Friday, January 19, 2018

Script of the Week: It's a Pleasure to Be Sad by David-Matthew Barnes

IT'S A PLEASURE TO BE SAD
Pay-what-you-want digital copy
Cast: 1 woman, 1 man (characters are teens)
Genre: Drama
Tags + Themes: 1960's, Depression, Classism, Los Angeles,
Dating, High School
Audience: High School
Read an Excerpt
Monologue: Cathy
Production Rights: Blue Dasher Press

It's a Pleasure to Be Sad by David-Matthew Barnes is our Script of the Week.

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Set in 1967, Cathy is haunted by images of the Watts Riots, an event she watched from her bedroom window two years ago. Dawson is conflicted with guilt and feels responsible for Cathy’s happiness while trying to understand the bizarre behavior of her wealthy parents as his own family struggles with poverty.

This dramatic short plays features roles for 1 woman and 1 man. Both characters are in high school.

Information about producing It's a Pleasure to Be Sad can be found here.