Collected Plays: Volume 1 by Michael Louis Serafin-Wells

By Michael Louis Serafin-Wells

Indie publishers The Ginger Press current this number of six new performs by way of Michael Louis Serafin-Wells- a winner of The London New Play pageant, New Voices West Honoree for rising American Playwrights and either a Verity Bargate and Heideman Awards finalist. This assortment contains:

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA (London model, best - collaboration Finborough Theatre /Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts) Synopsis: at the eve of the 1988 Presidential election, a bunch of activists, loafers, scholars and ex-punkrockers needs to ask: what are one's morals well worth whilst idealism turns into inconvenient? And the place does one cross whilst it is time to go away your formative years in the back of? Their resolution, with humor and humanity, makes a passionate case for the melancholy humans consider in coping in a society they view as unwell with greed and hypocrisy. Excerpt:

“...All this was once imagined to switch within the 60's. it really is 20 years later. What occurred? the place are these humans? They have been going to make politics - and every thing else - proper. Their mammoth observe, take note? The mainstream ate 'em up. They grew to become as deaf because the new release they have been dyin' to interchange. simply examine the song, for something. Nothin' that got here when they took off their large Koss headphones round 1973 mattered anymore. They stopped listening. they do not listen us. They received too busy inventing vintage Rock Radio and a countrywide advertisements procedure for the distance. those individuals are no longer our friends!"

SEVEN PAGES UNSIGNED (A New Voices West honoree - most sensible performs from rising American writers; The Magic Theatre, San Francisco; Finborough Theatre, London ) Synopsis: December 21, night of the iciness Solstice. "The Darkest evening of the Year". nonetheless reeling from the suicide of 1 in their quantity, neighbors assemble for an engagement celebration, escaping to the roof yet not able to elude the tough offerings every one of them now face.

REAL actual long gone (Produced in big apple Off-Broadway and at LA’s highway Theatre) Synopsis: males introduced jointly by means of the surprising and coincidental deaths in their fathers at the comparable day 5 years sooner than, meet on its anniversary in an deserted cemetery, finally confronting the previous, one another and themselves.

THE “I” notice: INTERNS (Produced in manhattan, Off-Broadway) Synopsis: Idealistic Clinton White condo interns face-off after one in every of their quantity is brushed off for leaking inside of information to the click. ultimately coming to grips with their disillusionment whilst challenged by way of their more advantageous, herself a one-time intern for Senator Robert F. Kennedy, they discover a renewed experience of desire in "the life of paintings" required to extra their shared ideals and the certainty these ideals can and needs to triumph over the frailties of anybody person.

DETAIL (Winner of The London New Play pageant) Synopsis: Brother and sister meet in a bar the week earlier than Christmas to interchange presents and warily try coming to phrases with the kinfolk from which they're either estranged amidst a surprising and secretive obstacle.

TWO FROM the road (A choice for top American brief performs 2008 and produced in manhattan, Off-Broadway) Synopsis: males a get a bit too own staring at a basketball video game on television.

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