Basic Cable Method Acting

[TEN MINUTE] In a grimy rehearsal studio, somewhere in the mid 1980s, three young actors are auditioning to play a mostly mute henchman in a crappy post-apocalyptic science fiction movie. One of them has done some particularly intensive audition prep, but will that be enough to get him the part? Or, for that matter, to save the country?
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Basic Cable Method Acting

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  • Paul Donnelly:
    20 Jun. 2023
    What is on the surface a farce about actors' audition prep contains a chilling political prediction. I found myself laughing and shuddering at the same time. Could it be that we live in barely pre-apocalyptic times?
  • Vince Gatton:
    9 Jun. 2022
    Hilarious and grim, and the joke's on us -- as actors, sure, but mostly as Americans. I don't want to say any more for fear of spoiling the sly, dark humor of this terrific short. Read it and weep. And laugh. And weep.

Development History

  • Reading
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    Valdez Fringe, Valdez Theatre Conference
    ,
    2022

Production History

  • Community Theater
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    Elmwood Playhouse One-Act Weekend
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    2024
  • Fringe
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    Queens Short Play Festival - Secret Theatre, Woodside, Queens
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    2023
  • Fringe
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    Lower East Side Festival of the Arts, Theater for the New City
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    2023