SECOND DRAFT of One-Act playBackground - Ima means Mom, Abba means dad. Yiddish or Hebrew words will be translated in brackets.SECOND DRAFT of One-Act play by VivaFariy
(Esther walks in the door, drops her backpack quietly on a chair, and starts taking out her homework. Debra is in the kitchen, while Avraham is learning at the Dining Room table.)
Ima? I’m home.
Hello, Esther! I barely heard you walk in. (Notices Ester working.) Homework already? Do you want a snack or something? A cool glass of water?
I want you to eat. You just spent a while in a hot car. We have mango. I bought it fresh this morning.
After I finish this English assignment.
Alright then. How was school?
Good. Did you get Mrs. Marks’ email?
No. What email is this?
A high-school long term plan. She’s the college guidance counselor. Anyone who asks is allowed to set up a meeting with her.
I never asked for an appointment. I didn’t even know the school had a guidance counselor.
FIRST DRAFT of One-Act Play*Title: To Be DecidedFIRST DRAFT of One-Act Play by VivaFariy
Ideas – Going Out the Door, Free Years,
ESTHER: Female, age 15 (10th grade), young and pretty looking in a long sleeved shirt and a skirt that covers her knees. She is a religious Jew who attends a Jewish high school, intelligent, and open-minded.
DEBRA: Female, age 35, casually dressed in a long sleeved t-shirt, a skirt, and her hair is covered. Mother of Esther and Yehoshua.
AVRAHAM: Male, 38, dressed in a dress shirt and pants, carries a briefcase. Father of Esther and Yehoshua.
Afternoon, around five or six o’ clock. In a dining room or a living room.
Esther tries to convince her parents to consider allowing her to attend college. Her parents though want her to go to seminary and then get married. Esther finds out a few reasons why her parents don’t want her to go to college, and her parents learn more about Esther’s personality and desires in life.
SHOW BUSINESS IS BASED ON RELATIONSHIPSA friend in Hollywood once explained to me that “Your success in show business won’t be based on your talents, but will be based on relationships” and that’s a bummer to me because the one thing I suck at is relationships, but that’s a whole other area to blog about…. I’ve been very blessed in this writing career to be able to surround myself with people that are not threatened by doing good work! I’ve been around both types of people, the ones that are threatened are ruthless and will do all they can to make you look bad and work at ruining reps, if they feel threatened by you and your work. It’s a horrible and heart breaking experience. The flipside, surrounding with people that ARE NEVER THREATENED is not only a blessing, but it’s a rarity and takes a lot of looking at monsters to find good people.SHOW BUSINESS IS BASED ON RELATIONSHIPS by TOMCAVANAUGH
The story behind my one act play, TROLLING, started in 1997 in New York C
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