Other Plays by Charles Deemer
Deemer, Charles (American playwright, novelist, screenwriter, 1939-____), “Testing,”
a 45-minute black comedy in English, translated and freely adapted from Vladimir Koshkov’s original Russian into English, set in a Moscow radio station, on the day of American first strike, 1997,
© 1997 by Charles Deemer;
• in Charles Deemer’s Testing (Portland, Oregon, U.S.A.: The Author, 1997);
• script/rights available from Charles Deemer, 3123 SW Second Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97201, U.S.A., telephone (home/work) 503-227-5030, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Cited by playwright via ftp, July 11, 1997.
• Also, cited in 1/2/3/4 for the Show: A Guide to Small-Cast One-Act Plays, vol 2, (Lanham, Maryland, U.S.A.: The Scarecrow Press, 1995), ISBN 0810836009, 475 pp.; Deemer says,
_____ (m), __, painter; _____ (m), __, painter; DJ (m), __, _____; Natasha (f), __, _____.
“Two workers are painting the interior of a Russian radio station–but it is soon clear they are there for other purposes. As the DJ continues with his show, the workers prepare to take over the radio station and announce an American first strike and takeover of Moscow. But one of the workers is a double-agent, the DJ is a triple agent, and the play ends in stalemate as Natasha describes the horror of nuclear confrontation from the citizen’s point of view.”
• Charles Deemer offers a helpful Screenwriters & Playwrights Home Page, http:// www.teleport.com/-cdeemer/scrwriter.htmi. He is author of Screenwright: The Craft of Screen Writing, an electronic book and self-guided course; see http://www.teleport:com/~cdeemer/ book/index.html. He also is author of Secrets of the Webmasters (Bellevue, Washington, U.S.A.: Resolution Business Press, 1997), ISBN 0945264208.
• Not to be confused with Mrs. Antoinette Prudence (Van Hoesen) Wakeman's (1856-____) The Testing: A Play in Four Acts (Homer? [sic]: New York, 1909) ("Homer?" is directly from the Library of Congress online citation), LCCN 09-16097.
espionage, first strike, imposter, nuclear warfare, reality.