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About Meron Langsner
His plays have been performed around the country and overseas, and developed at venues that include the Lark Play Development Center in NYC, the Last Frontier Theatre Conference (where he had the honor of returning as a featured artist), and the Playwrights Commons Freedom Arts Retreat. He is an alumnus of both the Project Y Playwrights Group and Athena Writes 2017, both in NYC.
Meron's work as a theatre and performance scholar has been published by multiple imprints and he has presented his research at numerous conferences in the USA and Canada.
He is also a professional fight choreographer and stage director, and has composed violence for over 175 productions and films in New England and New York City.
He holds an MA in Performance Studies from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, an MFA in Playwriting from Brandeis University, and a PhD in Drama/Theatre History from Tufts University. He did his undergraduate work at Carnegie Mellon and SUNY Buffalo. Additionally, he holds a Certificate in Financial Management from Cornell University.
Meron believes himself to have been the first person who has literally defended their dissertation with a katana.
Visit his website at http://www.meronlangsner.com/
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Can you really write a play that lasts a minute?
The one minute play offers a unique challenge to actors, directors and writers: how do you create a whole world, where actors have room to perform and where audiences have a true experience all in 60 seconds?
One Minute Plays: A Practical Guide to Tiny Theatre demystifies the super-short-form play, demonstrating that this rich, accessible format offers great energy and variety not only to audiences but to everyone involved in its creation and performance. This handbook includes:
- An anthology of 200 one-minute plays selected from the annual Gone in 60 Seconds festival.
- A toolbox of exercises, methodologies and techniques for educators, practitioners and workshop leaders at all levels.
- Tips and advice on the demands of storytelling, inclusivity and creative challenges.
- Detailed practical information about creating your own minute festival, including play selection, running order, staging and marketing.
Drawing on a wealth of experience, Steve Ansell and Rose Burnett Bonczek present an invaluable guide for anyone intrigued by the art of creating, producing and performing a one minute play.
Included in this collection:
MONOLOGUES FOR WOMEN
Priorities by Roy Battocchio
In the Group Room by Savannah Sincoff
Those Last Five Pounds from “The 7th Disorder” by Rhea MacCallum
Perfect by Mark Lambeck
My Twelfth Birthday by Rhea MacCallum
Lupe from “Glass Cord” by Evelyn Diaz Cruz
Elephant by Patrick Cleary
Olive by Martha Patterson
Pulse by Stacey Lane
No Big Deal by William Arnold
Communion of Saints by Kathleen Cromie
Lexy’s Warnings by Ellen Chamberlin
Fifteen Gods from “Paper Jam: An Interoffice Romance: Body Count 9” by Michael Weems
Unrealistic Barbie by David H. Cohen
Why Me? by Roy Battocchio
Kim’s White House from “A Common Martyr” by Michael Weems
sick girl by John Michael Sefel
Angela by Robert Hensley
Introductory Remarks by Robin Pond
Stupid by Kevin Six
Nothing Wrong by Rhea MacCallum
Nineveh by Jennie S. Redling
Nobody Is Who He Seems in Hollywood by Diane Grant
Molly Remembers New York by Martha Patterson
Given Up by Rhea MacCallum
Yes, Virginia… by David H. Cohen
Cuca from “Glass Cord” by Evelyn Diaz Cruz
Bridie Marches Down the Aisle by Margie Langston
To Become a Mermaid from “Evolving” by Marcina Zaccaria
When I Think of Her by Rhea MacCallum
The Spirit by Anne Flanagan
Eleanor Triumphant by Felix Racelis
Doing the Math by Arthur M. Jolly
Paradise Found by Katherine H. Burkman
A Walk in the Park by Martha Patterson
Little Tuffy from “Elephants” by Paul Bovino
Maisie Cooks by Martha Patterson
Comfort and Joy from “Silent Night” by Jeffrey Neuman
Photos of Meg by Christopher Lockheardt
Her Dream of Me from “Getting Back to Me” by Rhea MacCallum
Mother Mary Agnes from "Candledancing, the Voice of Julian of Norwich" by Coni Ciongoli-Koepfinger
MONOLOGUES FOR MEN
Work It from “The 7th Disorder” by Rhea MacCallum
Chill Cool Mathis by Victor Bravo
Pictures on the Internet by Daniel Guyton
Neon Signs by Thomas M. Kelly
Momma Cried for Christmas by William Arnold
Waitin’ by Robin Pond
Above Average from “Gap” by Carol S. Lashof
The Hundred Dollar Hug by Stacey Lane
Paul’s Painted Ladies by David H. Cohen
Uncle Rooster’s Fall by Tami Canaday
The Shooter by Richard Reynolds
Echoes of Ireland by Brian C. Petti
Kicking and Screaming from "Paper Jam: An Interoffice Romance: Body Count 9" by Michael Weems
Not Ready from “For Art’s Sake” by Meron Langsner
Josh by Robert Hensley
Shirley from “Assisted Living” by Jeffrey Neuman
Sidney’s Flight from “A Common Martyr” by Michael Weems
Red Shoes by Jennie S. Redling
Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree by David H. Cohen
The Last Firefly by Trace Crawford
Mark from “Lily (or The Silver-Tongued Devil)” by Martha Patterson
You Have to Be Taught by David H. Cohen
Last Words by Leslie Bramm
The Body Politic from “Artemisia” by Marcina Zaccaria
MONOLOGUES FOR ANYONE
Why Bother? by Steven Bergman
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Big Head by Denise Uyehara is an interrogation of current perceptions of "the enemy now" as seen through the lens of Japanese American internment during World War II.
Urban Theatre Projects' The Fence is a tale of love, belonging and healing. It is a tender work that looks at the adult lives of five family and friends who spent their childhoods in orphanages, institutions and foster homes in Australia.
Come Out Eli: Christmas 2002 in Hackney, London, saw the longest siege in British history. Using interviews collected at the time and further material gathered in the aftermath, Alecky Blythe's play explores the impact of the siege on the lives of individuals and the community.
The Travels: members of Forced Entertainment undertook a series of journeys during one summer, each travelling alone to locations in the UK to complete tasks determined only partially in advance. This began a mapping process and the creation of a landscape of ideas, narratives and bad dreams.
On the Record by Christine Bacon and Noah Birksted-Breen circumnavigates the globe to bring true stories from six independent journalists, all linked by their determination to shed light on the truth.
Created by Paula Cizmar, Catherine Filloux, Gail Kriegel, Carol K. Mack, Ruth Margraff, Anna Deavere Smith and Susan Yankowitz, Seven is based on personal interviews with seven women who have triumphed over huge obstacles to catalyse major changes in human rights in their home countries of Russia, Pakistan, Nigeria, Northern Ireland, Afghanistan, Guatemala and Cambodia.
Pajarito Nuevo la Lleva: The Sounds of the Coup by María José Contreras Lorenzini focuses upon sense memories of witnesses who were children at the time of the 1974 military coup in Chile.