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"If there's a thing, a scene, maybe, an image that you want to see real bad, that you need to see but it doesn't exist in the world around you, at least not in the form you envision, then you create it so you can look at it and have it around, or show it to other people who wouldn't have imagined it because they perceive reality in a more shallow, predictable way. And that's it. That's all an artist does."

-Tom Robbins, Skinny Legs and All


NEWS!

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Duncan's plays The Tragedy of Dandelion and Tips of the Icebergs are on the Killjoy's list, a list of plays with transgender characters.

Two Monologues from Fourteen Hundred and Sixty Sketches of Your Left Hand are published in Smith and Kraus Best Men's Monologues 2014, and will soon be in Applause Theatre & Cinema Books' Best Contemporary Monologues for Men 18-35!!!

Duncan's play Pocket Universe is published in Smith and Kraus Best New Ten-Minute Plays 2013!!! Buy on Amazon

A Monologue from Duncan's play The Taint of Equality, or I Want Your Sex is published in Smith and Kraus Best Men's Stage Monologues 2013!!! Buy on Amazon

Duncan's 10-minute play Pocket Universe is one of the 8 winners of the Independent Play(w)rights Ten Minute Play Contest!, and is published in an e-book online anthology!

Duncan's short play My Perfect Life is published in a book! Now available for purchase as part of The LIC One-Act Play Festival 2013!

Eight of Duncan's plays are available for purchase online through Indie Theatre Now! Now you can download and read The Tragedy of Dandelion, Fourteen Hundred and Sixty Sketches of Your Left Hand, The Empress of Sex, Prince Trevor Amongst the Elephants, The Thyme of the Season, The Taint of Equality, or I Want Your Sex, The Starship Astrov, and Ore, or Or on your computer or phone! If you buy them and e-mail him about it, Duncan will gladly send you the script formatted for Kindle as well!


OLDS!

Duncan's 10-minute play Pocket Universe had a new production with {your name here}: a queer theater company, as part of their Summer Shorts, directed by Christian Coulson, and starring Pun Bandhu and Ryan Barry.

Duncan's Award-winning Lesbian Verse Play The Tragedy of Dandelion had its full-length premiere in May 2014, produced by Ego Actus, directed by Joan Kane, and starring Louise Flory!

Check out Duncan on Austin Mitchell's "Broken Legs" podcast. Austin and Duncan chat for about an hour about being a playwright and other neat stuff.

Duncan's play Messin' With the Kid was just announced as the full-length play Winner of the 4th Annual Vittum Prize for 2014!

Messin'w With the Kid had a FREE reading as part of the Fresh Fruit Festival's Annual Reading Series! Starring Eric C. Bailey, Joe Fanelli, Brian Morvant, Imran Sheik, and Matt ZanFagna.

The first 15 minutes of Duncan's new work-in-progress The Douchegirl Play (Better Title Pending) was presented as part of New Light Theatre Company's Darkroom Series, March 13th and 14th at 8pm at Access Theater. Directed by Ben Prusiner.

Duncan's play Light and Noise and Bees and Boys was a winner of MTWorks' NewBorn Festival, and had a new reading Saturday Feb 8th, 2014 at 5:30, directed by Isaac Scranton!

Duncan's 10-minute play What I Like was in The Players Theatre's Short Play & Musical Festival SEX! edition, February 13-16.

Duncan's short Christmas play Bring Me Flesh and Bring Me Wine had its premiere in Phoenix Theatre Indianapolis' holiday show A Very Phoenix Xmas 8: Angels We Have Heard While High, November 29th-Dec 22nd 2013! Nice review from Jay Harvey Upstage:
"Duncan Pflaster's Bring Me Flesh and Bring Me Wine bears signs of a bad trip generated by some of the last words in Dickens' Christmas Carol. Eric J. Olson portrays a conflicted adult Tiny Tim, granted immortality of the love-in-vein kind until he's inadvertently taken out of his deathless misery by a homeless woman, spunkily played by Lynn Wilhite. As it unfolded Thursday night, Bring Me Flesh and Bring Me Wine kept its fantastic glow warm. Pflaster's caprice struck home, thanks to a message that the passing pleasures of the Christmas season, if nurtured by real love, are worth treasuring so much more than rootless wealth and no hope of closure."

Duncan's short Christmas play Perfect Little Snowflake had its premiere with North South Theatre in Glendale, California, part of their Winter Rites evening of plays, December 13th and 14th!

Duncan wrote a new short play A Friend Request from Uncle Jack for 3 Voices Theatre's "Say Uncle" Fundraiser. A staged reading of the script was directed by founding member Jenn Tufaro, and starred Jordan Tierney and Jennifer Lynn Tune. The performance was Tuesday, October 22 at 8pm, at Joria Productions, Mainstage Theater, 260 W 36th Street, 3rd Floor.

Dream Catcher Entertainment (who previously did a reading of Duncan's play Nothing Human) is having their annual installment of Terror Tales, an evening of new spooky/scary/macabre monologues. Duncan's new monologue The Roast was part of the evening. Listen to it on SoundCloud here, performed by Joshua Powell!

Duncan's full-length play Fourteen Hundred and Sixty Sketches of Your Left Hand had its premiere as part of the first annual UNFringed Theatre Festival at the Secret Theater in Queens, where it won Best Play and Best Actor (Emilio Paul Tirado)!

Duncan's dark one-act play Hate Myself in the Morning had a reading with Emerging Artists Theatre's New Works series in October 2013, directed by Isaac Scranton, and starring Gregory James Cohan and Driftwood Players' 4th Annual DWP Festival of shorts July 12-14 in Edmonds, WA!

Duncan's short play Pocket Universe was in the DC Queer Theatre Fest in May/June 2013!
Link to Duncan's Page on their Site

Duncan's new play Messin' With the Kid had a reading with Outcast Theatre Company, June 23rd at 5pm at the Manhattan Theatre Club Creative Center, 311 West 43rd Street.

Duncan's Vampire Play Suckers, last seen in 2009, had a new production with The Alley Theater in Kentucky, part of InHuman:a Festival of the Undead, April 11-19th!
Great review from Arts-Louisville.com:
"Duncan Pflaster has written creatures of the night that are highly fashionable in the ways of the latest trends, so over poseurs and are quite aware that no one understands them and that's how they like it. And most importantly, these trendy vampires aren't sparkly- like some others. (...) The Alley Theater is lucky to have a relevant and fresh script that also makes for a spooky tale as well. Whether you buy into the current vampire craze that's been sweeping the nation or, if you're just curious about the InHuman festival, Suckers is worth checking out."


Duncan's short play My Perfect Life made it to the finals in The LIC One-Act Play Festival at the Secret Theatre in Queens, NY. April 18-21st.

