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  • Take Ten: New 10-Minute Plays
  • Edited by Eric Lane and Nina Shengold
  • Format: Trade Paperback | ISBN: 9780679772828
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A ten-minute play is a streak of theatrical lightning. It doesn't last long, but its power can stand your hair on end. This splendid anthology contains enough wattage to light up a small city. For in its pages, thirty-two of our finest playwrights hone their skills on a form that has been called the haiku of the American stage. The plays that Nina Shengold and Eric Lane have collected in this volume range from monologues to an eight-character farce. Eminently producible, ideally suited for the classroom and audition, Take Ten is a marvelous resource for teachers and students of drama, as well as a stimulating read for lovers of the theatre. Contributors include: John Augustine, Cathy Celesia, Laura Cunningham, Joe Pintauro, Mary Sue Price, Megan Terry, Jose Rivera, Romulus Linney, David Mamet, Jane Martin, David Ives, and many others.
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About Eric Lane

Eric Lane - Take Ten: New 10-Minute Plays

Eric Lane and Nina Shengold have edited 12 contemporary play anthologies for Viking Penguin and Vintage Books, earning them a Lambda Literary Award nomination. Eric's plays have been performed in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Israel and China, and include Ride, Floating, Heart of the City, Times of War and Dancing on Checkers’ Grave. Eric wrote and produced the short films First Breath and Cater-Waiter, which he also directed. For TV’s Ryan’s Hope, he received a Writer’s Guild Award. Honors include the La MaMa Playwright Award, the Berrilla Kerr Award, plus fellowships at Yaddo and St. James Cavalier in Malta. Eric is an honors graduate of Brown University. He is artistic director of Orange Thoughts Productions, a not-for-profit theater and film company in New York City. 

Nina Shengold's plays include Finger Foods, War at Home, Homesteaders, and Romeo/Juliet, and have been produced around the world. Her one-act No Shoulder was filmed by director Suzi Yoonessi, with Melissa Leo and Samantha Sloyan. Nina won a Writers Guild Award for her teleplay Labor of Love, starring Marcia Gay Harden; other teleplays include Blind Spot, with Joanne Woodward and Laura Linney, and Unwed Father. Her books include the novel Clearcut; River of Words: Portraits of Hudson Valley Writers (with photographer Jennifer May), and a growing posse of pseudonymous books for young readers. A graduate of Wesleyan, she is currently teaching creative writing at Manhattanville College. Nina lives in New York's Hudson Valley, where she has been books editor of Chronogram magazine since 2004.

 

About Nina Shengold

Nina Shengold - Take Ten: New 10-Minute Plays
Nina Shengold is an award-winning playwright and artistic director of the theatre company Actors & Writers.

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