Directing Scene Selections

SDC List of Scenes for 2018 / Festival 50

1.     Milk Like Sugar by Kristen Greenidge, published by Samuel French, Inc., 2012. Begin on   p. 26 (A bank of lockers) To on p. 33 “Keera:  I have a more excellent way.” 3  women.

2.     Stupid Fucking Bird by Aaron Posner published by Dramatists Play Service.  Sc. 25-26 “Feelings” & “Not, Not”  p. 65-70 2 Women 4 Men.

3.     Groundwork of the Metaphysic of Morals by Young Jean Lee, in Three Plays: A One Act Collection, published by Samuel French, Inc. 2006. P. 24-29.  2 men, 2 women.

4.     140 (In Love's Fire: Seven New Plays Inspired by Seven Shakespearean Sonnets published by William Morrow & Co., 1998)by Marsha Norman p. 33-43 (entire play) 5men 4 women.


5.     Disgraced by Ayad Akhtar.  Back Bay Books.  P.45 – Begin with “Emily:  I did a portrait of Amir a few months ago…” to p. 55 “Isaac – Bon appetite.”

6.     Desdemona: A Play About a Handkerchief by Paula Vogel Dramatist Play Service

Scene 21: starting with “Doesn't—doesn't it hurt?” TO End of scene 23:  “he…he said…he said he was on guard duty.”   3 women

7.     A Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen, Project Gutenberg free e-book:

Begin: “Nora [hanging back in the doorway, and struggling with him]. No, no, no!--don't take me in. I want to go upstairs again; I don't want to leave so early.”

End: “Helmer. What's that? You're joking, my little Nora! You won't--you won't? Am I not your husband--?”

1 man. 2 women.

8.     Angels in America:  The Millennium Approaches by Tony Kushner. TCG New York, 1992

Sc. 9, p. 82-87; 3 men, 1 woman.

9.     Ruined by Lynn Notttage, Dramatists Play Service

p. 5-13 “Ah, cold.” to “I won't uncle.” 1 man 3 women.

10.     A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennesee Williams; Signet printing, October 1951

sc. 5, p. 76-81; Begins “Blanche: I must jot that down in my notebook…”; ends “Blanche: …I can leave here and not be anyone's problem.” 2 women, 1 man.