Duncan's new play Nothing Human had a new reading with Dreamcatcher Entertainment Monday April 22nd, in their "talent on tap" series on April 22nd at 8pm. At Ryan's Daughter in NYC. $10, with free drink.

Duncan's 10-minute play Prince Charming, presented without comment Prince Charming, Presented Without Comment part of "Middlebury Festival of New Plays: Undressing Cinderella" a series of deconstructions of the Cinderella story, at Middlebury College in Vermont. April 10-13

Duncan's 10-minute play Mine or Yours had a new production with Ticket 2 Eternity Productions, part of Disjointed Love Shorts: a comedy in pieces, March 21-24th. Duncan's new musical Really Real Love had a developmental reading in March, part of Emerging Artists Theatre's "Notes from a Page" series!

Duncan has teamed up with Christopher C. Cariker and Alan McNaney, as "Laughing Swingset Productions", to make some short comedy sketches to give to the Internets. Our projects can be seen on YouTube and Funny or Die. Feel free to subscribe; our upcoming work will also be posted there.

Duncan's Award-winning Lesbian Verse Play The Tragedy of Dandelion had a reading with On the Square Productions Monday Dec. 17th at 7:30 pm! Directed by Michael Swartz, and featuring: Rob Benson*, Charles Andrew Callaghan*, Erik Gullberg*, Leone Hanman*, Christopher Kloko, Jason Michael Miller, Rachel McPhee*, and Marnie Schulenburg* (* Actors Appearing courtesy of Actors Equity Association)

Duncan's 10-minute play Secret Santa appeared in NSFW: The Office Plays, at Obsidian Space in Texas! Great review: "Duncan Pflaster's SECRET SANTA, directed by Jon Harvey, is my favorite work in the bunch. It is a hysterical pastiche of cliched office stereotypes all forced into the same Christmas party where madcap craziness ensues. Standout performances include Clarity Welch's hyper sexualized Christmas song, Anna Julia's awkward cat loving lady that annoys the others, and Michael Weems' ranting Daniel after he thinks he has won the lottery. While some of the antics may play as shocking for the sake of shock value, Jon Harvey's direction makes it work and leaves the audience laughing and uttering, "wow!"

Duncan's new 10-minute play New Lang Syne had a developmental reading in November 2012 with Truant Arts, kicking off their new monthly reading series!

Duncan's Award-winning Lesbian Verse Play The Tragedy of Dandelion had a FREE reading with Oberon Theatre Ensemble directed by Nate Terracio, and starring Jane Cortney, Leah Dietrich, Dianna Martin, Nihara Nichelle, Mary Sheridan, Susan Wallack, and Cotton Wright. 7pm, Sunday November 11th. At The Lambs, 3 West 51st Street, New York, NY.

Duncan's brand-new play Messin' With The Kid, had a reading Friday November 9th, part of the Dramatists Guild's Friday Night Footlights series, starring Eric C. Bailey, Joe Fanelli, Scott Freeman and Adam Samtur.
A young straight man turns to stripping and occasional gay prostitution to support his younger brother after their parents die. He tries to shield his brother from the darker parts of what he does to survive, but when a rich and decadent john offers more money than they've ever seen for a wild weekend, his brother may get drawn into the seedier side of life.

The Taint of Equality, or I Want Your Sex won two Planet Connections Awards! Roberto Alexander won Outstanding Supporting Actor, and Duncan won Outstanding Sound Design!

Duncan's ten-minute play Pocket Universe was part of Vignettes for the Apocalypse 6: The Mayan Countdown Edition, an annual festival of horror/sci-fi plays, produced by End Times Productions!

The Taint of Equality, or I Want Your Sex was nominated for 7 Planet Connections Awards!.
  1. Outstanding Playwriting for a New Script - Duncan Pflaster for The Taint of Equality
  2. Outstanding Choreography (Fight or Dance) - David Baxter (Dance) and Christopher C. Cariker (Fight) for The Taint of Equality
  3. Outstanding Sound Design - Duncan Pflaster for The Taint of Equality
  4. Outstanding Lead Actor in a Play - Alan McNaney as Adrian in The Taint of Equality
  5. Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Play - Roberto Alexander as Mac in The Taint of Equality
  6. Outstanding Actor in a Featured or Cameo Role of a Play or Musical - Derrick Bryant Marshall as Chuck The Baristo in The Taint of Equality
  7. Outstanding Postcard - Duncan Pflaster - The Taint of Equality
Duncan is also nominated for Outstanding Postcard for his design for Coyote on a Fence.

Duncan's 10-minute lesbian superhero play Dark Night of the Russet Rascal was in All Out Arts' Fresh Fruit Festival's 10-minute play series July 22nd, 2012. Directed by Aliza Shane and starred Katie Dickinson, Ashley Lovell, Sierra Marcks, and Cas Marino!

Duncan had TWO ribald sex comedies in the Planet Connections Theatre Festivity this year!
  1. The premiere of The Empress of Sex, produced by G$ Productions and directed by Glory Kadigan
  2. a brand new gay play called The Taint of Equality, or I Want Your Sex, produced by Cross-Eyed Bear Productions and directed by the author.
Duncan's 10-minute science fiction gay play Pocket Universe was in the 2012 Gay Play Series (GPS) at The Ringwald Theatre in Michigan!

Duncan's 10-minute play (they kiss) was part of the "One-Act Factor" competition at the Secret Theater in March!

Duncan's 5-act, all-female, all iambic pentameter play The Tragedy of Dandelion was one of the three winners of MTWorks' National NewBorn Festival, and had a staged reading, directed by Leah Bonvissuto, on February 2nd 2012, and won the Audience Favorite Award! This was Duncan's 2nd year in a row in the festival and winning Audience Favorite (The Empress of Sex won the Audience Favorite award last year). The Tragedy of Dandelion won a new developmental reading with MTWorks' sister company On the Square Productions, in December 2012.

The Empress of Sex had a new staged reading in Michigan, February 21st, part of Actor's Theatre of Grand Rapids' new script reading series The Pipeline.

Duncan was asked to be the final guest blogger of 2011 on the NYIT Awards' blog. Read his posts on reviewing and being reviewed.

Duncan's play The Wastes of Time has an upcoming revival as part of All Out Art's Fresh Fruit Festival, directed by David Stallings, and starring: Peter C. Cappello*, Mark Emerson*, John Heath, and Susan Barnes Walker*.
4 performances: Tuesday, October 25th, 7:30pm, Wednesday, October 26th, 5pm, Friday, October 28th, 9pm, Saturday, October 29th, 1pm. At the WorkShop Theater Mainstage: 312 W. 36th Street, 4th floor. Tickets $18 at www.FreshFruitFestival.com or 866-811-4111

Duncan will also have a one night only reading of several short spooky and comic plays under the title Spooky Pflasterpieces as part of Fresh Fruit- Ghosts, costume parties, government censorship, and much much more! Sure to bring a chill to your back and a smile to your face- the spookiest bone is the humerus! One night only! Wednesday October 26th from 7pm-8pm (Immediately following the 5pm performance of The Wastes of Time). WorkShop Theater Mainstage, 312 West 36th St., between 8th and 9th Avenues, 4th Floor! Only $10, which includes wine and snacks!

