Distracted. Lisa Loomer. Author bio(s). ISBN: Full Length Everyone is distracted, even the actors—they’re breaking character! A hilarious. Distracted, the new socially conscious dramedy from Lisa Loomer now receiving its world premiere at the Mark Taper Forum, is largely about. In a narrow sense, Lisa Loomer’s “Distracted” is about a married It was as if he had stepped out of Loomer’s script, a living illustration of her.

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The problem is the play really hits you over the head with the themes, like all the major distractions in society. Selected pages Title Page. Not one character is truly relatable, and the story is therefore difficult to care about. Scipt her bipolar disorder and cutting get out of control, she’s shipped to Utah to what is essentially a prison by parents who are clearly anguished over the decision but who have been shown to be “distracted.

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It lida creates some shallow and somewhat stereotypical characters- the pro-pill popping neighbor, the homeopathic doctor who thinks cutting out This play tackles a modern issue- ADHD, the true clinical disorder, but also the idea of our society itself contributing to people unable to concentrate.

Sadly, Loomer’s latest drama, while exploring the same terrain as the other two, contains some flaws that make it less successful. It also creates some shallow and somewhat stereotypical characters- the pro-pill popping neighbor, the homeopathic doctor who thinks cutting out wheat will cure ADHD, the exhausted teacher who just wants the kid to sit still at any cost, and the dad who insists ‘boys will be boys.


User Review – Flag as inappropriate A very underated play. My library Help Advanced Book Search.

User Review – Flag as inappropriate Insultingly pandering. At one point, for example, Pinchot, playing a doctor who is opposed to medicating children, stepped out of character to state that Ritalin gives him the focus required to learn his lines impugning medication, and that he personally has had very positive experiences with medicine. Interspersed amongst them are shots of kitchen utensils, rows of schoolbooks, Impressionist paintings, and picket-fenced front yards that help define locations in her sterile, multi-leveled set.

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I am cast in this play as Sherry. What’s wrong with nine-year-old Jesse?

Actors periodically dropped character and spoke as themselves. Subscribe to The Boston Globe today. Jul 05, Kelsey rated it it was ok.

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The play feels overstuffed, as distracte Loomer herself fell victim to the perils of multitasking or took the notion of content dictating form a bit too literally.


Everyone else gets a moment to be taken seriously, but she remains the laughing stock throughout the entire play and her depiction was actually somewhat offensive to me. And thats just one example. Bella rated it did not like it Oct 23, Dramatists Play Service, Inc. Sean Pollock rated it it was amazing Apr 23, Matches the distress of ADHD with a distressing style. Sherida-jayne Glover rated it liked it Jul 15, Lists with This Book.

Resources Author Bios Book Club! Its funny and thought provoking and can be enjoyed by anyone who doesn’t have the IQ of a brain dead duck who’s had a whole frontal lobotomy and just smoked a pound of weed.

Distracted – Acting Edition by Lisa Loomer

Dowling snipes about a high-strung mutual acquaintance. Rehearsals will not start until summer. Project MUSE Mission Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide.

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