Duncan Pflaster

Duncan Pflaster

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).

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Plays by Duncan Pflaster on Indie Theater Now

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FOURTEEN HUNDRED AND SIXTY SKETCHES OF YOUR LEFT HAND
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.

ORE, OR OR
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.

PRINCE TREVOR AMONGST THE ELEPHANTS
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.

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

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

THE TAINT OF EQUALITY
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.

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

THE TRAGEDY OF DANDELION
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.

Latest News About Duncan Pflaster

I'M ON THE KILLJOYS LIST!
Playwright and Dramaturg extraordinaire Joshua Bastian Cole has put together 46 plays that feature Trans and Intersex characters (as a companion to the Kilroys), and I'm pleased to be on the list both with "The Tragedy of Dandelion" (available here on ITN) and my unproduced "Tips Of The Icebergs".
Jul 16, 2014

"POCKET UNIVERSE" IN SUMMER SHORTS AT THE TANK!
My short play “Pocket Universe” will be produced by {your name here} as part of their “Summer Shorts”. There will be four plays all directed by Christian “Tom Marvolo Riddle” Coulson. July 12 & 13 at 5 pm at the Tank. 151 West 46th Street, 8th Floor. Tickets are $10 in advance/ $15 at the door.
Jul 2, 2014

FREE READING OF NEWLY-AWARD-WINNING "MESSIN' WITH THE KID"
My script "Messin' With the Kid" just won first place in the full length category in the 2014 Vittum Awards! And has a FREE reading of the script as part of Fresh Fruit Festival's Annual Reading Series! Saturday March 29th at 3:30pm, at St. Luke In The Fields, 487 Hudson Street.
Mar 22, 2014

"WHAT I LIKE" IN PLAYER'S THEATRE'S "SEX" SHORT PLAY FESTIVAL THIS WEEKEND!
My 10-minute play "What I Like" opens tonight at 7pm in the "Sex" short play festival at Player's Theatre. Warning: nudity and sexytimes. Use code "cast" for $10 off the ticket price online.
Feb 13, 2014

A FRIEND REQUEST FROM UNCLE JACK
I wrote a new short play for Three Voices Theatre's "Say Uncle!" fundraiser, tomorrow (Tuesday) night. It's called "A Friend Request from Uncle Jack".
Oct 21, 2013

PRECIOUS LITTLE SNOWFLAKE
My short Gay Christmas play "Precious Little Snowflake" has been selected to be produced as part of North By South Theatre Los Angeles' 2013 Winter Rites Festival. Friday, December 13 and Saturday, December 14 in Glendale, CA.
Oct 17, 2013

PUBLISHED!
Two Monologues from "Fourteen Hundred and Sixty Sketches of Your Left Hand" will be published in Smith & Kraus' "Best Men's Stage Monologues 2014", and my one-act "My Perfect Life" is published in the new book The LIC One Act Play Festival 2013!
Aug 28, 2013

LIGHT AND NOISE AND BEES AND BOYS A FINALIST FOR MTWORKS NEWBORN FESTIVAL!
The finalists for MTWorks' annual NewBorn Festival have just been announced, and I am pleased to see that my play "Light and Noise and Bees and Boys" is one of the top ten finalists! There's a video at the link listing the 42 Semi-finalists and the ten finalists. Next we move on to the Living Room Reading Series, which will be private readings of the plays with the company, then five will go on to the Newborn Festival in February next year. I've had plays in the Newborn in previous years; The Empress of Sex in 2011 and The Tragedy of Dandelion in 2012.
Aug 19, 2013

PHOTOS FROM "FOURTEEN HUNDRED AND SIXTY SKETCHES OF YOUR LEFT HAND"
New promo photos from my new play (which opens a week from now!) are up on the website!
Aug 8, 2013

FOURTEEN HUNDRED AND SIXTY SKETCHES OF YOUR LEFT HAND
My new play "Fourteen Hundred and Sixty Sketches of Your Left Hand" will be part of the first annual UNFringed Theatre Festival at the Secret Theatre in Queens. 5 performances between August 15th and September 1st. "When Blanca invites Paul to her ranch in New Mexico for the Summer, he thinks itʼs for an artistʼs retreat, but itʼs also to help keep his gay bromantic college buddy Alonso, Blancaʼs brother, on his medication. Tormented painters, sexual obsession, and crossed boundaries combine for a scorching new play."
Jul 18, 2013

READING OF TWO SHORT PLAYS
Two of my short plays "Pocket Universe" and "Lady in Waiting" will be read as part of Ticket 2 Eternity's Staged Reading Series on Sunday, June 9 at 7pm. This month is all fantasy/sci-fi shorts. Stage Left Studio 214 W 30th st., btw 7/8th ave 6th fl $10 Donation includes a drink
May 28, 2013

STAGED READING OF "MESSIN' WITH THE KID" JUNE 23RD.
My new play "Messin' With the Kid" will have a new staged reading June 23rd, 2013, at 5pm. The reading will be produced by Outcast Theatre Company at the Manhattan Theatre Club Creative Center, 311 West 43rd Street.
May 23, 2013