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Riding a Peacock – African American Family Drama

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RIDING A PEACOCK is a play about life as it affects two young successful African/American families. One family rises from the “Ghetto,” and the other comes out of the Black elite. The play’s focus is upon an aspiring writer named Joyce Withers. Joyce yearns to make a full time living as a writer, but struggles with how to become one. Her first novel, written when she was a young woman, was aptly entitled, “Riding a Peacock,” signifying a journey to freedom on a bird’s back.  For Joyce, writing means freedom and a chance to truly be herself. This play is the journey of how she accomplishes that and how her family grows.  As much as it is powerful with interpretations of life, RIDING A PEACOCK is packed with incredibly lively characters and humor. A contemporary African American drama script.

Author: Viney Loretta Moore

Genre: African American Drama Script

Type: One Act Play

Length:  Fifty minutes, 50 minutes

Number of  actors: Seven, 7,  4F, 3M

Ages of actors: Twenties to Fifties

Level of Difficulty:  6/10 – characters each tell their stories.

Set:  Two sets – one is a nice suburban home outdoors and the other is a corporate office.

Read about Playwright Viney Loretta Moore

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Cost is $6 for this previously produced play

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Copyright October 2013 Viney Loretta Moore and Off The Wall Play Publishers

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Stag – two-hander drama (poignant comedy) script for two actors

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Two Englishmen are out of place, out of time and dangerously low on vodka…

In this two-hander drama script,  two old friends, John and Davvo, stage a reunion after a lapse of 10 years in a hotel room in an East European city. John is on the brink of marriage while Davvo, his best man, has embraced a life of carefree debauchery.  They find the battered charm of the city they remembered has evaporated, replaced by rampant consumer capitalism and belligerent British stag-nighters. At the same time, they’re painfully aware of the death of their own youthful idealism and John’s ambivalence about his impending marriage.

Over the course of an evening, they probe each others’ insecurities, finally agreeing to spend a “lost weekend” together, during which their friendship is tested to crisis point.

The producer and playwright Giles Morris was inspired to write Stag when returning to a small ex-Soviet capital after 10 years and seeing that while the city had been transformed by globalization, the ex-pat community were largely unaltered.

‘Stag’ was produced at the Courtyard Theatre, London, in October 2011.

“A concoction of sharp humour and tension that challenges our ideas of romance and commitment, security and freedom. Both actors give excellent performances in a bold play that will leave you talking and thinking for many nights afterwards.” www.remotegoat.com

Author: Joseph Hawkins

Genre: Two-hander drama script

Type: One act play

Length: Seventy minutes

Number of actors: Two, 2M. Voices offstage.

Ages of actors: Two men in their late thirties to early forties.

Suitable for: PG 14 (Language)

Level of Difficulty:  7/10 – building a climax and tension between the two actors and it’s quite wordy.

Set:  A hotel room in a minor capital city in Eastern Europe. There are twin beds with a coffee table between them, and large, curtained windows to the rear. A television set, a cracked mirror, tumblers and an ashtray. Overall, the décor is extremely dilapidated, in Soviet style, with heavy floral patterns in brown, beige and red and cheap dark wood. Dim electric light.

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Cost is $7 for this digital play script

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Copyright  October 2013 Joseph Hawkins and Off The Wall Play Publishers

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Clear as Clear – a one act cowboy dramatic play

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‘Clear as Clear’ is a one act drama about five cowboys at the turn of the century who get to playing a game of cards to pass the time as there is a blizzard outside. As they play, they recall the past and how things have changed at the turn of the century USA, how the war affected them, and how they  treated the Indians that used to live there.  The plain where they live once teemed with rivers of buffalo and Indians, and now there is only silence.  Each man comes to terms with what he has done in the name of progress in this one act cowboy dramatic play.

Read more about playwright David Greenberg.

Author: David Greenberg

Type: One act cowboy dramatic play

Genre: Drama

Length: Forty five minutes

Number of actors: Five male actors (5M)

Ages of the actors: Middle aged to about sixty

Set: Simple – a room in a cabin with a table, chairs, a door and places to sleep

Level of Difficulty: 7/10 – the script is interesting and the action builds toward the end. Challenge – portraying believable turn of the century hardened cowboy characters.

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Copyright September 2013 David Greenberg and  Off The Wall Play Publishers

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