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After the Blast

ISBN: 978-0-8222-3851-5
Full Length, Drama
4 men, 3 women
Total Cast: 7, Flexible Set
FEE: $100 per performance.
THE STORY: AFTER THE BLAST is set in the wake of total environmental disaster, when the human population has retreated underground. Experience is simulated. Fertility is regulated. And Anna and Oliver have one last chance to have a baby.
“[Kazan has] created a slyly detailed alternate universe that is both an extrapolation of the world we know today and its own consistent entity.” —NY Times. “…sharp, stirring… incisive and humane… AFTER THE BLAST has the smart, fully fleshed-out trappings of a compelling dystopia story, but its heart—and its strength—is its examination of despair… AFTER THE BLAST’s brilliance lies in its use of science fiction’s black mirror to cast light on human betrayals both global and personal. Its shattered world is ours…” —NY Magazine. “…an intriguing, engaging, and laugh-laced philosophical discourse with heart…” —The Huffington Post. “[Kazan is] a playwright…of uncommon talent. …[AFTER THE BLAST] pulls off the bedazzling feat of taking a hyper-politicized topic and using it as the occasion for a taut, sermon-free drama whose true subject is the inability of men and women to see each other plain… The true star of AFTER THE BLAST…is its creator. Kazan has emerged as a writer of real individuality.” —The Wall Street Journal.