Kill the Editor

FULL-LENGTH. Ben, a young editor, has just landed his dream job to edit a documentary film at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival.  The catch is: he only has one week to cut the previous five-hour version down to size and the egomaniacal, obsessive filmmaker, Cameron, doesn’t want to touch a frame.  And when Libby, Cameron’s previous editor and lover, returns to reclaim her rightful position as Lead Editor,...
FULL-LENGTH. Ben, a young editor, has just landed his dream job to edit a documentary film at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival.  The catch is: he only has one week to cut the previous five-hour version down to size and the egomaniacal, obsessive filmmaker, Cameron, doesn’t want to touch a frame.  And when Libby, Cameron’s previous editor and lover, returns to reclaim her rightful position as Lead Editor, Ben is forced to choose between them.
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Kill the Editor

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  • Jessica Moss:
    10 Sep. 2018
    Loved the dialogue in this fast-paced play, and the ideas and themes surrounding what it means to be an editor, to be able to edit any story, including the one you live in. Sharp and quick and of the moment.

Character Information

  • Libby
    Mid to late 20s,
    Female
    A young editor
  • Cameron
    30s,
    Male
    A young, accomplished documentary filmmaker
  • Ben
    20s,
    Male
    A young film editor

Production History

  • Community Theater
    ,
    Exit Theatre
    ,
    2017