in New York City and was nominated for the 2005 New York IT awards for Best Original Short Script. It will be published in the Third Coast Literary Journal (Western Michigan University) in Spring 2006. ‘An Ongoing Examination of the True Meaning of Life’ was a finalist in the 2005 NYC 15-Minute Play Festival and was produced by the Nantucket 2005 Short-Play Festival; it was also presented at the 2005 Last Frontier Theatre Conference in Valdez, Alaska; it has also appeared at BareStage Theatre and the Herring Run ArtsFest. ‘Parent-Teacher Conference’ was featured in the 2005 Eighth Annual Festival of One-Act Plays at Theatre Three in Port Jefferson, New York, U.S.A.. ‘Outcome’ was the winner of the 2003 Circle Choice Award at Playwrights Circle in Palm Springs and finalist in the 2004 15-Minute Play Festival (NYC). His new full-length Life, Death, and Vermont is a finalist at William Patterson University’s 2005 New Jersey Playwright’s Competition and received a staged reading in October 2005; it also had a staged reading at the Attic Ensemble in NJ, April 2005, it will get a full production in April 2006. A monologue from ‘Fool Circle’ will appear in a Smith and Kraus publication, Winter 2006. He has a B.F.A. in theatre from Youngstown State University and is a member of The Theatre Project , Emerging Artists Theatre, and the Dramatists Guild of America, Inc.”—S.W. Senek - Biography, http://dramatists.us/swsenek/, accessed February 27, 2006.
bar scene, boxing, courtship, dating, falling in love, false start, faux pas.