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.

(2014 Nominee for Best Short Script -- New York Innovative Theatre Awards)
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One is the Road

Recommended by

  • 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.
  • Doug DeVita:
    24 Jun. 2021
    An excellent example of a stream of consciousness monologue that is cogent, forceful, beautifully written, and unforgettable. What an opportunity for an actor to use these words to take us along with them on this realistic, engaging, and ultimately heartbreaking road trip.
  • Elana Gartner:
    22 Jun. 2021
    Poetic and rhythmic, "One is the Road" builds in its tension. Highly relatable for audience members stuck in a car with someone whom they love but who is just having an annoying moment and for those audience members who are hard on themselves.

Production History

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