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"Leo speeds up when he sees a yard sale."(B)

From: Joseph Dougherty
Series: Handwritten Theatre
Length: 17:22

Sometimes we look for secrets, sometimes the secrets find us.

Handwrittenblack_small Sometimes we look for secrets, sometimes the secrets find us. And that can happen anywhere, even in a suburban drive-way. One of a series of brief dramatic works originally composed in a small black notebook with a fountain pen. Wry and enigmatic, playful and thought-provoking, "Handwritten Theatre" is a series of brief dramatic works that began in the notebook of an award winning dramatist. Writer-Director Joseph Dougherty won an Emmy for his work on the groundbreaking series "thirtysomething." His plays have been produced by Manhattan Theater Club and at Lincoln Center. In the detailed miniatures of "Handwritten Theatre" he's found a stimulating new way to tinker with language and perception. Produced in Los Angeles with a pool of gifted actors, each "Handwritten Theatre" episode is self-contained. Programmable anywhere, they're perfect for shows surveying the performing arts scene, or as a challenging treat for late night audiences.

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Piece Description

Sometimes we look for secrets, sometimes the secrets find us. And that can happen anywhere, even in a suburban drive-way. One of a series of brief dramatic works originally composed in a small black notebook with a fountain pen. Wry and enigmatic, playful and thought-provoking, "Handwritten Theatre" is a series of brief dramatic works that began in the notebook of an award winning dramatist. Writer-Director Joseph Dougherty won an Emmy for his work on the groundbreaking series "thirtysomething." His plays have been produced by Manhattan Theater Club and at Lincoln Center. In the detailed miniatures of "Handwritten Theatre" he's found a stimulating new way to tinker with language and perception. Produced in Los Angeles with a pool of gifted actors, each "Handwritten Theatre" episode is self-contained. Programmable anywhere, they're perfect for shows surveying the performing arts scene, or as a challenging treat for late night audiences.

Timing and Cues

00:00-00:17 Music and FX intro
00:18 - Dialogue starts.
15:56 - 16:49 Music play out from piece
16:50 Handwritten Theatre billboard with music

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Related Website

http://www.handwrittentheatre.blogspot.com