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New Voices Playwrights Theatre Annual Anthology of Short Plays 2015

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Drama

Author : Sydney Lyttle
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In this sizzling urban tale you are introduced to Chassidy Fondain a gorgeous young woman who hasn't been so lucky in love. Since her past relationships have thrown all sorts of curve balls at her, she is certain that the well of good men has run dry. Enter EL, a legitimate business man with a long line of impressive accomplishments; who happens to be dashingly good looking with street smart savvy, giving him the potential to sweep Chassidy off her feet. As time passes Chassidy slowly lets her guard down and decides to trust in her new found relationship with EL. That is, until an incredible twist of fate lands her in the path of Shane, a no-nonsense, well respected, drug lord with an insatiable desire for her. Chassidy and Shane's instant animalistic attraction quickly develops into a love affair stronger than either of them could have ever imagined as they embark on an unforgettable path of lust, lies, betrayal and deceit. When EL is faced with the reality of losing Chassidy forever he begins plotting his revenge enlisting the help of an unsuspecting ally who has the potential to bring Chassidy to her knees. As the two form a deadly alliance, Chassidy soon comes face to face with the one person who will stop at nothing to destroy her. "Steamy, hot, and very sexy." -- Cassandra Miller' Gamble, Author of Breakin' Down the Walls "Poetically written, electrifying with rhythmic words and down to earth characters that you can relate to. An astonishing book!" -- BSA Queen Goddess, Author of The Dark Sides of a Woman "This is a riveting, explosive street-wise tale that explores the raw nature of fighting for true love while facing the consequences of infidelity. This is definitely one to have on every bookshelf." -- Maritza P. Brown, Author of Full Circle, A Novel and What's a Woman to Do?

The Longman Anthology of American Drama

Author : Lee A. Jacobus
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Is It Just Me Or Is Everything Shit

Author : Steve Lowe
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If you hate: loft living; bar-clubs; Tony Blair; chick lit; global warming sceptics; Keane; loyalty cards; IKEA; Kabbalah; bling and Richard Curtis... ... then you need IS IT JUST ME OR IS EVERYTHING SHIT? - an encylopedic attack on modern culture and the standard reference work for everyone who believes everything is shit. Which it is. This book is for the large percentage of the population interested in saying NO to the phoney ideas, cretinous people, useless products and doublespeak that increasingly dominate our lives. This book is designed for everyone who thinks they may have mislaid their soul in a Coffee Republic. Never before has there been a book so completely full of shit. This very funny, well-informed, belligerent rant of a book adds up to an excoriating broadside against consumer capitalism that the authors hope will sell loads of copies.

The Bull The Shit The Job

Author : S. VINI
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Besties from college, Akki and Vira begin their corporate journey together but the adaptation to office life is not easy. Honesty hardly ever seems the best policy and colleagues turn ‘friends’ or ‘foes’ according to convenience, discovers Vira who does not hesitate in speaking up her mind. Akki, however adapts better, realizing that life in a corporate is a completely different ball game; coasting along and learning to cope up with the whims of his bosses, the pressures of unrealistic targets and the guillotine of appraisals. Vira is Akki’s lifeline and Akki is the wisp of fresh air that Vira so longs for in her life every day. The day Akki asks her to shut up and stay quiet, her faith in him is a bit rattled. Has Akki given in to the pressures of life? Is Vira going to go with the flow and “fit in” to whatever comes her way? Will love sustain the challenges that life throws at them?

Sgt York His Life Legend and Legacy

Author : John Perry
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War hero, Medal of Honor recipient, and one of the world's first international media celebrities, Sgt. Alvin York was the most famous soldier of his generation. His welcome home ticker-tape parade in New York was the biggest in history at the time. Advertisers clamored for his endorsement, corporations invited him to join their boards of directors, and movie producers vied to put his story on the silver screen. Yet this shy country boy from the hills of Tennessee couldn't imagine cashing in on fame coming from killing fellow human beings in the service of his country. “Uncle Sam's uniform ain't for sale,” he told them. Sgt. York: His Life, Legend & Legacy remains the only complete biography of this great American patriot based on original sources. Author John Perry scoured military records including official accounts of York's famous battle from surviving eyewitnesses, as well as Warner Bros. archives in Hollywood for details about the film. He also interviewed a host of people who knew York including neighbors who welcomed him home from the war, attended his wedding, hunted and camped with him in the Wolf River Valley. York's four surviving children were eager participants in the project, with son George Edward Buxton York commenting upon reading the completed draft, tears streaming down his face, “Now people will know what my daddy was really like!” This new edition includes a message from York's youngest son, 90-year-old Andrew Jackson York.

