Collected Plays: Volume 1 by Michael Louis Serafin-Wells

By Michael Louis Serafin-Wells

Indie publishers The Ginger Press current this choice of six new performs via 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 comprises:

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

“...All this used to be purported to switch within the 60's. it is two decades later. What occurred? the place are these humans? They have been going to make politics - and every thing else - appropriate. Their mammoth notice, have in mind? The mainstream ate 'em up. They grew to become as deaf because the iteration they have been dyin' to switch. simply examine the tune, for something. Nothin' that got here when they took off their giant Koss headphones round 1973 mattered anymore. They stopped listening. they do not pay attention us. They obtained too busy inventing vintage Rock Radio and a countrywide ads procedure for the space. those everyone is 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, pals assemble for an engagement occasion, escaping to the roof yet not able to elude the tough offerings every one of them now face.

REAL actual long past (Produced in manhattan Off-Broadway and at LA’s highway Theatre) Synopsis: males introduced jointly by way of the unexpected and coincidental deaths in their fathers at the similar day 5 years earlier than, meet on its anniversary in an deserted cemetery, eventually confronting the prior, one another and themselves.

THE “I” observe: INTERNS (Produced in ny, Off-Broadway) Synopsis: Idealistic Clinton White apartment interns face-off after one in all their quantity is brushed off for leaking inside of details to the click. ultimately coming to grips with their disillusionment whilst challenged via their more suitable, herself a one-time intern for Senator Robert F. Kennedy, they discover a renewed feel of desire in "the life of paintings" required to additional their shared ideals and the certainty these ideals can and needs to conquer the frailties of anybody person.

DETAIL (Winner of The London New Play pageant) Synopsis: Brother and sister meet in a bar the week prior to Christmas to interchange presents and warily try coming to phrases with the kinfolk from which they are either estranged amidst a unexpected and secretive hindrance.

TWO FROM the road (A choice for most sensible American brief performs 2008 and produced in big apple, Off-Broadway) Synopsis: males a get a bit too own gazing a basketball online game on television.

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