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Ronnie Larsen is an actor-director-playwright-producer whose work has been seen in every major city in America. He wrote his first play in 1994 and his first musical in 2018. 24 of his shows have been produced and five have been seen Off-Broadway in New York City. His plays have been seen in Canada, Australia, Italy and he's had 5 different productions in London.  He has also made a documentary that had theatrical runs at the Castro Theatre in San Francisco, Cinema Village in New York City and the Laemmle 5 in Los Angeles as well as showings at numerous film festivals in America, England and the Berlin Film Festival. He currently divides his time betwen Florida, Los Angeles, New York and Mexico. He is always in search of new and interesting adventues and opportunities. He and his husband, Melqui, have been married for 10 years and they have one dog named Benakee. Welcome to RonnieLarsen.com
 
 
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Projects Created by Ronnie Larsen

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 Projects Produced by Ronnie Larsen

A Dog's Life

A Dog’s Life

By Ronnie Larsen

 

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN

For each character the ages, races, gender are completely flexible as long as it’s believable that Honey and Babe could be in a long term relationship together. 

Honey, a human being

Babe, a human being

Buddy, a dog

 

NOTE

The play is written to be performed with no light cues, no sound cues, no costume changes, no furniture and minimal props.  The actor playing Buddy should NOT be in a dog costume or anything resembling a dog costume nor should the actor be on all fours trying to act like a dog.  Buddy observes, listens, tries to understand, reacts but it should all be very understated and subtle. Under no circumstance should Buddy try to be cute or silly.  Buddy can be played by either gender of any age.  After Buddy enters in the opening scene Buddy should go to center stage and stay there, standing up for the entire play.  Buddy should never sit, chase, run or mime dog actions.  At one point Buddy turns and faces upstage but that’s it.  Buddy merely reacts and tries to understand.  Babe and Honey move around Buddy but Buddy never moves.  Buddy deals with a few props that need to be concealed at first so maybe a brown trenchoat with lots of pockets would be a good costuming choice.  Maybe Buddy could also wear one of those hats with attached ear muffs to suggest big dog ears. I’m not opposed to suggestive costuming just nothing literal.  When Buddy first enters the audience should have no visual cue that Buddy is a dog.  

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A Dog's Life - Utah Performance