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Saturday, January 7, 2017

Women in the Age of Trump: PRIVATE

PRIVATE by Erin Pollack is a semi-finalist for NYCPlaywrights project "Women in the Age of Trump."

ERIN POLLACK is currently a first year student at SUNY Purchase College, studying as a double major in Theatre & Performance and Playwriting & Screenwriting. She would like to thank her professors and fellow students at SUNY Purchase who have challenged, supported, and encouraged her to keep working on her art. http://erinpollack.wixsite.com/erinpollack

(Colorful party lights. Loud music. Laughter. There is a small bathroom stage right. Stage left is a living room. There is a couch with a table in front of it filled with beer bottles, plastic cups, and two bongs. On the couch sits AMY and DULANEY, each with a beer in hand. On the floor sits JOHN and MITCH, passing a bowl back and forth. The boys in this scene are very dorky, not your average douchebag. THOMAS and RACHEL stand up in the bathroom putting on clothes.)
 
   THOMAS 
God, that was so fucking good. 
   RACHEL 
I’ve been told that. 
   THOMAS 
Ugh, slut. You’re so good. 
   (THOMAS kisses RACHEL.) 
   RACHEL 
Thomas, I...
   THOMAS 
Shh. Now remember don’t make this obvious. 
   RACHEL 
This? 
   THOMAS 
Hey, shut up. Just keep this private. Alright? 
   RACHEL 
Yeah, sure. 
   THOMAS 
Okay, I’m going to go out first then just take a couple minutes then you can come out after. 
   RACHEL 
Yeah, okay. 
(THOMAS exits the bathroom.) 
   RACHEL 
Shit. 
   (RACHEL stays in the bathroom. Anxious. Finally decides to exit.) 
   RACHEL 
Hey guys! 
   DULANEY 
Rachel! Where did you go? 
   RACHEL 
Oh, my mom called. Just told her I won’t be back tonight. 
   (RACHEL joins her girl friends on the couch, they hand her a beer.) 
   JOHN 
Thomas, you were gone for like thirty minutes. Are you seriously not going to tell us where you
went, bro?
 
   THOMAS 
Shit, man, where do you think? 
   MITCH 
Are you fucking kidding me!? 
   THOMAS 
Hell yeah, man. I swear, it’s the ones with the shitty lives that are the best. They open up so easy,
man, I swear.
 
   MITCH 
Lucky bastard, I had my eyes on her. 
   JOHN 
Well... We’ve got three perfect pairs. And all of those bitches seem to be whiny whores with daddy issues...

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