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One-act play by Janet S. Tiger

This website contains work by Janet S. Tiger.  This page has information about her award-winning one-act DAY OF ATONEMENT.  

This is a great play for seniors, directors and companies looking for a two-character play with a fairly simple set.  

Below are photos from the first production in Dubuque in August, 2006.

Most recent production - San Diego, Dec. 3, 2006 Swedenborg Hall
                                     Theatrical Workshop  (for more info, please click on                                                                    "Playwright-in-Residence" page)

Rolly Fanton (left) was 'Molly Rauche' and Susan Benninghoff was 'Frieda Levitsky'

First Production  - 2006   Dubuque, Iowa
Winner -                2006   DFAS National One-Act Playwriting Contest                                                                                         Second Place

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Running time – 25 minutes $10.00/script
Set – kitchen, living area middle-class New York late 1970s
2 characters 2 women, both 60s, both with Polish accent

Finalist - Fritz Blitz Contest for One-Act Plays, San Diego, CA

Two women, lifelong friends, face Yom Kippur (the Jewish New Year also known as the Day of Atonement) with different ideas. Great showpiece for two older actresses.

Director - Sunil Malapati  (photo coming)

Photo -
The first two actresses to play Molly and Frieda

(l-r) Melissa McGuire (Molly) Gerarda
Keppler-Lahey (Frieda)

Interesting note -

Gerarda played Karin in THE WAITING ROOM in 1982, (my first play in Dubuque), winner in the 1982 DFAS National One-Act Playwriting Contest

(When I figure out how to do this, you'll be able to click here to find out more about THE WAITING ROOM)

One-act plays by Janet S. Tiger            

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 For more details, click on PRODUCTIONS button at the top of the page

Plays by Janet S. Tiger have been performed throughout the world including United States, Canada, England, Austria and New Zealand.  If your group has performed a play by Janet S. Tiger and would like to have it listed on the PRODUCTIONS page which will include international productions, please e-mail details of the production to

Unusual facts about some of Janet S. Tiger's productions-

1st Reading - UGANDA  at a Scripteasers meeting in....a long time ago.  (See info about the one-act SCRIPTEASE.)

1st production - SCRIPTEASE (one-act) in 1981 was directed by William Virchis

Janet S. Tiger's plays have won awards five times(and one Honorable Mention) in the DFAS National One-Act Playwriting Contest -

THE WAITING ROOM -2nd place 1982
THE AFFIDAVIT - 1st place 1983
BLIND WOMAN'S BLUFF - 3rd place 1984
SAVE A PLACE FOR ME - Honorable Mention 1989
CURSE OF THE DUCHESS-  2nd place 1990
DAY OF ATONEMENT - 2nd Place 2006

The first three prizes were won by Janet Schechter (the 'S' in Janet S. Tiger), the others after she married Stanley Tiger.  Janet traveled to Dubuque, Iowa to watch  the productions in 1982, 1983 and 1984, and made many friends that she still is in touch with today.  For more info on the DFAS Contest, google Dubuque Fine Arts Players One-Act Playwriting Contest.  Janet is going to visit Dubuque in August 2006 to see the premiere of DAY OF ATONEMENT.  For more info on this play, click on DAY OF ATONEMENT button at the top of the page.