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GENET AT METTRAY:
SELECTED PLAYS
Dennis Moritz
316 pages, paperback
Cover by Pamela Lawton
ISBN: 0-935992-45-6
Copyright 2018
$19.00

"Dennis Moritz holds hand to ear and listens to the sounds people make in secret. His words are motion, emotion, they embrace the inner consciousness and whirl it about. The short form works are an interface to pop culture, they capture a moment, strip away the impurities, and hold it up to a warm, soft light where we collectively can marvel at it, at ourselves." Libby Emmons

"What theatre! You can feel the breath of his words on your face. You can hear these words chewing. Fabric and dream fly at you, Moritz's stinging pressurized head-on jumping jellybean rose dropping light switching language takes you hostage!" Maureen Owen

"Dennis Moritz' Genet at Mettray is both brutally real and surreal. The two styles merge and separate like dancers in a pas de deux. Moritz' play duplicates the changing emotional states of his central character through his own poetic sensibility. However, the play is neither pretentious nor insular. It is a powerful rendering of helplessness and redemption of a character whose demons are real even when internal. The play is an extraordinarily sensitive and evocative treatment of Genet, whose life was as fascinating as his plays." Robert Hedley

"This collection houses the source code for two generations of avant-garde performing arts. It will be utterly impossible to take seriously any future theatre historiography that does not put forth a sustained and intense discussion of Dennis Moritz." Robert Craig Baum

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