Dancing on Quicksand
The Collected Plays of Edward Pomerantz and an Original Screenplay, 2nd Edition
by Edward Pomerantz
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"Adventure. That's the key word here. Every play in this collection began with a question, a strong scene, image, or situation that haunted me, whose mystery could only be solved by writing it, moving step by step into unknown territory, emboldening me with clues and discoveries, as I moved forward, loving the danger of it, dancing on quicksand. 'We're lucky,' William Carlos Williams tells us, 'when we catch the evasive life of the thing.' With these plays, and the one I'm writing now, I feel lucky to still be spending my days in pursuit of it."
New York City
EDWARD POMERANTZ has written over 35 commissioned screenplays and teleplays, and is the recipient of two Writers Guild Awards. He wrote the movie CAUGHT, based on his novel INTO IT, released by Sony Pictures Classics and nominated for three Independent Spirit Awards. His play/feast BRISBURIAL was produced by Woodie King, Jr.'s New Federal Theatre and published by Magic Circle Press.
|Praise for CAUGHT
"A gritty masterpiece."
Godfrey Cheshire, New York Press
"A masterly film... Keeps generating tension and psychological force, placing the seamy, sexual desperation of film noir right alongside the rigorous proprieties of classical tragedy."
Margo Jefferson, The New York Times
"Beyond most other movies. It takes chances and covers a depth of human experience other movies avoid... It left me stunned."
Howie Movshovitz, Denver Post
"Elegant and concise... has the intimate fateful feel of all the best noir of the 1940's."
Richard Rayner, Harper's Bazaar
Praise for INTO IT
"Reading this book is like eating electricity."
"Brilliant... the most exciting evening I've had in some time."
"Vivid... different... easy to read and very, very hard to stop thinking about."
Praise for BRISBURIAL
"A feast indeed... A fine gusty vaudeville...The language is the most brilliant use of the Jewish idiom on stage since Saul Bellow's The Last Analysis... In structure, it reminds me a lot of the Nightown section from Ulysses... A remarkable achievement in many ways."
This product was added to our catalog on Friday 01 July, 2011.