Sex, death and dramaturgy take the stage at a mountaintop summer conference for aspiring playwrights and their legendary mentor. The year before, a distraught student took his own life. Now, lightning threatens to strike twice. The gothic conflict also addresses the debate over how much development is too much, and who decides which writers will be supported, and whose work will make it to an audience in this youth-, prestige- and marketing-driven society.
Characters (4M, 1F)
GIDEON FLYNN, 70. A self-taught former maverick, still seductive but troubled, profoundly disillusioned and alcoholic.
DONNA, 20s. A sharp, sexy young playwright.
NANDO, 20s. A shy but very attractive Latino playwright.
PATRICK, 40. A dedicated, sincere playwright, and a terrifying ghost.
JOSH/MARTIN, 30ish. Two very similar playwrights played by one actor.
Horton Foote Prize Nominee
World Premiere at New Theatre in Miami. Directed by Ricky J. Martinez. With Bill Schwarz, Ricardo Rodriguez, Aubrey Shavonne,Skye Whitcomb and Mark DellaVentura.
"keeps the mind reeling. ...a rubik’s cube of a play...a psycho-drama; no, it’s a revenge drama; oh, it’s a comedy — as Caudle slyly mimics the changes a play goes through when “written by committee” through a series of workshops." Celeste Fraser Delgado