Duncan's one-act play Mine or Yours will have a new production as part of Untucked, F.A.C.T. (Friends Always Creating Theatre)'s benefit for the Graduate Arts Center and the LGBT Grad Society at Baruch College, starting October 23rd!

Duncan's play The Empress of Sex had a staged reading as part of Oberon Theatre Ensemble's 2011 Fall Reading Series, directed by Joan Kane.

Duncan's short play Patrick and Lisa's Wedding was part of Manhattan Repertory Theatre's one-act play competition in September, in a production directed by Clara Barton Green!

Duncan directed a reading of The Intruder, by Sheila Robinson, part of Chelsea Rep LAB Emerging Artists One-Act Play Festival of New Works, in late August.

Duncan's play The Tragedy of Dandelion is a finalist for MTWorks' 2011 NewBorn Festival!

Duncan's one-page play Say Something Shocking (the Spit-Take Play) had an encore performance at Spare Change Theater's "Best Of In a New York Minute", August 12th-13th. Since the piece was a winner in the last competition, Spare Change Theater will also be doing a reading of a longer play by Duncan, in late August!

Duncan's play Sweeter Dreams was honored with two Planet Connections Theatre Festivity Awards - for Best Featured Actress (Clara Barton Green) and Best Featured Actor (Douglas Rossi)!

Windmills, the evening of short plays by Meri Wallace that Duncan produced, had a totally sold-out run in the Midtown International Theatre Festival!

Duncan's plays Mine or Yours, Men in Towels, and Bill's Threesome, as well as some of Duncan's poetry, were featured in special evenings of the Fresh Fruit Festival!

Duncan will be producing Windmills, Meri Wallace's evening of five short plays, in the Midtown International Theatre Festival's Short Subjects this year.

Duncan's multimedia play Sweeter Dreams had a great run in the Planet Connections Theatre Festivity. We got a great review from Theatre Is Easy!

A scene from Duncan's verse play The Tragedy of Dandelion was performed at Covent Garden in England, by Iris Theatre, as part of their Workin Progress 2 evening.

Duncan's short play Mine or Yours won 2nd place in the Fresh Fruit 10 MInute Play Competition! It was directed by Keith Patrick Dunn, and starred David Baxter, Caroline Samaan, Jake Koenig, and Kait Marrin. There will be another performance with Kelly Nichols filling in for Kait on July 15th, as part of the Fresh Fruit Festival.

Duncan's one-page play Say Something Shocking, or, The Spit-Take Play won the first night of Spare Change Theatre's "In a New York Minute" play competition! You can see it on YouTube here. My prize was a reading of a full-length play some time in the future, hosted by Spare Change Theatre. More info on that to come, once it's decided.

AND, a couple of weeks before that, the same script was produced by Philadelphia's Act For Charity, as part of their "Pocket-Sized Plays". That video is on YouTube here. (The sound isn't so great, but it's worth watching (after you watch the other) for the different character interpretations, and the impressive ending).

3/30/11
Duncan's multimedia play Sweeter Dreams has been accepted into
Planet Connections Theatre Festivity! This will be Duncan's third time taking part in the festivity. Please donate to our Kickstarter campaign to help fund the production!

2/07/11
Duncan's experimental play Six Silences in Three Movements will be produced March 19th at 9pm, 20th at 6pm, and 24th at 9pm, as part of Manhattan Repertory Theatre's Winterfest 2011!

Check out our press photos and our promo video:


Duncan's gay nativity play Pleased as Man with Man to Dwell will have a free reading as part of All Out Arts' Fresh Fruit Festival's Developmental Reading Series. 7pm, Wednesday, March 9th, at the Jan Hus Playhouse, E 74th between 1st and 2nd. Talkback to follow.

Duncan's verse play The Tragedy of Dandelion is currently a semi-finalist for the 2011 Eugene O'Neill Playwright's Conference!

The reading of The Empress of Sex won the Audience Favorite award in MTWorks' NewBorn Festival, and was granted an extra performance in the last day of the festival!

1/10/11
Duncan's new Erotic Romantic Comedy The Empress of Sex will have two FREE staged readings coming up:
  1. The Hive Theatre Collective is doing a benefit reading on Monday, January 24th at 8pm, at The Midtown Theatre at HA! Comedy Club at 163 West 46th Street (between 6th and 7th Avenue). More info at the link! And check out the NSFW promotional bookmark!
  2. A Staged Reading Saturday February 5th at 6pm, as part of MTWorks' NewBorn Festival, and directed by Glory Kadigan.

11/20/10
Duncan's one-act play The Questions of The Queen, commissioned by JustASK Productions, will be performed as part of their Anyone for a Swingin' Threesome?, December 6th, 13th, 20th, and 21st!

Duncan's one-page Christmas play Your Favorite Things was performed as part of NativeAliens' Figgy Pudding's Hilarious Holiday Hoohah December 8th-11th.

Duncan's play The Empress of Sex will have a Staged Reading directed by Glory Kadigan, as part of MTWorks' NewBorn Festival in February 2011!

Jennifer Gawlik won Outstanding Supporting Actress in the 2010 MITF Awards for her performance as Ally January in Duncan's The Starship Astrov!

8/23/10
Duncan's play The Starship Astrov has been nominated for Eleven MITF Awards!
  1. Outstanding Production of a Play - Oberon Theatre Ensemble for The Starship Astrov
  2. Outstanding Playwriting for a New Script - Duncan Pflaster, for The Starship Astrov
  3. Outstanding Direction - Eric Parness for The Starship Astrov
  4. Outstanding Costume Design - Mark Richard Caswell for The Starship Astrov
  5. Outstanding Sound Design - Nick Moore for The Starship Astrov
  6. Outstanding Scenic Design - Darby Cire for The Starship Astrov
  7. Outstanding Lighting Design - Isabella F. Byrd for The Starship Astrov
  8. Outstanding Lead Actor in a Play - Walter Brandes as Captain Jonas January in The Starship Astrov
  9. Outstanding Lead Actress in a Play - Elizabeth A. Davis as Celaria in The Starship Astrov
  10. Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Play or Musical - Jennifer Gawlik as Ensign Ally January in The Starship Astrov
  11. Outstanding Ensemble Performance - Walter Brandes, Elizabeth A. Davis, Philip Emeott, Ariel Estrada, Jennifer Gawlik, Rafael Jordan, and Christine Verleny in The Starship Astrov

AND, Closure, in which Duncan directed Meri Wallace's short play "Shoot the Playwright", has been nominated for Outstanding Production of a Play and Outstanding Ensemble Performance- congrats to Howling Moon Cab Company and to the 20-person cast (but especially to the gang from "Shoot the Playwright", which starred Marnie Klar, Lauren Milberger, and Adam Samtur, and featured cameos by CJ Bane, Edmond J. Cody III, Clara Barton Green, Saoko Okano, and Nicholas Santasier).


