Kirk Wood Bromley
Kirk Wood Bromley is a playwright, director and performer working in the theater world of NYC. He runs Inverse Theater and The Home Of. His plays have been produced in various cities and at some colleges. LA Weekly called him "Shakespeare on mushrooms," which is only 73% true.
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Plays by Kirk Wood Bromley on Indie Theater Now
I went into the woods and this is what I heard...
BE STORY FREE
The World's First and Only "Story Addiction" Destruction Seminar, FREE to all who sincerely desire to rid themselves of the EVILS of STORY, carried out by Dr. Jip Syuzhet's Be Story Free Brigade.
Some crazy Romanian performers come to NYC and do a play about wanting to make it in the movies.
DAZL, AKA THE CRADLE ROBBER WITHIN
A play about a golden little being who charms everyone she meets...at least almost every one: This is Dr. Seuss meets Pillowman meets Death of a Salesman in a wild ride of a “kids of all ages” show that looks into the heart-wrenching realities of how “growing up is coming down.”
ICARUS AND ARIA
A boy and a girl in Phoenix, AZ fall in love; he's a star quarterback for the football team her father owns and his brother is the biggest drug dealer in town; like Romeo and Juliet, but in a Latino/Redneck world.
LOST LABORS' LOVED
This play is an intricate updating of "Love's Labour's Lost," taking place 6 months (and 400 years) after the Lords of Navarre swore themselves to a year of celibacy, and containing innumerable character and linguistic connections to the original.
LOST, A MUSICAL
A Hansel and Gretel upgrade in which the fairy tale format is transplanted and twisted into a fresh new form, containing real American myths and ghost stories, intensely modern situations and dilemmas, and troubling meditations on the way children are treated in present American society.
A theatrical meditation on self-identity, where Bromley starts out looking to write a play about himself and takes detours through his personal relationship with his placenta, the recent extinction of the white river dolphin of the Yangtze in China, and just what exactly he means when he says, “I am the chosen fish, chosen by me / To save the planet from humanity.”
MIDNIGHT BRAINWASH REVIVAL
Taking place in Moab on December 31, 1999, the play tells the story of a wild array of millenarian weirdos trying to save or blow up the surrounding desert for a variety of noble and nefarious purposes.
NO MORE PRETENDING
An actor named Al sits on a stage. Another actor named Matt enters the stage and they talk about shit they used to do and how Matt is famous and Al is not. Finally, a third actor named Meg enters the stage and they all talk about how Meg still does that shit they used to do. It's a show about indie theater.
ON THE ORIGIN OF DARWIN
The play tells the story of young Charles Darwin's voyage on the Beagle - his long-distance romance during the trip with Fanny Mostyn Owen, his conflicts and camaraderie with the ship's Captain and mates, and the human and animal discoveries he makes along the way that inevitably lead to his formulation of the theory of natural selection.
Written for and based on the life of Daniel Martin Berkey, an actor who experienced remission from schizophrenia in his mid-50's; not about Daniel or schizophrenia, but an inside personal expression of his journey into and out of schizophrenia.
SMOKE THE NEW CIGARETTE
A DJ recalls the brief performance career of the world's only "chamber punk" band.
Syndrome is the first person story of Joshua Berg (written based on interviews with him), an actual Tourettic actor who performed the piece originally, about his experience with Tourette Syndrome.
THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION
Tells the story of the American Revolution - Washington, Arnold, the Brits, the rebels - in a pageant full of battles, espionage, romance, humor and song.
THE BANGERS FLOPERA
A musical perversion of The Beggar's Opera with Mac the Knife, Polly Peachum, etc. It takes place in present day New Yuck Shitty, and follows Mac and his gang as they commit various criminal and pornographic activities.
THE BURNT WOMAN OF HARVARD
A young Harvard student is stalked by a burn victim who opens his eyes to the truth behind his favorite spot: John Brown's off-campus poetry/party house, aka The Beauty Shop.
THE DEATH OF DON FLAGRANTE DELICTO
On the last day of the American Civil War on an isolated farm in the hills of Virginia, a freed slave is captured and tied up along with a Southern soldier and a Northern nurse, at which point all three are shown a play performed by Don's slaves and children called "Aethelbert and Augustine" about the coming of Christianity to pagan England in the 7th century.
THE DEATH OF GRIFFIN HUNTER
UN UnderSecretary of Disarmament, Griffin Hunter, has flown to San Francisco to sign the Hunter Accord, a UN peace treaty that will significantly diminish illegal weapons smuggling, but he runs head on into an old friend who works for the world's largest arms dealer, who unravels Hunter's treaty and, inevitably, his life, through a series of intricate intrigues.
THREE DOLLAR BILL
Three plays all dedicated to the concept of the conservative homosexual: The first is a monologue by Dick Cheney's lesbian daughter, Mary Cheney, about her life; the second is a gay conversion therapy session that goes terribly wrong (or wonderfully right, depending...); the third is a family drama about coming out, with various weird twists.
A series of lines, poems, songs and dialogues about a variety of extremely messy personal things.
WANT'S UNWISHT WORK
Four women start a house of feminist studies in Athens, Georgia, and hilarity ensues as all kinds of men try to get in.
WHEN I MET JULIET / IT WAS A SETUP
I met Juliet Rylance one night in a bar and we had, I thought, a real connection, but she never spoke to me again, and this is how that made me feel.
More About Kirk Wood Bromley
An Appreciation of Bromley's Work, by Martin Denton