Neverland by Jonathan Dorf

Dark comedy/ 3 Characters, 1 Man, 2 Women/ Full Length, Two Acts

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Synopsis: Young Wendy decides, with the help of the imaginary J.M., that her friend Peter is “the one.” Thus begins an epic pursuit. Each time Peter moves on in life, Wendy reinvents herself and reappears. But each time she gets close to the downward spiraling Peter, who has run away from home and ended up in juvenile hall, prison and on the street, she can’t quite get herself to tell him who she is or of her “love.”

Her repeated failures push her over the edge, and one afternoon the tables turn and Peter follows her. Wendy takes refuge on the ledge of her apartment. Can Wendy and Peter battle off their fears of the future and the ghosts of the past, represented by a couple of nasty hallucinatory characters, to have their long-delayed reunion?

The first act of Neverland may be read by clicking on the “Read It Now” button above. To purchase a complete reading copy, click here.

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About the Playwright:┬áJonathan Dorf has had his plays produced across the United States, as well as in several foreign countries, including stagings of his work by Walnut Street Theatre, Playwrights Theatre of New Jersey, Ensemble Studio Theatre – LA and the Pittsburgh New Works Festival. Mr. Dorf is the co-chair of the Alliance of Los Angeles Playwrights, the former managing director of the Philadelphia Dramatists Center and a member of the Dramatists Guild of America. He has also written several produced short screenplays and a number of feature scripts.

In addition to writing for stage and screen, he serves as the resident playwriting expert for Final Draft: he created “Ask the Expert” Playwriting for their scriptwriting software and also writes a column about playwriting for their website. He is resident playwriting expert for The Writers Store, for whom he created Playwriting, and he also contributes regularly to their e-zine. He graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College with a degree in dramatic writing and literature and holds an MFA in playwriting from UCLA. He is available to playwrights and screenwriters as a script consultant.

Neverland was first produced by the City Theater Company, Wilmington, Delaware.