Plays and Playwrights 2005

ANIMAL by Kevin Augustine

A would-be shaman and his test-subject animal guide search the dark side of the medical research industry for that most ephemeral goal: happiness.

ELEPHANT by Margie Stokley

A family copes with loss and grief in this quirky and touching non-linear comedy.

KALIGHAT by Paul Knox

A young gay American man volunteers to work in one of Mother Teresa’s Calcutta hospitals in this wise and compelling two-act drama.

ODYSSEUS DOA by Stephen Svoboda

This moving, poetic drama charts the final journey through the imagination of a dying man in a hospital AIDS ward.

PLATONOV! PLATONOV! PLATONOV!, OR THE CASE OF A VERY ANGRY DUCK by Eric Michael Kochmer

A smart and hilarious Chekhov parody rooted in post-post-modernism and hip-hop.

SECOND. by Neal Utterback

In a hotel room, a scientist and a prostitute test the boundaries of trust; In their brownstone, a doctor and a TV news-reporter teeter on the edge of their future; In a tenement, two criminals on a job await further instructions.

VAMPIRE COWBOY TRILOGY by Qui Nguyen and Robert Ross Parker

A trio of irreverent action comedies about a paranormal detective, a pair of Cold War-era superduper- heroes, and a sassy teenage warrior princess.

WALKING TO AMERICA by Alberto Bonilla

In this incisive docudrama, a fifteen-year-old boy travels on foot for two years to get to the United States from his native Honduras.

Selections from NYTE Small Press's 6th annual anthology of important new works from the world of NYC indie theater