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Two Character Plays by Janet S. Tiger
Welcome to this special page on my website. If you need a two-character play, I designed this page for you. There are six one-acts here, ranging from 8 minutes to 45 minutes, with male and female roles of varied ages, accents and ethnic possibilities.
These plays are proven audience pleasers, have won multiple awards and been produced thousands of times. In classes and reading groups, they provide great opportunities for discussion on many topics.
All of the plays on this page are available via e-mail as well as US Post Office. And I have a special offer - if you buy a play here and choose to receive it via e-mail, I will send a free monologue as a thank you for helping to save a tree -and you'll get the play a lot faster!
Purchase of the plays here is for private reading only - please contact me for royalty and production information. Coming soon - links to pages with production notes and samples from the plays
THE AFFIDAVIT Running time – 15 minutes $6.00/script
Set – pawnshop
2 characters 1 man – 40s
1 woman – 25-35
A desperate woman brings a cherished family heirloom to a pawnbroker to
try and get money to rescue her father from Nazi-occupied
Austria. Will she get the money? And at what cost?
Fast-paced with a surprising end.
This play has won numerous
awards including DFAS National 1-Act Playwriting contest –(First
Place)and Gassner Memorial One-Act Playwriting Competition (Honorable
THE AFFIDAVIT is published in ONE-ACT PLAYS FOR ACTING STUDENTS edited by Norman A. Bert (Meriwether Publishing, Colorado)
The productions are too numerous to list at this
point, but include New York (Off-off Broadway, New Zealand, Canada,
Austria…..if you have had a production in another country and want it
listed here, please e-mail email@example.com
If you liked this play, and are interested in Holocaust-related topics, please check out the button for the page on Holocaust-related plays. (It includes THE WAITING ROOM and RENNY'S STORY.)
BLIND WOMAN’S BLUFF
Running time – 25 minutes $8.00/script
Set – living room,
2 characters 1 man – early 20s
1 woman – late 60s
An old blind woman puts a classified ad in the paper and a young man
answers the ad - but is he there to buy or to rip her off? Quick,
funny and a good showcase piece for actors.
Winner DFAS National One-act Playwriting Contest 3rd Place
Published in PERSPECTIVES THREE
(HBJ, Canada -8th grade textbook)
Since its first publication, BLIND WOMAN'S BLUFF has had numerous
productions. If you would like your production included in the
upcoming page 'where in the world have I seen this play?', please
e-mail the details firstname.lastname@example.org
. Rolly Fanton, (left) and Susan Benninghoff rehearse for the San Diego production of DAY OF ATONMENT, December 2006, Swedenborg Hall.
DAY OF ATONEMENT
Running time – 15 minutes $10.00/script
– kitchen, living area middle-class New York late
2 characters 2 women, both 60s, both with Polish accent
Finalist - Fritz Blitz Contest for One-Act Plays, San Diego, CA Produced - San Diego, CA Dec 2006 Swedenborg Hall Dubuque, Iowa August 2006 Winner DFAS National One-Act Playwriting Contest
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 over-50 actresses.
ALWAYS IN MY HEART
Running time – 8 minutes $4.00/script Time- Now Set
– Airport waiting room
Characters - 1 man, 1 woman
A man and woman meet again by accident in an airport - Fast-paced showpiece for a couple - good audition, too.
Running time – 15 minutes $10.00/script
– Midwest middle-class living room
2 characters 1 man – Russian accent, 70s
1 woman- American, 70s
This play was completed with funds from a COMBO-NEA Grant.
Produced - Vintage Theatre, San Diego, CA 1993
Susannah returns from her husband's funeral to find a suitor at her doorstep.
play is part of the TRANSFUSION trilogy. (The other is OH,
SUSANNAH) There is a discount if all three plays in the trilogy are
purchased at the same time.
Running time – 45 minutes $10.00/script
– semi-rundown apartment
Characters - 2 men, 50s, 60s
Winner - 1986 West Coast Ensemble Festival of One-Acts
Produced - Playbill Theatre, Los Angeles, CA 1986 (extended run)
Two brothers face serious problems in this play about siblings. Funny and touching. (Review will be listed)
If strong language and mature topics aren't a problem for your group/class, you might enjoy TRANSFUSION.- the full-length and the related one-act DON'T YOU CRY FOR ME.
PRODUCTION INFO - 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 email@example.com.
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 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
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
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