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Here, There, or in the Air

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Here, There, or in the Air
One-Acts 20

By: Richard Krawiec
Cast: 2 M, 4 F, 1 flexible, optional extras
Performance Time: Approximately 20-25 minutes, 20 pgs.

SATIRE/DRAMA. Three nameless female death-row inmates spend their days writing empty slogans on a blackboard as they await death. Prison personnel hired to help the inmates include an ineffectual prison counselor and a reverend who would rather watch soap operas than preach the Gospel. In this world, there is no room for humanity. God has been replaced with the Intercom, a menacing, omniscient force that controls all behavior. Inmates are no longer human but rather products of the system: The Governess’ only wish is to exact power and to control others; the Can-I-Kid is rendered completely dependent upon the system for her wants and needs; and the Realist has fully surrendered herself to prison life and can no longer hope or dream. This biting satire offers a brutal look into American culture, where empty slogans about individualism mask a system whose only function is to perpetuate itself. This play is inspired by Mr. Krawiec’s writing workshops and work with death row inmates and other prisoners at the Women’s Correctional Center in Raleigh, NC.

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Please remember it is necessary to purchase one script for each cast member and one royalty for each performance.

Scripts: $6.95 each
Royalty: $60.00/performance
Prompt Book: $13.00
Poster Package: $50.00 (50/pkg)
Distribution Rights: $60.00
Artwork Rights: $50.00
Play Pack: $172.00  (10 scripts for cast/crew, 1 royalty, 50 posters, 1 prompt book)

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Richard Krawiec
Richard Krawiec (pictured with his dog, Stormy) was awarded a creative writing fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. Mr. Krawiec also directs the non-profit group, VOICES, which teaches creative writing at homeless shelters, in literacy classes, and in prisons. Mr. Krawiec lives in Raleigh, NC.