The Listener

Alessandro Camon
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Beth is a crisis helpline volunteer, who gets on the phone every night to field calls from people feeling lonely, broken, hopeless. The play follows her through her shift, as the stakes rise: is this the night she will lose someone? Save someone? Eventually, her own story comes to light, revealing why she does it.

Production Info

Cast: 3 total (2 female, 1 male, flexible casting, up to 6 female and 6 male actors)
Full Length Drama (about 90 minutes)
Minimal Set Requirements
Contemporary Costumes
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Press Quotes

Praise for the film version of THE LISTENER:

“Takes on a pandemic many Americans experienced and continue to, even post-quarantine: loneliness. Rife with compassion.” —Lisa Kennedy, The New York Times

“A testament to the power of empathy and connection.” —Valerie Kalfrin, Alliance of Women Film Journalists

“Hypnotic … trenchant melancholy and often poetic rumination on human resilience despite the odds.” —Nicholas Bell, Ioncinema

“Sensitive, subtle, and restrained.” —Matt Zoller Seitz,

“A character drama so quiet it cuts through the noise.” —Christian Blauvelt, Indiewire

About the Author


  • Alessandro Camon

    Alessandro Camon is a writer and producer born in Italy and currently living in Los Angeles. He is best known for writing The Messenger, a contemporary drama about military officers delivering casualty notifications, with writer/director Oren Moverman. The screenplay was nominated for an Academy Award, Spirit Award, and Humanitas Award, and it won the Silver Bear for Best Screenplay at the Berlin Film Festival. Alessandro's producing credits include Owning Mahowny, Thank You For Smoking, The Cooler, American Psycho, Bad Lieutenant: New Orleans and Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps. He is currently writing Black Lion, with Andrew Garfield attached to star. Alessandro started his career in Italy, as a television programming executive and film critic. He holds a Degree in Philosophy from the University of Padua, Italy and an MA in Film from UCLA. He has published several books and articles on film and popular culture, both in English and Italian, and is a contributor to and the Los Angeles Review of Books. Alessandro is married to film producer Suzanne Warren (The Last King of Scotland, Edge of Darkness, Hacksaw Ridge).

About the Book

Book Information

Publisher BPPI
Publication Date 6/26/2024
Pages 60
ISBN 9798888560167

Special Notes

Special Notes

Licensees are required to include the original stage producers credits in the following form on the title page in all programs distributed in connection with performances of the Play and in all advertising in which the full cast appears in size of type not less than ten percent (10%) of the size of the title of the Play:
The following must appear within all programs distributed in connection with performances of the Play:
The Listener is produced
by special arrangement with Broadway Play Publishing Inc, NYC