Duncan Pflaster


When Blanca invites Paul to her ranch in New Mexico for the Summer, he thinks it's for an artist's retreat, but it's also to help keep his gay bromantic college buddy Alonso, Blanca's brother, on his medication; tormented painters, sexual obsession, and crossed boundaries combine for a scorching new play.


A Zen exploration of the gap between truth and convenient fictions that employs the known facts about General Tomoyuki Yamashita and his legendary gold to illuminate the tangled love lives of four disaffected New Yorkers- a Japanese-American man with a passion for Star Trek, his Jewish girlfriend who loves to taunt her family by dating the goyim, her roommate a homo who's trying not to date straight men anymore, and his fag hag, a WASP model who's sporadically studying astrology and Buddhism.


In this Shakespeare-styled Ridiculous Fairy Tale Play, Prince Trevor trades places with his manservant Grumbelino in order to escape marriage to the evil Queen Bluebella and find his true love, Toby the Stable Boy.


A woman in Ancient Greece, spurned in love, devotes herself to sex without love till her ex-lover tries to win her back.


A play written in the style of Anton Chekhov, set on a spaceship.


Adrian and Javier are a gay couple who don’t believe in marriage, but everyone assumes they’re married; when they realize they’ve never actually opened up their “open relationship”, they decide to each go out and get laid, with hilarious and erotic results.


An irreverent sequel to Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream, set on Hallowe’en.


A five-act Shakespearean-styled play entirely in iambic pentameter, written for a cast of eight women to play all the roles, it follows the Princess Dandelion on an epic journey as she dresses as a boy to evade her rapist.

Duncan Pflaster is the author of several plays, including the multi-award-winning fantasies The Empress of Sex, The Starship Astrov, The Thyme of the Season, Prince Trevor Amongst the Elephants, Sweeter Dreams, and Eternity: Time Without End, as well as The Wastes of Time, The Tragedy of Dandelion, Suckers, Sleeping in Tomorrow, Admit Impediments, Six Silences In Three Movements, Dik and Jayne Are Not The Same, Amazing Daedalus, Eskimo, Wilder & Wilder, and Ore, or Or; in addition to a panoply of shorter pieces that have been seen in festivals all over the country. He is also an award-winning actor (2009 MITF Award, Outstanding Supporting Actor, I Hate Love)and theatre reviewer (2nd Place in Stage and Cinema's 2010 Theater Review Contest, for BroadwayWorld.com review of Beowulf: A Thousand Years of Baggage).

More About Duncan Pflaster

Indie Theater Profile of Duncan Pflaster [May 4, 2012]
Martin Denton profiles playwright Duncan Pflaster.

The Underpants Godot returns! [September 22, 2016]
The Secret Theatre presents The Underpants Godot A new play Written and directed by multi-award-winning playwright Duncan Pflaster The Underpants Godot is about a director who's surreptitiously rehearsing for an avant-garde production of “Waiting for Godot”, with the main characters played by hot dudes in their underpants instead of old men. A representative from the notoriously litigious Samuel Beckett estate crashes a dress rehearsal to investigate and decide whether the performance should be allowed. The play is an hilarious meta-theatrical piece about the limits of adaptation and interpretation. Starring: Roberto Alexander, Michael Andrew Daly*, Mark-Eugene Garcia, Jason Pintar*, Alyssa Simon*, and Patrick Walsh* * Appearing courtesy Actors' Equity Association Set by Ashanti Ziths Tickets $15 in advance, $20 at the door www.secrettheatre.com www.underpantsgodot.com ~ Winner, Best Play 2015 UNFringed Festival ~ Two Monologues from the play have been accepted for publication in Smith & Kraus' Best Men's Monologues 2016, coming in December ~The play includes Nudity, Profanity, and Literary Criticism, and is therefore NOT for children.

The Underpants Godot, at the UNFringed Festival [August 18, 2015]
A new metatheatrical play by Duncan Pflaster, examining the limits of adaptation and Interpretation. Starring: Pierce V. Lo, Roberto Pineda, Jason Pintar*, Amber Rhabb, Alyssa Simon*, Patrick Walsh*, and David J. Wiens*

ReWorks: the Fabulous 80's: "Falling Behind" [September 10, 2014]
“Falling Behind” is a new play commissioned by MTWorks, based on the music of the 1980s, specifically inspired by “Time after Time” by Cyndi Lauper. It’s an exploration of friendship and how it can change over time, from childhood to adulthood, and how we learn to look out and be there for friends when they need us. The piece is directed by Isaac Scranton and stars Jeff Burchfield, Alexandra Cohen Spiegler, Heather E. Cunningham, Kelli Kardell and Vibe Normann. It’s presented in conjunction with “The Dance” by Monica Bauer, also commissioned for this series.

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