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Plays As People -

The Lovely and talented SHEILA CALLAGHAN has a post up describing her plays as human beings with whom she has or has had relationships with.

And she suggests other playwrights do it as well . . . count me fracking down!

Note: These aren’t real people, they don’t exist for real in my life, and any resemblance is purely coincidental.

THE MEN’S ROOM

Those two crazy roommates I had my freshmen year in college who made me laugh so hard I cried, who would say and do the most outrageous and hilarious things, things that in hindsight, were almost kind of terrible and heartbreaking.

RUNNING IN PLACE

That waitress I had a crush on, the one that would flirt with me from a safe distance, because I was 13 and she had at least two decades, if not three, on me, but she’d treat me like an adult and flirt with me just like she would with the men who came into her truck stop.

2 VERY DANGEROUS PEOPLE SHARING 1 SMALL SPACE TOGETHER
The mad, crazy ex-girlfriend who really teetered on the edge of insanity and scared me, but I loved her anyway. Sometimes I still do.

OLD DOG

A raunchy old uncle and war vet, who told me dirty jokes and occasionally showed me scars from the war, who drank a lot and sometimes went to dark places.

TALLBOY WALKIN’

The smart, driven and extremely ethical guy I met in graduate school who woke me up, politically, socially, and intellectually, and showed me there was more to life than fart jokes.

SPOOGE - THE SEX & LOVE MONOLOGUES

The uh, the hot, bisexual and a little nutty ex-girfriend who is in possession of a tape she and I made that I quite frankly hope she’s forgotten about, lest it finds its way to the internet and my current love sees it.

THE ELF, THE BUNNY & THE BIG XMAS BLOWUP
A friend I had that I don’t see nearly as much I used to, who could make me laugh in the most absurd ways, and I miss him just like I missed the good parts of growing up.

THE PENIS PAPERS

This is, unfortunately, my doppleganger, my clone . . . a schizo breakdown of my adolescent life, my absurd comic clone times three. Instead of Three Faces of Eve, This is the Three Puberties of Joshua.

THE HOT NAKED TRUTH

The first adult relationship I’ve ever had.

THE PLEASURE PRINCIPLE

My new play. And this is the smart, successful guy I admire and the equally smart and funny girl he married, who I can’t quite figure out, don’t get why they don’t react like other people do or do what other people do . . . these guys are new, so I don’t yet know who they are, not yet, but I can’t look away.

Those are my full length plays.

I also have an extended family of SHORT PLAYS, some of which are fun friends, casual aquaintances, some of which are one-night stands, and some of which just that enlightening conversation I had on a plane with a guy I knew I’d never see, ever again.

There’s like forty or fifty of these, so I can’t break them down, but they’re just as important to me as the people above.

And don’t get me started on screenplays and fiction, not yet . . . that’s a whole other barrel of monkeys!

Sheila, you rock most awesome babe, have a great trip back to the states.

Playwrights, are you up for it?

Matthew Freeman adds his in and so does Adam Szymkowicz: . . . who else is up for it!

One Response to “ Plays As People -”

  1. Sheila Says:

    Thanks, man! See ya in Sept…

    PS- These are rad…

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