Étude (Ten Minute Play)

A writer and a painter study each other and contemplate the arts.
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Étude (Ten Minute Play)

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  • Debra A. Cole:
    27 Jul. 2022
    A life centered around creation is filled with doubt, worry, imposer syndrome, and envy of others who surely don't go through what YOU go through. MARCIA EPPICH-HARRIS finds a beautiful way to make this angst feel familiar in this lovely short piece. What a wonderful piece for two actors to explore.
  • Aly Kantor:
    27 Jul. 2022
    This is a beautiful little play about the loneliness of artmaking, whatever the medium, and the ways that humans are both essential and detrimental to the process. The setup (two characters in separate spaces) provides an instant sense of theatricality, with characters always a glance away from connection. The final moments are a lovely, well-earned ribbon on top of a sweet, carefully constructed piece. Artists of all types (it's a theatre piece about a visual artist and a writer featuring a music metaphor!) will be able to relate to these characters - now more than ever!
  • Vivian Lermond:
    24 Nov. 2021
    A wonderful little two-hander rich with subtext that captures the essence of internal conflict. ETUDE delivers a well-paced story through believable characters and snappy dialogue. A lovely scene study piece for actors, as well as a solid choice for a shorts festival production!

Character Information

  • Writer
  • Painter
    middle age and up

Development History

  • Reading
    ,
    Indiana Playwrights Circle
    ,
    2021
  • Workshop
    ,
    Indiana Playwrights Circle
    ,
    2021