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OPEN ADMISSIONS

PLAY OVERVIEW:
A intensely charged, confrontational two character play set in an urban college speech teacher's office, as she faces a brilliant but illiterate Black student. Calvin demands to be taught and not merely shuffled through the system. Alice struggles to help him but is trapped by the double standards of an inadequate educational system.
1M: 1W

AWARDS:
Samuel French OOBA FESTIVAL Playwriting Award.

The New York Times pick for the “Ten Best Plays of the Year” list,

Dramatists Guild Hull-Warriner Award.

OF INTEREST:
OPEN ADMISSIONS has been included in many anthologies, including:

POLITICAL STAGES: PLAYS THAT SHAPED A CENTURY: Applause Books: NY 2002

SOLO: The Best Monologues of the '80's, edited by Earley and Keil, Applause Theatre Book Publishers: NY.

THE ACTOR'S BOOK OF SCENES FROM NEW PLAYS, edited by Lane and Shengold, Penguin Books: NY.

THE GREAT MONOLOGES from the EST Marathon, edited by Graham; Smith and Kraus, Inc.: Newbury, VT.

PLAY HISTORY:
The Drama League, New York, NY
Fall, 2004

The Long Wharf Theatre, New Haven, CT
Directed by Arven Brown.

New York's Ensemble Studio Theatre

Adapted as a CBS Television Special, starring Jane Alexander and Michael Beach, with Dennis Farina and Estelle Parsons.

AVAILABLE FROM:
Samuel French, Inc.
https://www.samuelfrench.com/p/5795/open-admissions-one-act

Or contact:
Patricia McLaughlin
Beacon Artists Agency
1501 Broadway, Suite 1200
New York NY 10036
212-736-6630
beaconagency@hotmail.com