Bell, Neal (American playwright, 19__-____), “A Time-Piece,”
a __-minute drama in English in five scenes, set in _____, 1992,
© 1992 by Neal Bell; • in Tough Acts to Follow: One-Act Plays on the Gay/Lesbian Experience, edited by Noreen C. Barnes and Nicholas Deutsch (San Francisco, California, U.S.A.: Alamo Square Press, 1992), ISBN 0962475165, LCCN 92070651, 159 pp.; • script/rights available from source listed in Barnes and Deutsch anthology. • Cited in Play Index, 1988-1992: An Index to 4,397 Plays, edited by Juliette Yaakov (____-____) and John Greenfieldt (____-____) (New York: The H. W. Wilson Company, 1993), ISSN 0554-3037, LCCN 64-1054, 542 pp.
_____ (m), homosexual; _____ (m), _____; _____ (f), _____.
“Homosexual who suffers from sleeplessness and anxiety remembers ambivalent relationship with father.” — Yaakov and Greenfieldt, p. 30.
“NEAL BELL’s first play, TWO SMALL BODIES, premiered at Playwrights Horizons— which has also produced his plays RAW YOUTH, BREAKING AND ENTERING, COLD SWEAT, and ON THE BUM. Mr. Bell's other plays — including READY FOR THE RIVER, SLEEPING DOGS, OUT THE WINDOW, and adaptations of the novels MCTEAGUE and THERESE RAQUIN — have appeared at such regional theatres as the Mark Taper Forum, South Coast Repertory Theatre, Actors Theatre of Louisville, and the La Jolla Playhouse. Mr. Bell is the recipient of grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, from the Rockefeller Foundation, and the Guggenheim Foundation. Mr.Bell has also received an Obie Award for sustained achievement in playwriting. Mr. Bell has taught at New York University, at the Yale Drama School, and at the 42nd Street Collective in New York. His most recent play, MONSTER, appeared at Classic Stage Company in New York, in January of 2002. This May, Mr. Bell received the Flora Roberts/Dramatists Guild Award for distinguished achievement in playwriting.”—Playwrighting Workshop, http://www.phtschool.org/indplaywright.html, accessed November 3, 2002. • Premiered by The Open Fist Theatre Company 1625 La Brea Avenue, Hollywood, California 90028, U.S.A., telephone 323-882-6912, with Olivia Honegger as director, 1995.
anxiety, father-son relationship, homosexuality, insomnia, memory.