One is the Road

SHORT PLAY
Our protagonist drives home from vacation with his wife. He relates to us the 7 things he is thinking and doing moment-to-moment over the course of a crucial five minutes in his life.

Published in S&K's Best 10 Minute Plays of 2019
2014 Nominee for Best Short Script -- New York Innovative Theatre Awards)
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One is the Road

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  • Enid Cokinos:
    23 Jun. 2022
    I had the pleasure of hearing ONE IS THE ROAD read at the 2018 Midwest Dramatists Conference. I was captivated listening to the very talented actor reading this monologue about the last few minutes of a car trip told as a series of thoughts. Reading it now, reminded me what a creative piece this is.
  • Bethany Dickens Assaf:
    19 Feb. 2022
    A tremendous and lyrical achievement: "One is the Road" is the ideal and transcendent marriage of poetry and playwriting that most of us can only aspire to. The work pulses with feeling, with fear, with anticipation. This is one you long to see produced and feel the energy in the room.
  • Steven G. Martin:
    27 Nov. 2021
    I love the form Mark Loewenstern's short drama takes: A very analytical, self-aware character monologue that incorporates and plays with rhythm and pattern, and speeds and slows time. There are strong emotions in "One is the Road," but it feels they're examined from a distance rather than fully experienced. I'd love to see this on stage or hear it through the radio.

Production History

  • Professional
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    Short + Sweet Theatre Festival, Sydney, Australia
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    2021
  • Fringe
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    Mind The Gap Theatre Company, Housebound Series, NYC (YouTube)
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    2021
  • Fringe
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    Writer's Block Radio Hour - Longform 3 - Scotland, UK (radio program)
    ,
    2021
  • Professional
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    Midwest Dramatists Conference, Olanthe, Kansas
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    2018
  • Professional
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    Lucky Penny Productions, Napa, California
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    2018
  • Professional
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    Hen & Chickens Theater Bar, London, UK
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    2014
  • Professional
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    Workshop Theater Company, NYC
    ,
    2013
  • Professional
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    Vital Theater Company, NYC
    ,
    2004

Awards

Nominated for Best Short Script
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New York Innovative Theatre Awards
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2014