Kill the Editor

by Aren Haun
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Ben lands his dream job editing a documentary film for the prestigious Cannes Film Festival. The catch is — he’s only got one week to completely re-edit the five-hour version down to size — and Cameron: the self-obsessed, egomaniacal filmmaker, doesn’t want him to touch a fram. Things get even more complicated when Libby, the previous editor, returns and threatens to hold the master copy for ransom. Kill the Editor depicts a desperate, unrelenting, and hilarious portrait of the artistic process.

Aren Haun received his MFA in Playwrighting from Columbia University in 2010. He has been creating his own work for over fifteen years: writing and directing productions with his theater company, Quick Brown Fox Theatre. His short plays have been produced around the world, including New York City, London, Chicago, and San Francisco. Two short plays, “A Walk in the Park” and “Standing Room Only,” have been published in Smith & Kraus’s annual anthology of Best Ten-Minute Plays, and most recently his play, “The Lake,” was included in the book One Minute Plays: a Practical Guide to Tiny Theater, published by Routledge Press. He currently teaches Playwriting at the Ruth Asawa School of the Arts in San Francisco.