Playwriting

Spread the Love: This Phone Will Explode at the Tone by Lindsay Price

This week on Spread the Love we talk about This Phone Will Explode at the Tone by Lindsay Price.

Filmed live on location in a phone booth.

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Transcript

I’ll call you right back. No. Mom, I’ll call you right back. I’m right in the middle of something. I promise, I’ll call you right back, ok? Bye.

Welcome to this week’s Spread the Love. This week we are talking about This Phone Will Explode at the Tone – the original Theatrefolk vignette play.

As we all know, vignette plays are the short scenes on a theme concept. This case: communication. Girls talking long into the night, awkward conversations, outgoing messages, obscene phone calls, the lot. Vignette plays are an excellent playground for beginning actors, classwork. Students get a concentrated moment in the larger play. And if you’re a guy looking for a killer comedic monologue, look no further. Look for the Harry monologue.

Craig, what do you love about This Phone Will Explode at the Tone?

This Phone Will Explode at the Tone was written over fifteen years ago. And at that time an answering machine was actually a machine that you physically had to attach to your phone. And despite that, this play still gets done. It gets done a lot. And I think it’s because it’s not a play about technology, it’s a play about people reaching out and trying to communicate with one another. And that is a universal thought.

That’s it for Spread the Love.

If you’ll excuse me, I’ve got to take this call.

About the author

Craig Mason