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The Easy Lovin’ Blues – Award winning drama script

award winning drama script

THE EASY LOVIN’ BLUES – AWARD WINNING DRAMA SCRIPT

There’s a rhythm in lying. Lying to oneself, to others, both lean on a tempo that’s insistent and ever-present. We come to know that rhythm by the most convenient means; by way of our hearts. Like Naurean who inherited a complex from her mother, one that forces her to question her place in the world as she grows older. Or Trumpy, whose addiction to drugs and to Lady Blue is one in the same thing. Or Amanda whose ignorance, and coincidentally,
awareness of the world leaves her confused and disappointed by it. There’s a rhythm to it all, and in The Easy Lovin’ Blues, a drama, we find it’s a beat that is the same for Naurean, Amanda and Trumpy; the same song, over and over in this award winning  drama script.

Set in 1962, the play examines two triangular relationships, one between an illusive 41-year-old woman and her young, manipulative, would-be lover, the second between an aging musician (and drug addict) and his lover, a dominant and disturbed blues singer. The two couples are conjoined by a young woman (the older woman’s daughter), a dreamer who serves as the point both triangles have in common.

Each character is in pursuit — actively or in his/her fantasies — of some dream, and it is the collision of those pursuits that, metaphorically and cinematically, explores the hope, and the loss of hope, that combine in the dreams of urban society of the mid-twentieth century and of the present day.

The Easy-Lovin’ Blues is a 70-75-minute play (performed without intermission) with a cast of 3w and 2m. The play is highly visual and uses music extensively, including one, original, song. One actor must play the trumpet (or saxophone); one actress must sing. The set is a flexible interior/exterior.

Honors
Winner, Georgia Theatre Conference Competition (2015)
Winner, 2010 Bottle Tree Prods. (Kingston, ON) Competition
Winner, Kernodle Competition (Univ. of Arkansas) (2009)
Winner, Ronald Williams Playwriting Competition (2004)
Semi-finalist, Hidden River Arts Competition (2007)
Selected for The Play‑Pen Series, The Asylum Theatre, Las Vegas (1997)
Finalist, Tennessee Williams Competition (1998)

Production/development history
PRODUCTIONS: Hypothetical Theatre Co., NYC (1998 – workshop)
Raven Theatre, Chicago (1997 – workshop
McGill University, Montreal, Canada (2017)
Halifax Fringe festival, The OLD Company Theatre, Canada (2018)

READINGS: Victory Gardens Theatre, Chicago (1997)
The Asylum Theatre (1997)

Read about playwright Evan Guilford-Blake. Poignant comedies by Evan – Some unfinished Chaos

Author: Evan Guilford-Blake

Type: One act play – full length

Genre: Drama, period piece, award winning drama script

Cast: 2M 3F

Ages of the actors: Adult – some middle aged, some young (one should be a child of one of the middle aged actors)

Suitable for: Adults (subject matter)

Length: 75 minutes

Set: Three playing areas. The suggested layout is, upstage, a set of raised platforms which serve as TRUMPY and LADYBLUE’s dwelling; center, NAUREAN and AMANDA’s apartment; and down left or right, a set of steps which serves as the stoop to the apartment building.

Level of difficulty: 8/10 – challenging drama with a fantastic script from a well known playwright. Trumpy should be able to play the trumpet/sax. One of the females should also be a singer.

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Cost is $10.00 for this award winning script

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Copyright © January 2017 Guilford-Blake Corporation and Off The Wall Play Publishers

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Goddle – Sci-fi comedy script

sci-fi comedy script

GODDLE – SCI-FI COMEDY SCRIPT

In the not too distant future two earthlings crash land on a planet remarkably similar to Earth. They learn from two natives that the planet, Goddle, is inhabited by a race similar to humans but more developed due to the existence of a substance called Goddlemite. Goddlemite allows the inhabitants of Goddle to communicate telepathically by channelling their thoughts. The unwelcome intrusion by the Goddlians into the minds of the Earthlings leads to much confusion and romantic innuendo, eventually leading to animosity between the Earthlings and Goddlians.

However, the Earthlings learn that Goddlemite can also be used as a power source for their crashed space ship and they hatch a plan to steal Goddlemite so they can return to Earth. Without the power of Goddlemite to read each other’s mind the Goddlians struggle with the need to speak to each other but eventually manage to make their feelings known. When the Goddlians confront the Earthlings about the theft of the Goddlemite, they come to realise that they don’t need the power to read each others’ minds. The Earthlings are able to depart with the power source they need and the Goddlians must learn to cope with the new communication method that involves talking.

Read about playwright Revelly Robinson. Other plays by Revelly Robinson.

Author: Revelly Robinson

Genre: Sci-fi comedy script

Type: One act play

Length: Forty Minutes, 40 min

Number of actors: Four, 4, 2M 2F

Ages of the actors:  20s-40s

Suitable for: All ages

Set:  The crash site of a spaceship. The door of the spaceship should open and it should be jungle where it crashed. A second scene takes place in which there is a raised black podium.

Level of Difficulty:  7/10 – interactions between characters

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Cost is $5 for this digital play script

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Copyright April 2014 Revelly Robinson and Off The Wall Plays Publishers

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The Pen – South African play scripts

south african play scripts

THE PEN – SOUTH AFRICAN PLAY SCRIPTS

The Pen takes audiences on a trip into the mind of young playwright, Sipho, in the throes of writing a new play. Beset by writers block, the playwright is drawn into a relationship with Thandi, his Muse. Lured into a seductive journey, the boundaries between fantasy and reality become blurred as he begins to live in an increasingly illusionary world dominated by his sexy, assertive writing Goddess.

His girlfriend Pinky, innocently drawn into his tender reverie, suffers as she begins to understand the depths of his passion for Thandi, Pinky’s attempts to resuscitate their romance are frustrated by the fact that, unbeknownst to her, her rival in love is an ethereal siren, the perfect woman, the stuff of every man’s dream. Or is she?

“The Pen” was nominated as the best new play for the Naledi Awards in South Africa in 2010. Read more about playwright Monde Mayephu.

Author: Monde Mayephu

Genre: Drama, love story

Type: One Act Play

Length: One hour, 1 hr

Number of actors: Three,  3,  1M, 2F

Suitable for
: PG 13 – descriptions of sex.

Ages of the actors:  Young, 20-30’s

Set: The action takes place in a room full of books. Upstage centre there is a door leading to the bedroom and one door downstage left to enter the room.

Level of Difficulty:  7/10 – creating the difference between fantasy and reality.

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Cost is $7.50 for this previously staged digital play and award nominee

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Copyright November 2013 Monde Mayephu and Off The Wall Play Publishers

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