Lawd Mo Drama

Author : Tina Brooks McKinney
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Tina Brooks McKinney is back with the hotly anticipated sequel to All That Drama--with Leah and Sammie returning with ten times more problems and issues than before. Leah and Sammie are two friends just trying to make it. They try their best to avoid drama, but somehow it alwys returns--and each other. Leah thought she had found, and married, "The Good Man." Now, after a few years of marriage and three small children, her "good man" has eyes that are constantly roaming. Her bad turns to worse when she finds out that one of her children is autistic, and her house is soon to be foreclosed upon. In her lowest moment, she calls someone she knows will understand her plight--Sammie. Sammie hasn't changed much since Marie passed away--she's still looking for love in all the wrong places. Knee-deep in drama, Leah and Sammie finally realize that they can only count on themselves--and each other. Brimming with juicy drama, betrayal, and family secrets, Lawd, Mo' Drama is funny and moving, heartbreaking and hopeful. Ultimately it offers a moving look at women's issues and the sisterhood that can also sustain us through life's toughest times.

Because Shit Happened

Author : Harsh Snehanshu
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On a fateful winter day, Amol Sabharwal, co-founder of one of the most ambitious start-up ventures in the country, yourquote.in, decides to quit. What makes Amol quit his own business venture just when it is on the brink of raising its first round of funding? Harsh Snehanshu, bestselling author of Oops! I Fell in Love! gives us an insider’s peek into the big, bad entrepreneurial world of fame, betrayal, lust for power, greed, and unethical business practices. Based on the real-life story of the start-up that the author co-founded in 2010, Because Shit Happened will tell you what NOT to do in a start-up.

Monologues from The Last Frontier Theatre Conference

Author : Dawson Moore
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The book contains 64 monologues designed specifically for use in the audition process. These monologues were derived from the Last Frontier Theatre Conference, one of the longest running theater conferences of its kind, held every year in Valdez, Alaska from 2009 to 2012. The monologues are honed for freshness, length, and effect and are designed for actors who are taking an audition/monologue workshop. Also included are some tips on creating monologues by Last Frontier Director Dawson Moore and for acting with the monologues by actor and mentor, Laura Gardner, both of whom selected and edited the monologues. The monologues are catagorized by gender and sorted by age of the speaker.

Wild Thing The Short Spellbinding Life of Jimi Hendrix

Author : Philip Norman
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New York Times Book Review • "The Best Books to Give This Year" Publishers Weekly • Best Books of the Year (Nonfiction) A shattering new biography of rock music’s most outrageous—and tragic—genius. Over fifty years after his death, Jimi Hendrix (1942–1970) is celebrated as the greatest rock guitarist of all time. But before he was setting guitars and the world aflame, James Marshall Hendrix was a shy kid in Seattle, plucking at a broken ukulele and in fear of a father who would hit him for playing left-handed. Bringing Jimi’s story to vivid life against the backdrop of midcentury rock, and with a wealth of new information, acclaimed music biographer Philip Norman delivers a captivating and definitive portrait of a musical legend. Drawing from unprecedented access to Jimi’s brother, Leon Hendrix, who provides disturbing details about their childhood, as well as Kathy Etchingham and Linda Keith, the two women who played vital roles in Jimi’s rise to stardom, Norman traces Jimi’s life from playing in clubs on the segregated Chitlin’ Circuit, where he encountered daily racism, to barely surviving in New York’s Greenwich Village, where was taken up by the Animals’ bass player Chas Chandler in 1966 and exported to Swinging London and international stardom. For four staggering years, from 1966 to 1970, Jimi totally rewrote the rules of rock stardom, notably at Monterey and Woodstock (where he played his protest-infused rendition of the “Star-Spangled Banner”), while becoming the highest-paid musician of his day. But it all abruptly ended in the shabby basement of a London hotel with Jimi’s too-early death. With remarkable detail, Wild Thing finally reveals the truth behind this long-shrouded tragedy. Norman’s exhaustive research reveals a young man who was as shy and polite in private as he was outrageous in public, whose insecurity about his singing voice could never be allayed by his instrumental genius, and whose unavailing efforts to please his father left him searching for the family he felt he never truly had. Filled with insights into the greatest moments in rock history, Wild Thing is a mesmerizing account of music’s most enduring and endearing figures.

