In Our Profession

by  Tennessee Williams

10 Minute Play, Comedy  /  2m, 1f

A part of the collection The Magic Tower and Other One Act Plays.

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In Our Profession

by  Tennessee Williams

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    2m, 1f
  • Duration


    10 minutes
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

Additional Info

Annabelle, a travelling actress, declares the life of her profession to be "loud, crazy, glaring, senseless and stupid" yet claims that should not prevent her from "being completely sincere." Tonight, Annabelle is in St. Louis, asking her most recent beau, Richard, to marry her, and Richard employs all defenses – putting on records, taking trips to the kitchen, and even calling a neighbor to come down from upstairs – to change the subject. Yet when Richard's neighbor Paul comes to the supposed rescue, Annabelle's passion proves as flexible and entrancing as her artistic craft.

A part of the collection The Magic Tower and Other One Act Plays.

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  • College Theatre / Student
  • Professional Theatre
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

License details

  • Minimum Fee: £13 per performance plus VAT when applicable.



  • Duration: 10 minutes
  • Setting: Bachelor's apartment in a large city


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Tennessee Williams

Tennessee Williams (1911-1983) explores passion with daring honesty, and forged a poetic theatre of raw psychological insight that shattered conventional proprieties and transformed the American stage. The autobiographical The Glass Menagerie brought what Mr. Williams called “the catastrophe of success,” a success capp ...

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