Public Speaking and Other Plays

By (author): Chris Craddock

Award-winning actor/playwright Chris Craddock explodes the conventions of the theatrical monologue in this collection of three hilarious, poignant, feverishly inventive and (sometimes literally) electric solo stage pieces.

In Public Speaking, an amoral lifestyle guru finds his message of guilt-free self-interest tested when his sex-addicted daughter is kidnapped by a pair of dangerous thugs. In Porn Star, a mousy small-town librarian is titillated to learn that she has unwittingly become an internet sensation thanks to an X-rated viral video starring her and her ex-boyfriend (much to the horror of her mother, a family-values right-wing politician). And in the astonishing Moving Along, Craddock ricochets wildly through the story of his own life–through childhood traumas, adolescent tragedies, adult triumphs, and frequent philosophical tangents.

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Chris Craddock

Chris Craddock graduated from the University of Alberta?s BFA Acting Program in 1996. He has acted for many theatres all over Canada, and is the author of several plays for audiences of many categories. These include SuperEd , Indulgences , The “Tranny” Trilogy (with Darrin Hagen), The Day Billy Lived , Wrecked , Do it Right , Making Out , Men Are Stupid, Women are Crazy, Ha! (with Wes Borg), PornStar , BoyGroove (songs and lyrics by Aaron Macri), 3…2…1 (with Nathan Cuckow), DreamLife , Moving Along (recently featured on Bravo), and this adaptation of the novel Summer of My Amazing Luck by Miriam Toews. Chris is the former Artistic Director of Azimuth Theatre and the current Artistic Director of Rapid Fire Theatre. He has been nominated for a total of 14 of Edmonton?s Sterling Awards and won four. His first film, Turnbuckle , was nominated for two Alberta Motion Picture Industries Association Awards. Chris is also the winner of the Alberta Book Award, the Embridge Award for Best Emerging Artist, and a 2005 Alberta Centennial Medal for his contribution to the arts in Alberta.

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Award-winning actor/playwright Chris Craddock explodes the conventions of the theatrical monologue in this collection of three hilarious, poignant, feverishly inventive and (sometimes literally) electric solo stage pieces.

In Public Speaking, an amoral lifestyle guru finds his message of guilt-free self-interest tested when his sex-addicted daughter is kidnapped by a pair of dangerous thugs. In Porn Star, a mousy small-town librarian is titillated to learn that she has unwittingly become an internet sensation thanks to an X-rated viral video starring her and her ex-boyfriend (much to the horror of her mother, a family-values right-wing politician). And in the astonishing Moving Along, Craddock ricochets wildly through the story of his own life–through childhood traumas, adolescent tragedies, adult triumphs, and frequent philosophical tangents.

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Dimensions:

166 Pages
9in * 5.5in * 1in
1lb

Published:

March 15, 2014

Country of Publication:

CA

Publisher:

NeWest Press

ISBN:

9781927063453

Book Subjects:

DRAMA / Canadian

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Language:

eng

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