8/1/10
Duncan's play The Thyme of the Season won Outstanding Playwriting for Adaptation, Revival or Sequel at the Planet Connections Theatre Festivity Awards! Mark Richard Caswell also won for Outstanding Costume Design. Duncan also was honored with a Congeniality Award.

7/27/10
Duncan's script The Empress of Sex is a finalist in MTWorks' NewBorn Festival, and was given a private reading with the MTWorks company!

7/31/10
Oberon Theatre Ensemble produced Duncan's play The Starship Astrov in the 11th Annual Midtown International Theatre Festival in July 2010, and got incredible reviews!

7/31/10
Duncan directed a short play called Shoot the Playwright by Meri Wallace, in her MITF show Closure, an evening of one-act plays. "Shoot the Playwright" starred Marnie Klar, Lauren Milberger, and Adam Samtur, and featured cameos by CJ Bane, Edmond J. Cody III, Clara Barton Green, Saoko Okano, and Nicholas Santasier.

7/13/10
  • Duncan's shows in the Planet Connections Theatre Festivity are nominated for Planet Connections Awards in several categories:

    The Thyme of the Season has been nominated for:
    Outstanding Overall Production of a Revival/Adaptation/Sequel (previously published/or adapted script) - The Thyme of the Season, Produced by Cross-Eyed Bear Productions benefiting Planned Parenthood; Written and Directed by Duncan Pflaster
    Outstanding Playwriting for an Adaptation, Revival or Sequel - Duncan Pflaster
    Outstanding Costume Design Mark Richard Caswell
    Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Play - Rebecca Hirota for the role of Hermia and Tania Jeudy for the role of Pumpkinseed
    Outstanding Actor in a Featured or Cameo Role of a Play - Eric C. Bailey for the role of Bottom
    Outstanding Postcard - Duncan Pflaster Postcard Design

    Clandestine has been nominated for:
    Outstanding Overall Production of an Entire Evening of One-Acts Clandestine - Produced by NewGround Theatre Collective benefiting Women In Need (WIN), Written by Glory Bowen, Ann Gillespie, Alex Goldberg, Duncan Pflaster, Nandita Shenoy and Jonathan Wallace; Directed by Luke Harlan, Cindy N. Kawasaki, Rachel Klein and Michael Schwartz.
    Outstanding Playwriting Short Form (One Act)- Duncan Pflaster for Dark Night of the Russet Rascal (also nominated for Clandestine: Alex Goldberg for Lying Naked, Nandita Shenoy for Rules of Engagement, and Johnathan Wallace for UFO Weather)
    Outstanding Actor in a One-Act Production - Matt Carr for the role of The Spanglish Fly in Dark Night of the Russet Rascal (also nominated for Clandestine: Eugene Oh for the role of Eugene in Rules of Engagement and Dominic Spillane for the role of Carter in Lying Naked)
    Outstanding Actress in a One-Act Production - Jessica Pohly for the role of Alice "ACE" McAllister in Dark Night of the Russet Rascal (also nominated for Clandestine: Rosebud Baker for the Role of Lily in Lying Naked)

    Duncan is also personally nominated for the festival's Congeniality Award: for "his general friendliness and open-hearted nature."

    The awards ceremony is August 1st. The Full List of all the nominations is here: http://www.planetconnectionsfestivity.com/2010-awards

  • 7/18/10
    Duncan's short play Gay Time Machine was featured in JustASK Productions' One Night Stand with John Tartaglia July 18th at 7pm! The winner of the evening received a commission to write a new short play for JustASK to produce this Fall.
    On July 18th from 7-9pm at the Irish Rogue, Just ASK would like to invite YOU to VOTE for our second of three playwrights you would like to see produced in Just ASK's upcoming fall "Threesome."

    You will watch 7 FIVE MINUTE PLAYS by Adam Delia, Stephanie Bok, Will Lacker, Gregg Greenberg, Melissa Kagen, Duncan Pflaster, and Nora Vetter and choose ONE AND ONLY ONE VICTOR OF THE EVENING.

    With special music guests BEN LEAR( http://www.lillianmusic.com/) and BLUE KID(http://www.facebook.com/BlueKidSings)

    $5 cover+ 2 drink min. or food equivalent.

    To recap: one hilarious Tony Nominee host + 7 original plays + 2 stellar music acts + Broadway tix and posters raffle + witnessing the triumph of democracy= $5. Look into the eyes of John Tartaglia and Rod the Republican and do what's right--JOIN US!

    6/23/10
    Duncan's 10-minute play Mine or Yours was part of Stage Q's Queer Shorts 5 in Wisconsin, June 10-19th! Reviews called it "A campy sex romp" and "A hilarious sketch"!

    6/20/10
    Great reviews for Clandestine, which featured Duncan's "Dark Night of the Russet Rascal", as well as another rave for The Thyme of the Season!
    "The Thyme of the Season does a good job of illustrating what happens when you think you have everything - but really have just the first few steps in the direction of self-discovery. (...) Ultimately, The Thyme of the Season succeeds in what it sets out to do - it's a great, colorful and worthy successor to the "prequel". From the costumes (Mark Richard Caswell), to the clever dialogue which stays faithful to the period while still advocating modern ideals (without creating jarring anachronisms). While fans of Shakespeare will recognize a lot of themes, you don't necessarily have to be a fan of the original to thoroughly enjoy this tale... moniker of "sequel" aside, Thyme is well developed enough to stand on its own and is an enjoyable piece of theatre. Definitely make the thyme to see it."

    6/11/10
    Our first review for The Thyme of the Season, from TheatreIsEasy.com: Sure, they spell my name wrong a couple of times, but what a great review!
    "BOTTOM LINE: A witty, edgy, and thoroughly entertaining return to Athens' forest that does the original play justice. (...) And it is all acted with infectious spirit. There is not a weak link in this gorgeous, enthusiastic cast. (...) The dialogue simulates Shakespearean verse with the occasional hilarious veer into modern language. (...) Another great aspect of The Thyme of the Season is Mark Richard Caswell's rich, colorful costuming. The beautiful clothes and the evocative original music, provided by Matthew Applebaum and Michelle O'Connor, more than compensate for the small, bare stage. (...) If you're a fan of the original play, it would be a waste to miss this blast of a follow-up."