Darkest Fears Trilogy A Contemporary Romance Box Set Drama Suspense Thriller

Author : Clair Delaney
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Fallen For Him (Book One) Life has seldom been kind to Coral Stevens. Yet after years of hard work, therapy and friends, she is standing on her own two feet, somewhat comfortable and in control of her own destiny...Or so she thinks. When her boss and good friend of fifteen years chooses to sell the company, it sets Coral's small world spinning, shattering her carefully constructed routine - and places her in the sights of business mogul Tristan Freeman, a man too handsome for his own good...And her new boss. But with the ghosts of the past still haunting her, can Coral finally exorcise these demons, face her darkest fears and allow the irresistible Tristan into her heart? Freed By Him (Book Two) When the past felt too big to bear, Coral Stevens walked away from the burgeoning love between her and Tristan Freeman, handsome mogul - and her new boss. Heartbroken, yet resolute, she feels she has made the right choice...too bad Tristan doesn't. Trusting him may be the hardest thing that Coral has ever done, yet the love that has grown between them cannot be denied - nor can the flammable passion that explodes whenever they touch. Then just when Coral thinks that things can't get any better, danger weaves its way around them...With her happiness and their very lives on the line, how far can she go to protect the one she loves? Forever With Him (Book Three) Coral Stevens had no idea that meeting Tristan Freeman would lead her to challenge every aspect of her life - Including her own mortality. As she begins to recover from her ordeal, she must learn to let go of her need to control, and allow Tristan to take care of her, for he is the one that managed to break down her walls, whilst patiently wearing down the barriers she threw between them - until Coral's heart was firmly caught in his grasp. Now together they must prove to each other, no matter how hard it gets, that they have become intrinsically woven into the web of each other's lives - Forever. Or will fate take over again and play a hand neither one of them can see? Reviews For Darkest Fears Trilogy "I cannot rave about this trilogy enough! It sizzles with longing, intensity and love. Tristan is amazing, sweet, handsome, funny and sooo sexy!!! He is my new book boyfriend!..." 5 stars - LibraryThing "Fantastic trilogy. Lovely story and not your typical romance. I cannot recommend highly enough..." 5 stars - Amazon.co.uk "Author Clair Delaney's latest series was recommended to me and I am so glad that I took a chance on this one because it is exactly the sort of story that grabs me and doesn't let go..." 5 stars - Amazon.com "Intense and very engaging romance trilogy. I was so easily pulled into the steamy relationship between Coral and Tristan. A great read that delivered on both the dramatic and erotic fronts. Love the characters and the story..." 5 stars - Amazon.com "One of the best series I have read in a long time. I loved the scenes and how powerful the story was..." 5 stars - Barnes & Noble "The term 'never let me go' was never so aptly used as it was in this, on both their counts. I truly loved and connected with how this played out..." 5 stars - Goodreads "This trilogy captures your attention, not just a load of romance. It's got intrigue, psychology, and the girly stuff as well - Loved it!..." 5 stars - Amazon.co.uk "I loved this entire trilogy, so much. An excellent romance series that I would highly recommend..." 5 stars - Amazon.com Buy Darkest Fears Trilogy Today!

Acts of Resistance in Late Modernist Theatre

Author : Richard Murphet
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In Acts of Resistance in Late-Modernist Theatre, Richard Murphet closely analyses the working processes of three ground-breaking late-modernist artists: Richard Foreman, Jenny Kemp and Richard Murphet. He examines their methodologies as writer/directors to gain a deeper understanding of recent experiments in theatre practice.

