Theater Arts
Drama: Plays for page or stage

Donald Dewey

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Chaos at Local TV News Station.

For newscasts, “sweeps” months mean emphasizing sensational stories at the expense of hard news, to the point of contriving ludicrous “exposes” for drawing audiences.

SWEEPS is a full-length black comedy that looks at this pandemonium through the characters of its news director, weatherman, sports reporter, and three reporters. The only thing more ludicrous than the news they present is the homicidal web of their personal and professional relationships, including with those already dead.”

About the writer:
Donald Dewey has published more than 40 books of fiction and nonfiction for major houses and has had some 30 plays staged in the United States and Europe. Among the organizations he has belonged to is the Actors Studio in New York.

Image: Person, woman, man, camera, TV by Magog, the Ogre. Paper pulp and acrylic on panel. 8 x 8 inches. 2020. By free license.