    4/28/10
    Duncan's script The Empress of Sex was a semi-finalist in Chicago's About Face Theatre 2010 XYZ Festival of New Work!

    4/06/10
    Duncan won 2nd Place in Stage and Cinema's 2010 Theater Review Contest, for his review of Beowulf: A Thousand Years of Baggage on BroadwayWorld.com.

    Coming up at the end of April, Duncan will be curating the last Short Play Lab to be held at Where Eagles Dare before they close their doors at the beginning of May. The SPL will feature plays by Elisa Abatsis, Sari Caine, David Dudley, Fidel Fonteboa, Carol Mark, Pat O'Connor, Jonathan Wallace, Meri Wallace, Nora Vetter, and Duncan.
    The shows will be at 7pm and 9pm Saturday April 24th and at 2pm and 4pm on Sunday the 25th.

    Performance Dates have been announced for The Thyme of the Season, Duncan's new sequel to A Midsummer Night's Dream! Show info is up on The Planet Connections Theatre Festivity Website! Rehearsals begin mid-May.
    Also, Duncan's short play The Dark Night of the Russet Rascal will be in the festivity as part of New Ground Theatre Company's evening of short plays: Clandestine.
    You can purchase tickets to both already, if you are so inclined!

    2/10/10
    Duncan has been accepted to the Planet Connections Theatre Festivity for a second year! Coming in June, the full production of The Thyme of the Season!

    Duncan will be adapting and directing a production of Timon of Athens in April 2010, starring Clara Barton Green as Timon! Produced by Howling Moon Cab Company. Sadly, this production had to be cancelled. It may be revived in Fall 2010.

    1/26/10
    Duncan gets a New Interview with Byrne Harrison of StageBuzz.com!

    1/20/10
    Duncan's 10-minute play (they kiss) will be part of the Short Play Lab at Where Eagles Dare February 27th and 28th, starring Elisa Abatsis, Christopher Boerger, and Don Pflaster. The SPL is curated by Jonathan Wallace, with the theme "The Play Plays": all plays about the experience of doing theatre. Duncan will also be directing Matt Hoverman's Distracted in the same festival.

    The Short Play Lab that Duncan curated in early January went well. 13 awesome 10-minute shows, including Duncan's Mine or Yours, which starred Jeffery Martin, Kelly Nichols, Alexander Nicosia, and Susan Slotoroff! Congrats to all the playwrights!

    12/18/09
    Short Play Lab that I'm guest-curating is coming up January 9th and 10th! My short play Mine or Yours will be in the comedies line-up.
    Get tickets On SmartTix.com here.

    11/02/09
    this Wednesday at 7:30pm is Oberon Theater Ensemble's reading of my Chekhov-in-Space play The Starship Astrov! The free reading will be directed by Eric Parness, starring Gabe Bettio, Walter Brandes, Don Castro, Jane Cortney, Jarel Davidow, Jennifer Gawlik, and Laura Siner.
    Directions and info here.

    And this Sunday at 3pm is a staged reading of my lesbian superhero 10-minute play Dark Night of the Russet Rascal, directed by Rosebud Baker. Performed with 4 other short plays as part of New Ground Theatre Collective's "Cornerstones" reading series, at the Off-Broadway Bleeker Street Theater, 45 Bleeker Street @ Lafayette St. $10, or if you want to see the other plays in the Saturday series as well, it's $16 for both nights. You can purchase advance tickets at the link above.
    (I'll be there to see both nights, but will have to leave early on Sunday to make it to a new tech gig I have- so if you come, say hi before the show).

    Phare Play's 21-hour play festival two weeks ago was a lot of fun! You can see video of my piece My Perfect Life up on YouTube now!
    Part 1 here.
    Part 2 here.
    It's pretty entertaining, I think. Thanks to my Director, Chris Simon, and the fantastic cast Tanya Fazal, Erin Fehr, Jamie Sara Lewis, and Jeffery Martin.
    Also, some of us blogged blindly during the process, and you can read that here.

    And some exciting news! World Players, Inc. has just chosen my brand-new short play The Goose is Getting Fat to be part of their KICK IT! festival of holiday plays, December 3rd-5th! Just got the e-mail this weekend!
    More info on that when we get closer.

    10/15/09
    This weekend is Phare Play's 21-hour play series! I start writing Friday at 10pm, and deliver a play Saturday at 10am.
    Performances will be Saturday, October 17th, at 7pm and 9:30pm, at ATA Beckmann Theatre of Actors. Tickets and reservations and more info at the link above (if you're planning to attend the 9:30 show, it's probably a good idea to make a reservation- it usually sells out).

    My one-page play Your Favorite Things will be performed as part of JustAsk Productions' One Night Stands benefit, an evening of short play readings. My piece will be directed by Case Aiken, and will star Sam Sagenkahn, Susan Stout, and Peter Klein. Performance Tuesday, October 20th at 7pm (doors open at 6:30), at The Irish Rogue 356 W 44th St. I think it's $5.

    And, an update- Oberon Theater Ensemble's reading of my Chekhov-in-Space play The Starship Astrov will be on Wednesday, November 4th at 7:30pm. The free reading will be directed by Eric Parness. Cast and place still TBA.

    8/31/09
    Last night Duncan WON an MITF award for Outstanding Supporting Actor for his appearance in I Hate Love! The show also won for Outstanding Ensemble Performance, Outstanding Direction: Mark Duncan, and the Producer's Award (most tickets sold in our theater) for The Collective Objective, which came with a cash prize.

    8/23/09
    Duncan has been nominated for an MITF award for Outstanding Supporting Actor for his appearance in I Hate Love! The show is also nominated for Outstanding Ensemble Performance, Outstanding Direction: Mark Duncan, and Outstanding Show Marketing & Advertising (including Programs, Postcards, Websites, etc.).

    The awards Ceremony is August 30th at New World Stages.

    7/09/09
    Duncan's vampire comedy Suckers was nominated for 6 Planet Connections Theatre Festivity Awards!
    • Outstanding Playwriting for a New Script of a Play - Duncan Pflaster
    • Outstanding Costumes - Mark Richard Caswell
    • Outstanding Sound Design - Duncan Pflaster
    • Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Play - Alan McNaney for the role of Rich
    • Outstanding Actor in a Featured Role of a Play - Joe Fanelli for the role of David Lamb
    • Outstanding Postcard and Program - Duncan Pflaster
    AND Outstanding Performance in a Reading - Patricia Comstock as Nicole in Duncan's Hate Myself in the Morning

    Duncan is also nominated for the Congeniality Award. He's looking forward to the swimsuit competition.

    Ceremony is August 2nd. Information on all the nominees and how to get tickets here!

