America: A Trilogy for the Theatre

A Trilogy for the Theatre
by Roy Charles Henry (1938 – )


Life can only be understood backward; but it must be lived forward.  
Soren Kierkegaard

Here we are “pitching” an idea for a series of short plays which would be a response to the short attention span of an American audience conditioned to “sound bites.” If today’s audience chooses not to sit still for an hour and a half of theatre then perhaps playwrights could keep them riveted in their seats with three hard-hitting short pieces that have them arguing furiously over their after-theatre lattes and crème broulé. Short and not-so-sweet may be the future of 21st century theatre.

Remember, these plays are “frameworks” of unfinished structures, seeds of a plant yet to sprout and blossom.

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