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#American Neurotic | Play Reading

Written by William Missouri Downs

Directed by Lisa James

A comedy about how smartphones, Facebook and selfies have changed our brains.

THE STORY: Returning from an evening at the theatre George and Martha, two multitasking I-phone junkies, decide to post an abusive review on YouTube. Their antics go viral. The playwright searches them out, holds them hostage, and forces them to mono-task by having a face-to-face conversation. Soon this comedy spirals into itself, as the actors set out to save the theatre by using twitter, Google and algorithms to create a new “ism” for neurotic A.D.D. Americans.

Schedule

Skylight Theatre - June 23, 2018  2:00 – 4:00pm

Tickets:  Free Event (donations requested)

STC / INKubator Play Reading

  • William Missouri Downs, #American Neurotic playwright
    William Missouri Downs
    writer

    William Missouri Downs has an MFA in screenwriting from UCLA.  As a playwright William has won two rolling premieres from the National New Play Network (Women Playing Hamlet and The Exit Interview). He’s twice been a finalist at the Eugene O’Neill (Mad Gravity & How To Steal A Picasso). He’s had over one hundred and fifty productions of his plays from the Kennedy Center to the San Diego Rep. and also been produced in Spain, South Africa, Russia, Singapore, Switzerland, Austria, Israel, India, and South Korea. William has published eleven plays with Samuel French, Playscripts, and others. He’s been a staff and freelance writer on several sitcoms and in 2017  he optioned a TV pilot to producer Meryl Poster. He has also published four books including The Art Of Theatre a textbook that has been used by more than 100,000 college students.

Schedule

Skylight Theatre - June 23, 2018  2:00 – 4:00pm

Tickets:  Free Event (donations requested)

STC / INKubator Play Reading

  • William Missouri Downs, #American Neurotic playwright
    William Missouri Downs
    writer

    William Missouri Downs has an MFA in screenwriting from UCLA.  As a playwright William has won two rolling premieres from the National New Play Network (Women Playing Hamlet and The Exit Interview). He’s twice been a finalist at the Eugene O’Neill (Mad Gravity & How To Steal A Picasso). He’s had over one hundred and fifty productions of his plays from the Kennedy Center to the San Diego Rep. and also been produced in Spain, South Africa, Russia, Singapore, Switzerland, Austria, Israel, India, and South Korea. William has published eleven plays with Samuel French, Playscripts, and others. He’s been a staff and freelance writer on several sitcoms and in 2017  he optioned a TV pilot to producer Meryl Poster. He has also published four books including The Art Of Theatre a textbook that has been used by more than 100,000 college students.

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