A Trilogy for the Theatre
by Roy Charles Henry (b. 1938)
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 latte and crème brûlée. Short and not-so-sweet may be the future of 21st century theatre.
Remember, these three plays are “frameworks” of unfinished structures, seeds of a plant yet to sprout and blossom.
Trilogy: Table of Contents