The Methuen Drama Book of Trans Plays

Author : Azure D. Osborne-Lee
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The Methuen Drama Book of Trans Plays for the Stage is the first play anthology to offer eight new plays by trans playwrights featuring trans characters. This edited collection establishes a canon of contemporary American trans theatre which represents a variety of performance modes and genres. From groundbreaking new work from across America's stages to unpublished work by new voices, these plays address themes such as gender identity and expression to racial and religious attitudes toward love and sex. Edited by Lindsey Mantoan, Angela Farr Schiller and Leanna Keyes, the plays selected explicitly call for trans characters as central protagonists in order to promote opportunities for trans performers, making this an original and necessary publication for both practical use and academic study. Sagittarius Ponderosa by MJ Kaufman Archer's not out to his family but when his father falls ill he has to move back to his childhood home in central Oregon. At night under the oldest Ponderosa Pine, he meets a stranger who knows the history of the forests and the sadness of losing endangered things. As Archer accepts big changes in his family, he discovers the power of names and the histories they make and mask. Sagittarius Ponderosa is a play about changing names, love potions, and tilling up the soil to make room for new growth. The Betterment Society by Mashuq Mushtaq Deen Three women on a godforsaken mountain wrestle with the elements, with each other, and with a world that does not value their way of life. As their resources dwindle, Gertie, Lynette, and Doreen try to redefine what it means to be civilized-a mission that forces them to confront what they value and what they're willing to sacrifice. how to clean your room by j. chavez Spencer begins to clean their room and reflect on their relationships with the people around them. Who can and can't we control in our lives, does caring mean anything beyond words, and does infatuation go both ways? A play in two cycles with anxiety, depression, and puppets. She He Me by Raphaël Amahl Khouri She He Me follows the lives of three Arab characters who challenge gender. Randa is an Algerian male-to-female who is expelled under the threat of death from her homeland because of her LGBT activism there. Omar is a Jordanian gay man who rather than body dysphoria, suffers social dysphoria when it comes to the strict codes of masculinity imposed and expected of him by both the heterosexual and gay people around him. Rok is Lebanese and female-to-male. Through humor and horror, the three characters come up against the state, society, the family, but also themselves. The Devils Between Us by Sharifa Yasmin In a small town in the boonies of South Carolina, a closeted young man named George is trying to figure out how to keep his late father's business running, only to be faced with a ghost from his youth. A young Muslim, whom he knew as his boyhood lover Latif, has returned as Latifa to take care of her estranged father's funeral. Forced to confront devils both have been avoiding, they find that their only way out of the past is through each other. Doctor Voynich and Her Children by Leanna Keyes This “prediction” is set in America years after reproductive healthcare has been made illegal. Doctor Voynich and her apprentice Fade travel the countryside in a converted ambulance dispensing harmless herbs by day and providing family planning services by night. Fade tries to help local youth Hannah complete her abortion, using forbidden knowledge from an ancient manuscript, before her mother and the sheriff can nail them for the “attempted murder of an unborn person.” This play about mothers and daughters is poetic, sexy, vulgar, queer, and a little too real. Firebird Tattoo by Ty Defoe Sky Red Rope goes on a quest to find her father, ultimately finding out she is queer by getting a tattoo. This play features themes of queer two-spirit identity on the Indigneous reservation in Anishinaabe territory. Crooked Parts by Azure Osborne-Lee Crooked Parts is a family dramedy set in yesterday and today. Freddy, a Black queer trans man, returns to his family home in the South after his fiancé breaks up with him. Once there, Freddy must navigate the tension created by his transition and his brother's serial incarceration. Meanwhile, in his past, 13-year-old Winifred struggles to balance her relationship with her mother with her desire to better fit in with her peers. Crooked Parts is poignant, queer, funny, and definitely, definitely Black.

