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Contemporary Scenes for Twentysomethings
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Jessica Bashline
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Contemporary Scenes for Twentysomethings

Jessica Bashline



Theatre Studies;
Plays & playscripts


216 pages

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The theater of the 21st century, in many ways, is expanding to require new muscles of its actors, and so should their scene choices.

Today, amid flourishing new play resources, it can be difficult to nail down contemporary scenes for two people. These scenes, all culled from plays written between 2000 and 2016, are useful to actors between the ages of 15 and 30. They range from about two to seven minutes' running time appropriate for different classroom explorations and are grouped by scenes for two males, two females, and one male and one female.

Contemporary Scenes for Twentysomethings offers the opportunity for emerging actors to explore work by playwrights, both emerging and established, that is truly contemporary. Jessica Bashline, adjunct professor of acting at New York University, has assembled a comprehensive collection, featuring work written by Samuel D. Hunter, Liz Duffy Adams, Timothy Mason, Nina Raine, and many more.

Every playwright in this book is currently writing. The characters included in this compilation come from a variety of backgrounds with different stories to tell, giving you the chance to explore those who are close to you and those who may come from someplace else. When perusing this book, look for scenes that instantly draw you. There is more than enough material to find something that speaks to you, and your passion for a piece will strengthen your final performance!

By:   Jessica Bashline
Imprint:   Woodslane
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 196mm,  Width: 135mm,  Spine: 18mm
Weight:   358g
ISBN:   9781495065446
ISBN 10:   1495065448
Series:   Applause Acting Series
Pages:   216
Publication Date:   March 2018
Audience:   General/trade ,  Young adult ,  ELT Advanced ,  Preschool (0-5)
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

JESSICA BASHLINE (New York City) is a New York City based director, playwright, and teacher. She is the artistic director and cofounder of Strange Sun Theater, which is dedicated to creating magical new theater that ignites in audiences and artists, the power of possibility. In addition, she is an adjunct professor at NYU, teaching acting in the Steinhardt Vocal Performance program. She was the consulting artistic director of the Sheen Center when it opened in downtown Manhattan, curating a full season for two theaters. Before that, she served as the artistic director of Wingspan Arts, an arts education company in New York City. In addition to her work as a director and playwright, Jessica is an accomplished acting coach, focusing primarily on audition coaching and musical theater work.

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