Meet the Authors

Written by:

Talia Pura

Cast Size:
12

Roles For:

  • Men: 3
  • Women: 9

Genre:

Comedy

Themes:

Aging
Friendship
Self-Esteem

Length:

60 min.

Year Written:

2020

Synopsis:

A group of female authors meet in a park once a week, set up a table and try to interest passersby in buying their books. They know how to push each others buttons as they vie for customers.

Characters:

LINDA:  55 – 75 years old. An author of 42 books in the romance genre under several different names.

ROSEANNAMARIA: 40 – 60 years old. An aging hippie, singer/songwriter, almost famous. Wrote her autobiography.

JILLIAN: 50 – 70 years old. An ex-debutante, children’s author. One book only, with puppet, coloring and activity books. It’s about a fence lizard named Larry.

MARLA: 55 – 75 years old. A retired university professor. Wrote book in praise of non-mindfulness meditation.

HAZEL:  70 – 90 years old. An elderly author who started the ‘Meet the Authors’ initiative, and is in charge of organizing the weekly event. 

SUSAN:  30 – 60 years old. A woman who locked her purse and dog in her car and needs help.

FRED:  55 – 75 years old. An older man out for a Saturday stroll in the park.

HELEN:  50 – 75 years old. Fred’s wife.

HENRY: 55 – 80 years old. An older gentleman, kind and genuinely charming.

MONICA: 30 – 60 years old. A race-walker.

ROBERT: 40 – 60 years old. A race-walker.

TAMMY: 30 – 60 years old. A race-walker.

First Produced:

Not yet produced.

Resources:

Contact the playwright here for script access.

For more information about the playwright and her work, visit the CWPO collection.

Meet the Authors can be accessed at the Canadian Play Outlet.

Notes:

Visit the playwright’s website here.