Great Russian Short Stories

Author : Gogol
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It is true that we think of novels before short stories when considering the Russian literary tradition, but all the great novelists wrote peerless short stories as well. And considering their profound influence on Russian novels and also operas, those short stories are sometimes unjustly overlooked. For the readers, the short story form is certainly a lot easier to assimilate – many of the great Russian short stories are real page-turners, and fun to read. They can provide an ideal introduction to Russian literature for anyone intimidated by the big novels and tend to cover a far wider social and geographical spectrum, so are just as valuable as sources of insight into the Russian mentality, past and present .In Great Russian Short Stories, the reader will find a great selection of short stories, written by notorious Russian authors, such as Gogol, Dostoevsky, Gorky, Turgenev, Tolstoy, Chekhov... among others.

City of Drama

Author : George Middleton
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The crew is after Michael for killing both Candice and the baby. He can run but he can't hide, forever. C-low from the inside looking out, got his crew to all go legit. Meanwhile, Ric, stop all transactions from Dee, until Michael was caught. Shorty B, still a hard head went against Ric and continue to hustle. Hooking up with three females from Florida, shaking up the whole city. All in all, its Shorty's World.

A Director s Guide to the Art of Stand up

Author : Chris Head
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Stand-up: it's the ultimate solo art form. Yet, behind the scenes, you will increasingly find the shadowy figure of a director. For comics themselves and for those who support them, this is the first book to give the director's perspective on creating and performing stand-up comedy. Drawing on his own experience of directing stand-up alongside speaking to comedians and their directors, Chris Head produces a revealing perspective on the creative process, comic persona, writing stand-up, structuring material and delivering a performance. Directors interviewed include Logan Murray, John Gordillo and Simon McBurney, who between them have directed Eddie Izzard, Michael McIntyre, Milton Jones, Lenny Henry and French & Saunders. With a foreword by BBC arts editor Will Gompertz and contributions from many other interviewees including Oliver Double (author of Getting the Joke), this is the only book that goes all the way from one-liners to theatre via comedy club sets and full-length shows. Perfect for stand-ups from newbies to pros, students of comedy, academics studying and teaching stand-up and for directors themselves, A Director's Guide to the Art of Stand-up offers hundreds of inspiring practical insights and shows how creating the comedian's highly personal, individual act can be a deeply collaborative process.

Baby Momma Drama

Author : Carl Weber
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Two very different women are about to learn that when it comes to sorting out life and love, no sister is perfect... Sensible older sister Jasmine is working hard, saving money, and waiting for Mr. Right. In smooth-talking attorney Derrick, she thinks she’s found him. But it doesn’t take long for Jasmine’s shrewd granny to expose her man as nothing more than a drug-dealing hustler. Still, Jasmine chooses to stay with him...until she finds out he’s got a baby momma...Wild child little sister Stephanie is looking for a good time, not a good man, although she finds both in sweet, loyal Travis. Before she knows it, a one-night fling has turned into three years—and produced an adorable son and an engagement ring. But when Stephanie’s sexy high school sweetheart swings back into town, she can’t help going after another taste of the one that got away... As the drama explodes, each sister will have to decide which risks are worth taking and how to look out for themselves—and each other...

Best Short Plays of the World Theatre

Author : Stanley Richards
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The Curlew Creek Theater

Author : Wes Boyd
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Brett Wickwire, substitute dairy farm milker and substitute teacher, would rather be a theater actor, even though he knows he needs to grow up and accept a real job somewhere soon. The market is tight for fulltime teaching jobs and no way does he want to be a fulltime milker. He talks his way into a dinner theater startup for the summer and brings along Meredith VanArnhem, an actress he’s worked with before. There are problems, but the big one for Brett is that this job is only for the summer, and what can he do afterward? He does find a girlfriend among the actresses – no not Meredith, who’s a hard-core lesbian, but another girl, Kellye Ginther – and there’s another problem, because she’s still in school at a college not close by. How can Brett continue that relationship and continue acting, even if it’s only sideline, and still make a living?

Drama with a Capital D

Author : Denise Coleman
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Lonnie, a strong, independent, career-minded sista isn't one for drama or unnecessary bull. In fact, she's not even sure if having a man in her life is worth the trouble it can cause. However, when she meets John, everything changes. She's in love and things couldn't be better. Then all hell breaks loose. John becomes the nightmare she can't wake up from. Then drama rears its ugly head yet again at her job. Lonnie goes from the put-together woman in charge to a petty, dramatic diva and soon she doesn't recognize herself--P. [4] of cover.