Two-Hander by Norm Reynolds
“Two-Hander” is a fast-paced ten-minute exploration of the friendship, or competition, between Trey and Daniel, two actors. Trey is nice, but struggling. Daniel is ambitious, and cruel in his desire to succeed. Will Daniel obliterate Trey from the profession, or will Trey exact his revenge?
Keywords: Theatre, Acting, two-hander, comedy, ten minute play
Produced at the Newmarket National Ten Minute Play Festival, 2017
Running Time: 10 minutes
Suitable for students 14+
Cast size: 2 actors
Male Cast: 2
Trans/Non-Binary/Gender Non-Conforming roles: 2
Casting note: The characters are written as male identifying but they can be played as gender non-conforming roles.
"I love all the pieces of this story, which builds inevitably to a powerful, searing conclusion - Two-Hander dramatizes the competitive, codependent, occasionally caustic relationship between two artists trying to make a name for themselves. Sometimes the people who should support us most are the ones who tear us down, and Reynolds understands this well. Like the name suggests, this is a solid play for two actors and would no doubt pose a compelling challenge for a director to tackle. "
-- Sam Heyman, The New Play Exchange
Cover Art by Sanam Ketabchi Haghighat