    Ore Coin Small05/31/09
    Ore, or Or had a very successful run, with some great press. Check out our production photos, reviews and more!


    05/20/09
    Duncan's 10-minute play What I Like had its premiere as part of the Where Eagles Dare 10-page play festival, May 17th at 7pm, directed by Alexandra Finger, and starring Philip Estrera, John Heath, Jake Krickhan, Alexander Nicosia, Shane Regier, and Michael Wetherbee.

    04/24/09
    You can now Buy Tickets for Ore, or Or! Tickets are ordinarily $12, but right now there's an early-bird special for only $10 with code NOW05 through April 25th. (Or you can buy tickets to all three shows for $25, which saves you $11 off the regular prices! Check it out!

    04/09/09
    My show at Phare Play's 21-hour play Festival turned out to be a lot of fun. Check out Dark Night of the Russet Rascal here on YouTube. (2 parts, about 7 minutes each). My play won "Best Use of Prop" again! Playwrights, directors and actors twittered and tweeted through the process, and all were collected into A Blog. A fun read.

    3/04/09
    1. Saturday, March 21st, Duncan will have TWO one-page plays in the Where Eagles Dare One-Page Play Festival! Come check it out! Buy tickets now- it sold out last time, and people were turned away. Duncan has no plays in the Sunday show.
    2. Duncan will be participating again in Phare Play's 21-hour play festival. He starts writing at 10pm and delivers a play by the next morning, which is then produced that night. He did it last year (and wrote about it on the Fab Marquee) and it was a fun time. There are two performances the night of March 28th- at 7pm and 9:30pm. Tickets $15, or $12 for students. Audience votes at the end of the shows, so come on out! Last year Duncan's play won "best use of prop"!
    3. April 6, 7, and 8, Duncan's one-act play Patrick and Lisa's Wedding will be performed as part of StageRight Productions' next showcase of 7 short one act plays, at TGB Theater.
    4. In May, Ore, or Or will be going up at Workshop Theater in rep with Squiggy and the Goldfish and Mare Cognitum as part of a repertory merger. It's three theater companies (Cross-Eyed Bear Productions, Small Pond Entertainment, and Theater of the Expendable) banding together to fight the recession and lower costs. We're trying to decide on a name for all of us as a gestalt entity (Small Bear and the Expendable Ponds?), and will be taking a poll soon, to see what you think!

    2/23/09
    Duncan's one-page play Your Favorite Things was a hit in the Where Eagles Dare one-page play festival! Starring Patricia Comstock, Carlos Rafael Fernandez, and Sam Rosenberg. Production taped from the audience by Jena Tesse Fox. Thanks, Tesse!


    2/05/09
    1. Duncan's one-page play Your Favorite Things will be in John Chatterton's one-page play festival on Saturday, February 21st! Buy your tickets here!
    2. Duncan's vampire play Suckers has been accepted into the Planet Connections Theatre Festivity! Show will be going up for 8 performances in June 2009! He'll also be doing a one-performance reading of his one-act Hate Myself in the Morning


    12/30/08
    Ore, or Or was mentioned in Michael Dale's 2008's Ten Memorable Theatre Moments You May Have Missed, over on BroadwayWorld.com!

    12/04/08
    The performance dates of Ore, or Or have been announced:
    Two performances:
    Wednesday, 12/17 at 8:30pm.
    Saturday 12/20 at 4:30pm.

    To reserve a seat for any of the New Works Festival performances, email totetickets@gmail.com with the title of the show (and, for the workshops, date and time of the performance you will attend) and with the number of seats you would like to reserve. There is a $5 suggested donation, and a maximum of four seats per reservation.

    Listing of all the workshops and readings (and info on their Three Sisters, which sounds super-cool) at the TotE website.


    11/17/08
    The Fab Marquee asked me to write up my experience with Phare Play's 21-hour play festival. It's over here!

    11/07/08
    Theatre of the Expendable has asked for Duncan's play Ore, or Or to be part of their New Works Reading Festival in December 2008- the show will have a workshop with two performances in December!

    10/9/08
    Upcoming things Duncan is involved in:
    1. On Hallowe'en night, Spotlight On is bringing back its wildly popular variety show, hosted by Frank Calo!
      Featuring an Eclectic and Highly Entertaining Array of Acts (including a reprise of my 10-minute play Hold Thy Peace, Thou Knave)

      Friday October 31, at 7pm (reception) - 7:30 show.
      Wine & hors d'oeuvre after-party with weird & unusual fun (should be over by 11, so you can still catch the Village fun afterward)

      Joria Theatre
      230 West 36th St. 3rd Floor (Between 7th & 8th)
      Admission $20 (or only $15 if you wear a Hallowe'en Costume!)
      Reservations: spotlightonfest@msn.com


    2. November 8th, I'll be in Phare Play's 4th session of Short Shorts: at 10pm on the 7th, I'll get some headshots, then I have 12 hours (till 10am the next morning) to write a new short play for them. Then I sleep while a director and the actors get it ready for two shows at 7PM and 9:30PM. Plus the audience votes at the end of each show for the awards.

      I'll most likely only be at the 9:30 performance, since I'll be in a reading of a musical that afternoon, and I'm not sure what time that'll get out.

      It'll be at the Beckmann at the American Theatre of Actors located at 314 West 54th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues.
      Tickets are only $12 and can be bought at the door or online at this link.


    9/2/08
    WE WON!
    Prince Trevor Amongst the Elephants won three MITF awards!


    Outstanding Overall Production of a New Comedy Play (previously unpublished script)
    Prince Trevor Amongst the Elephants produced by Cross-Eyed Bear Productions; Written and Directed by Duncan Pflaster; Costume Design by David Withrow; Lighting Design by Kevin B. Ploth; Original Music Composition by Adam Rabin; Fight Choreography by Chris C. Cariker; Performed by Eric C. Bailey, Christopher C. Cariker, Patricia Comstock, Jon Crefeld, Keith Patrick Dunn, Carols Rafael Fernandez. Paula Galloway, Clara Barton Green, Jason Alan Griffen, Kelly Nichols, Luke Strandquist and Jess Cassidy White.

    Outstanding Playwriting for a New Script Play OR Book of a Musical (Readings excluded)
    Duncan Pflaster for Prince Trevor Amongst the Elephants (tie with Monica Bauer for The Higher Education of Khalid Amir)

    Outstanding Lead Actor in a Play
    Carlos Rafael Fernandez for the role of Prince Trevor in Prince Trevor Amongst the Elephants (tie with Eric Percival as Johnny in Bubby's Shadow)


    8/25/08
    Duncan is taking part in Small Pond Entertainment's second Producer's Sprint! 2 weeks to put up a play!

