Writing

I first came to theatre through writing, as part of my high school's inaugural "Page to Stage" program. In the summer of 2003, a group of students adapted and staged "Romeo and Juliet" set in Northern Ireland. Since that fulfilling experience, I have derived immense joy from creating stories and staging them.

While I enjoy working across genres and styles, I most often find myself working in the realm of comedy, and specifically political satire.

You can find links to my plays on New Play Exchange below.

plays

The true story of a sports talk radio enthusiast and stats whiz. As his relationship with Boston's favorite show blossoms, his struggle with a vicious eating disorder intensifies.

The tale of two fools stuck indoors during an apocalyptic blizzard. Written in the tradition of the Theatre of the Absurd, the play explores their responsibilities to their fellow human beings. As the snow piles higher and higher and body parts fall off, they are forced to confront their greatest fears.

When an exploding puddle appears in a Kansas parking lot, an unstoppable chain of events is set in motion. This cycle play features eight two-character scenes. Each scene moves closer to the top of the U.S. social food chain, examining your favorite All-American problems along the way. Oh, and it's narrated by a mystical cowboy bard.

A 10-minute play. Two pharmaceutical test subjects meet at a drug trial where the needles are very big.

Screenplays

Demon in the maine colony

A party of logging prospectors in colonial Maine hunt for fortune. What they find instead may bring about their doom.  Currently in development with Slow Burn Productions.

The labyrinthiad

A dark, kaleidoscopic retelling of the labyrinth myth.

©2021 by Bretton Reis.