The Piven Monologues
“My understanding is that he is leaving show business to pursue a career as a thermometer.”
-David Mamet, Variety, December 2008 “However, it is not known whether he is an oral or rectal one. I can guess. LOL.” “Larry”, January, 2009, random website, the Internet
When Jeremy Piven made his abrupt exit from the Broadway production of Speed-the-Plow due to the alleged illness of mercury poisoning, Mr. Mamet may have been the first to comment – but he was by no means the last. In this new age of instant global communication, no matter how minor the story or how wacky the rumor, everyone gets to have their say. THE PIVEN MONOLOGUES presents a selection of the shitstorm in a very special staged reading.
Created by Alena Smith (Public Emerging Writers Group 2009), with Jordan Seavey (EWG '09) and Anna O'Donoghue.
Directed By Alex Timbers