    Girls, Boys, and Toby Belch
    An evening of three one-act plays by award-winning playwright Duncan Pflaster (Author of Prince Trevor Amongst the Elephants, nominated for nine MITF awards!).

    "The Fugly Train" (two girls discuss the philosophy of beauty while riding the subway),
    "First to Fall Asleep" (Frat boy antics get out of hand when a freshman falls asleep at a party), and
    "Hold Thy Peace, thou Knave" (Actors backstage at a production of "12th Night" get more than they expect when their understudy Toby Belch starts going a little haywire).

    The Bridge Theater at Shetler Studios
    244 West 54th Street, 12th Floor

    Only $15!
    Only two nights- the 30th and 31st!
    Only 40 seats in the house


    8/20/08
    The Midtown International Theater Festival has just announced its 2008 awards, and my play Prince Trevor Amongst the Elephants has been nominated for 9 awards!!!

    Outstanding Overall Production of a New Comedy Play (previously unpublished script)
    Prince Trevor Amongst the Elephants produced by Cross-Eyed Bear Productions; Written and Directed by Duncan Pflaster; Costume Design by David Withrow; Lighting Design by Kevin B. Ploth; Original Music Composition by Adam Rabin; Fight Choreography by Chris C. Cariker; Performed by Eric C. Bailey, Christopher C. Cariker, Patricia Comstock, Jon Crefeld, Keith Patrick Dunn, Carols Rafael Fernandez. Paula Galloway, Clara Barton Green, Jason Alan Griffen, Kelly Nichols, Luke Strandquist and Jess Cassidy White.

    Outstanding Playwriting for a New Script Play OR Book of a Musical (Readings excluded)
    Duncan Pflaster for Prince Trevor Amongst the Elephants

    Outstanding Costume Design
    David Withrow for Prince Trevor Amongst the Elephants

    Outstanding Lead Actor in a Play
    Carlos Rafael Fernandez for the role of Prince Trevor in Prince Trevor Amongst the Elephants

    Outstanding Lead Actress in a Play
    Kelly Nichols for the roles of Bluebella/Thalia/Sarah in Prince Trevor Amongst the Elephants

    Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play
    Keith Patrick Dunn for the role of King Soignee/Morty Fugit in Prince Trevor Amongst the Elephants

    Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play
    Paula Galloway for the role of Lynetta in Prince Trevor Amongst the Elephants

    Outstanding Ensemble in a Play or Full Evening of One-Acts (Cast of 3 or more)
    Eric C. Bailey, Christopher C. Cariker, Patricia Comstock, Jon Crefeld, Keith Patrick Dunn, Carols Rafael Fernandez. Paula Galloway, Clara Barton Green, Jason Alan Griffen, Kelly Nichols, Luke Strandquist and Jess Cassidy White for Prince Trevor Amongst the Elephants

    Outstanding Program
    Prince Trevor Amongst the Elephants: Duncan Pflaster/United Stages


    So excited. So honored. So pleased. The award ceremony is Friday, September 5th! Keep your fingers crossed for us!

    8/03/08
    The MITF performances of Prince Trevor Amongst the Elephants are over. We had a great time, but all things must end. Check out our Prince Trevor Reviews and our publicity photos and video and remember the good times!

    7/21/08
    Our first Prince Trevor Review is up!

    7/02/08
    Interview with Duncan on United Stages today!

    7/01/08
    Our Prince Trevor Publicity Video is posted!!!

    6/23/08
    We have Prince Trevor Publicity Photos!!!
    Thanks to wonderful photographer Jason Specland!

    6/10/08
    Our Benefit was a great success! Thanks to all who attended!

    5/23/08
    We are now fiscally sponsored by Fractured Atlas! If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation to Cross-Eyed Bear Productions, you can do it online here. Every little bit helps!
    If you're planning to donate more than $1000 at a time (which would be awesome), you need a special letter. E-mail me at the link above.

    Cross-Eyed Bear Productions is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions in behalf of Cross-Eyed Bear Productions may be made payable to Fractured Atlas and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.

    5/12/08
    Right now the first three performances of Prince Trevor Amongst the Elephants are available at http://www.ticketcentral.com for advance sale.
    You can get a $3 discount (from $18 to $15) by using code ADVA- that advance sale is on until May 30th.

    If we don't sell a certain number of tickets by the 30th, some of our later performances may be cancelled, so if you know when you plan to come, and you can buy tickets now, please do so!!!

    4/03/08
    Duncan's award-winning play Prince Trevor Amongst the Elephants has just been accepted into this year's Midtown International Theatre Festival! The show will have a production in July (dates TBA).
    This will be Duncan's second time in the festival, having done The Wastes of Time in 2006.

    3/12/08
    Duncan will be playing Sheriff Boone Doggleberry in a staged reading of Much Ado, a new modern adaptation of Much Ado About Nothing:
    The Collective Objective presents:

    MUCH ADO
    by Kyle Baxter and Jon Crefeld

    Featuring:
    Elizabeth Allerton, Sarah Barry, Jon Crefeld, Lindsay Davis, John Felidi, Kerry Fitzgibbons Anthony Gargano, Roi King, Austin Mitchell, Duncan Pflaster, Bill Schineller, Marina Vrahnos Billy Weimer, and Jess White

    A Staged Reading at the Bridge Theatre
    Shetler Studios, 244 W. 54th, 12th floor
    8pm Tuesday March 25, '08

    www.collob.com/ado.htm

    Join us for the reading and refreshments afterwards.


    2/12/08
    Duncan's one-act play The Fugly Train will premiere at Roland Ramos' "Act One" art party on February 23rd. It will star my frequent collaborators and wonderful performers Alexandra Finger & Clara Barton Green.
    My friend Richard Kirkwood will also be premiering a new piece, and spoken word artists Melissa Surach and St. Peter will also be performing.
    Plus, visual art! Work by Chris Kamppmier, Hyphen-one, and Natalia Kadish will be shown.

    11/12/07
    Duncan was the featured guest artist on an episode of Midnight Ukulele Disco last week! You can see the full half-hour episode here, or there are discrete song clips on the website.
    7/18/07
    Katherine and Friends will be hosting an industry staged reading of Duncan's Midsummer sequel The Thyme of the Season on Monday, September 17th, 2007. Ticket Reservations can be made here.

    7/11/07
    Duncan will be appearing as Sir Andrew Aguecheek in 12th Night, presented by Holla Holla Productions! It'll be at Hudson River Park s Clinton Cove, right on the Hudson River on Saturdays and Sundays from August 4th through August 19th at 1pm and 5pm. The production stars Clara Barton Green as Viola and is directed by Ben Beckley.

    5/18/07
    The new review from Hi!Drama has been posted on the Admit Impediments page! The TV interview went well.

