Here are some highlights:
There are only 10 minutes - the play has to pull you in right from the start.
If the play is about something I've heard a hundred times already, I'll be bored. Or if it unfolds in predictable ways, I will be bored.
Art must have an emotional impact.
People sitting around bickering is not a dramatic struggle. So many people don't seem to understand that.
People sitting around bickering is not a compelling situation. Especially if the characters are called "man" and "woman." If the playwright can't be bothered to come up with a name for a character, it's usually a sign that the character is as generic as the label. This is especially true of a 10-minute play where you really don't have time for generic supporting characters.
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