New Playwrights: The Best Plays of 2003

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D. L. Lepidus
Smith and Kraus, 2005 - Drama - 337 pages
The 5th annual collection of new plays contains an eclectic mix of styles and subjects, all produced during the 2002-2003 theatrical season. Includes an introduction by Francis Hill, Artistic Director of Urban Stages, an Off-Broadway theater in New York City.Smashing by Brooke Berman A comedy about a young woman determined to confront a novelist who has thinly fictionalized their love affair when she was a teen and he was a student of her father (a successful novelist).Corner Wars by Tim Dowlin A poignant drama about teenaged drug dealers in Philadelphia. This play won the prestigious Oppenheimer Award, which is annually awarded to the outstanding debut by a new playwright.Midnight by David Epstein A backstage showbiz comedy set in the 1950s.Spanish Girl by Hunt Holman A comedy about college students.Homebound by Javon Johnson A drama about juvenile delinquents in a detention facility.Phat Girls by Debbie Lamedman A very inventive comedy about teen female self image.The Sweepers by John C. Picardi A comic drama about Italian American women keeping the home fires burning during World War II.

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Corner Wars by Tim Dowlin
Midnight by David Epstein
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About the author (2005)

D.L. LEPIDUS is a freelance critic and editor who has covered the New York theater scene for more than twenty-five years. Since 1993, his work has appeared in theater columns for Chelsea Clinton News and the Westsider.

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