    5/11/07
    A review for Admit Impediments is up! Thanks to HX Magazine!
    We'll also be reviewed by Hi!Drama on TV next week! (With a possible appearance/interview with me!)
    Tune in Friday, May 18th 7:30-8:00PM on Time Warner CH.57 or RCN Ch.85 or http://www.mnn.org

    5/9/07
    D'oh! The E-mail link on this site was down until yesterday, so if you've tried to contact Duncan recently through this website, he probably didn't get it. All is fixed, now, though.

    5/7/07
    Admit Impediments Podcast!
    There is an interview with Duncan about Admit Impediments up on MikeyPod! Click here for a direct link!

    5/5/2007 (cinco de mayo)
    Our first week of shows were awesome, but we need more audience! Please come buy tickets!
    Also, last night some of the cast of Admit Impediments went out to The Duplex for "Mostly Sondheim", and did some numbers for the people. New photos on the Impediments site!

    4/16/2007
    Tickets are now available for Duncan's new Musical Admit Impediments! Opening April 30th!

    2/22/2006
    Janus Theater Company will be doing a reading of Duncan's play The Thyme of the Season at the end of March, for possible production this Summer! Wooo!

    Duncan will also be appearing as The Baron de Charlus and in the ensemble in Art House Productions' version of Camino Real by Tennessee Williams. A cast of 24! Puppets! Multimedia stuff! Crazy cool!
    Opens March 2nd in Jersey City. Check the link for details or to buy tickets.

    10/23/2006
    Prince Trevor Amongst the Elephants won Best Play Long Form (Playwriting award 45 minutes or longer) at the Spotlight On Awards last night! Two years in a row!
    Thanks to the brilliant 13-person cast who put a reading together in just 3 rehearsals, and to Spotlight On for taking chances on my scripts.

    9/19/2006
    Last year's staged reading of Prince Trevor Amongst the Elephants has been nominated for Three Spotlight On Awards for off-off-Broadway Excellence!!!
    1. Best Reading or Evening of Readings - Prince Trevor Amongst the Elephants
    2. Best Performance in a Reading - Jess Cassidy White as Toby the Stable Boy
    3. Best Play Long Form (Playwriting award 45 minutes or longer) - Duncan Pflaster

    Many of my talented friends and colleagues have also been nominated.

    8/23/2006
    Duncan is a semi-finalist in an online TV Pilot-Pitching contest, hosted by the New York Television Festival!

    The idea is a Star Trek sitcom called Leave it to Sulu , which will take place in the Star Trek universe, but have sitcom themes and conventions. It ll be like Cheers, 300 years in the future!

    Go watch the video of me attempting to pitch in 1 minute at the website, and if you like what you see, vote!
    The link to the contest is: http://tv.msn.com/nytvf/contest/pitch
    It's listed under Duncan: Leave it to Sulu .
    Actually watching my pitch is not necessary to vote, but it would be nice if you watched them all. In order to see the video, you should be running Internet Explorer, and using a PC- macs do not work, unless you re running something called boot camp .

    Voting runs today (Wednesday the 23rd) through Friday the 25th.
    12 a.m. - 12 a.m. PST (3 a.m. - 3 a.m. EST). Please vote as soon as possible!
    The finalists will pitch to a celebrity panel of executives at the 2006 NYTF, and then the winner will get an $8,000 network TV pilot production deal. This is very exciting, so please vote!

    8/18/2006
    Duncan will be making a rare acting appearance, playing Bottom in Holla Holla's production of A Midsummer Night's Dream, for free in Central Park - August 19, 20, 26, and 27, at 1pm and 5pm every day! Come bring a chair, bring a picnic, see some fun Shakespeare!
    See the awesome postcard (with map) here!
    (Duncan also designed the postcard)

    8/10/2006
    The Wastes of Time had a great run as part of the Midtown International Theater Festival! We sold out our last two shows!
    In other news, Duncan will soon be appearing as Bottom in Holla Holla's production of A Midsummer Night's Dream in Central Park! Free outdoor theater! E-mail Duncan for more info!

    8/2/2006
    The Wastes of Time has been going swimmingly! Two Great reviews have been posted!

    4/21/2006
    Duncan's new play The Wastes of Time will be in the Midtown International Theater Festival this August! Currently we're in pre-production excitement.

    11/04/2005
    Thanks to everyone who made it out to the staged Reading of Prince Trevor Amongst the Elephants! It went very well, thanks to the super-talented cast! Hopefully there will be a full production sometime next year!

    9/27/2005
    Coming soon, a staged Reading of Duncan's new Big Epic Shakespearean Fairy Tale Play for Adults, Prince Trevor Amongst the Elephants!

    9/24/2005
    Eternity: Time Without End won 4 Spotlight On Awards!
    Best Actress (Clara Barton Green)
    Best Supporting Actor (Jason Specland)
    Best Featured Performer (Joe Fanelli)
    Best Written Original Play (Playwright s Award) long form (Duncan Pflaster)


    We're all just tickled pink.

    8/15/2005
    Eternity: Time Without End has just been nominated for
    12 Spotlight On Awards!
    Best Production
    Best Written Original Play (Playwright s Award) long form (over 45 minutes)
    Best Ensemble Full length or larger work (5 or more in cast)
    Best Direction
    Best Costume Design
    Best Actor (Ari Benjamin)
    Best Actress (Clara Barton Green)
    Best Supporting Actor (Jason Specland
    and Brendan Burke)
    Best Supporting Actress (Alexandra Finger
    and Jena Tesse Fox)
    Best Featured Performer (Joe Fanelli)


    Woo hoo!
    More information about the upcoming (next month) awards ceremony and other nominees can be found at the Spotlight On Website - http://www.spotlighton.org

    Duncan's three-girl one-act play "Patrick and Lisa's Wedding" was recently part of "12 Angriest Women" July 22nd-24th, 2005.
    Our full-length production Eternity: Time Without End was a phenomenal success! Thanks to everyone who came to see it! Go to the page for photos and reviews!

    Our Show Sleeping in Tomorrow was nominated for a 2004 Spotlight On Award!

    The Plays
    The Tragedy of Dandelion
    Fourteen Hundred and Sixty Sketches
    of Your Left Hand

    The Taint of Equality, or I Want Your Sex
    The Empress of Sex
    The Wastes of Time
    Sweeter Dreams
    The Thyme of the Season
    The Starship Astrov
    Suckers
    Ore, or Or
    Prince Trevor Amongst the Elephants
    Admit Impediments
    Eternity: Time Without End
    Sleeping in Tomorrow
    Dik and Jayne Are Not The Same
    Amazing Daedalus
    Eskimo
    Wilder & Wilder
    The Piano That Jack Filled

    Other Plays (one-acts and collaborations)

    Awards

    Postcard Design Services

    Coming Soon!

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