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3 things about Stephen Cone’s PRINCESS CYD

Princess Cyd [2017] 1. The sound of an airplane periodically invades their conversation. A very slow zoom in and then, in the middle of her story, a cut. 2. “What will I do without you?” “Probably whatever you did a … Continue reading

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3 things about Stephen Cone’s HENRY GAMBLE’S BIRTHDAY PARTY

Henry Gamble’s Birthday Party [2015] 1. She hands his mother a wrapped gift. “Oh, it’s nothing, just socks and a wallet.” 2. The record has a Capitol black rainbow label. 3. He dabs at the blood with soggy toilet paper.

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3 things about Stephen Cone’s THIS AFTERNOON

This Afternoon [2014] 1. Outside, on the back steps, the hum of an air conditioning unit. 2. An empty hallway, twice. 3. She walks over and sits down near him. “Do you mean that?” He’s not in the frame. A … Continue reading

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3 things about Stephen Cone’s BLACK BOX

Black Box [2013] 1. “I was just trying to make something work and I lost track of time.” 2. He exits through the door that isn’t there. 3. Curled up on the couch with a mug of tea. Birds chirping … Continue reading

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3 things about Stephen Cone’s THE WISE KIDS

The Wise Kids [2011] 1. He gets up on the cross in flip-flops. 2. “You go to where you were before you were born. You go to where you were in 1722. That was a good year.” 3. Tim is … Continue reading

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3 things about Stephen Cone’s IN MEMORIAM

In Memoriam [2011] 1. He turns the picture around and around in his hands. He can’t decide which way is up. 2. “Completely naked.” 3. “Be smart. But don’t be careful.” 3 other things. The final cut is even tighter … Continue reading

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3 things about Stephen Cone’s IN MEMORIAM

In Memoriam [2009] 1. His neck pulses. You can literally see his heart beating. 2. “In another life,” she says. Then she puts her finger to the other girl’s lips. 3. Are they really talking to each other? Or just … Continue reading

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