Rash Acts: 35 Snapshots for the Stage
A new, expanded edition of unique comedies, nightmares, and quirky dramatic portraits drawn from 45 years of touring by two of America’s landmark theatre ensembles. These 7-to-15-minute pieces have also been produced by numerous colleges, high schools, and theatres throughout the USA.
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This work has a cabaret spontaneity and ferocity combining laughter, insight and shock that should penetrate the protective shield of any audience. Rash Acts’ innovative style and use of language carve out new territory for the American short play.
~ Jon Jory, Humana Festival, Actors Theatre of Louisville
In this beautifully produced volume are years of incisive writing that demonstrates integrity, sharp observation, compassion, and innovative enterprise — tested and honed over time. ~ Megan Terry, Obie Award-winning playwright
For those who have been rocked by the tough lyricism of Bishop and Fuller, and for everyone who delights in the theatre of the mind, these short “takes” will absorb, challenge and move the reader to fury, pathos and laughter. Here is all of the playwrights’ wit and power in a portable package. ~ Daniel Mark Epstein, Prix de Rome poet
I was very pleased with the writings in your book. I am a Drama Teacher, and I have since given scenes from your book to my students. There are two that we will be using for competition at the Thespian Championships this year. It is a source that I will use often. ~ George Dearani, Paterson Arts High School, NJ
Loved them! Plan to produce in the near future for student showcases or contests! ~ Michael Marks, Theatre Director, Hattiesburg High School, MS