Tough Choices for the New Century
Anderson, Jane (aka Kimberly Jane Anderson, American playwright, screenwriter, Emmy-winning TV writer, director, actress, ____-____), "Tough Choices for the New Century,"
a __- minute comedy in English, set in a hotel seminar room, 1995,
(female plays dual role)
© 1995 by Jane Anderson;
• in Jane Anderson’s Tough Choices for the New Century (New York: The Author, 1995);
• script/rights available from Ms. Kimberly Jane Anderson, 50 East 83rd Street, New York, New York 10028, U.S.A., telephone 212-535-7329, e-mail Kjanyc@aol.com. Cited by Martin Desjardins via e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org July 9, 1995. Desjardins adds,
Bob (m), presenter of seminar; Helen (f), assistant.
"The play is a comic look at seminars and dealing with Natural Disasters, such as earthquakes, floods etc. Bob is offering the seminar, and, on this particular occasion, has convinced Helen to assist him, in the hopes that it will help her cope with her recently acquired fear of earthquakes. The result is a revealing fight between Helen and Bob, culminating in Helen’s early departure from the seminar. Arden arrives shortly thereafter, and begins her discussion on the joys of gun ownership."—Desjardins.
• "The play is structured as if the audience were attendees at the Dooley’s seminar, complete with bad slides and pre-show greetings and programs.""—Desjardins.
• Premiered at the Humana Festival at Actors Theatre of Louisville, spring, 1995. Information available through Michael Dixon, Literary Manager, Actors Theatre of Louisville, 316 W. Main Street, Louisville, KY 40202, (502) 584-1265. • Reserach could include Susan Littwin’s lengthy interview, "The Jane Way," Written By, May, 2001; Written By is the official publication of the WGAw--the premier magazine written by and for TV and film writers,
http://www.wga.org/WrittenBy/0501/anderson.html, accessed March 29, 2003.
• Jane Anderson won an Emmy for Outstanding Writing in a Miniseries or a Special in 1993.
choice, natural disaster, phobia, seminar.