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Roadkill Confidential - Full Length Play, Dark Comedy

Roadkill Confidential

Sheila Callaghan

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Full Length Play, Dark Comedy

3m, 2f

ISBN: 9780573699238

"It's a sick sitcom, it's a thriller, it's a parody, it's a commentary on the art world, it's a - this one's borrowed from the script's title page - 'noir-ish meditation on brutality.'" – The New York Times
"This multi-media spectacle...ransacks familiar pop-cultural genre conventions to deliver a smart and stylish cautionary tale." – Variety

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Description

Full Length Play

Dark Comedy

Mystery/Thriller

75 Minutes

Time Period - Contemporary

Settings Of Play - A small New England county, upstate New York. A road. A dark nondescript room. The end of fall, moving into the winter.

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No intermission, Puppetry, Special Effects, Multimedia

Unit Set/Multiple Settings

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

CAUTIONS

Intense Adult Themes, Strong Language, Smoking

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult

PERFORMANCE GROUP

College Theatre / Student, Professional Theatre, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

Sheila Callaghan is the 2007 recipient of the Whiting Award for Drama
A possibly rogue g-man stalks a stalled-out artist with a suspicious affinity for accident victims. Traps are set, traps are sprung, and everyone gets caught.  Roadkill Confidential tackles, with style, humor and high theatricality, mediated violence and the numbness it produces, and, whether in art or in global politics, the ends can justify the means.

REVIEWS

"Roadkill Confidential, a new work by Sheila Callaghan, is intriguing to watch...it's a sick sitcom, it's a thriller, it's a parody, it's a commentary on the art world, it's a - this one's borrowed from the script's title page - 'noir-ish meditation on brutality.'" – The New York Times

"This multi-media spectacle...ransacks familiar pop-cultural genre conventions to deliver a smart and stylish cautionary tale of an artist who gets caught up in the savagery of her own art." – Variety

"Sheila Callaghan, like many playwrights, operates best when she's angry...dry her out with a nice, warming rage, and her work crackles...Callaghan parodies brilliantly..." – Time Out New York

Roadkill Confidential was first presented by Clubbed Thumb at 3LD in New York City in September 2010. It was directed by Kip Fagan.

Characters

CASTING

3m, 2f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Ensemble cast, Features Teens

TREVOR – female, mid 30’s, furtive and glamorous
WILLIAM / TV ANNOUNCER / DOCTOR – male, mid-late 40’s, balding, dorky, well-meaning
RANDY / FRIZZY HAIRED MAN – male, 14, wiry and manic
MELANIE – female, late 20’s-early 30’s, bubbly and shrill
FBI MAN – male, 30’s-40’s, cool, level, mysterious, jaded
Author
Sheila Callaghan

Sheila Callaghan

Sheila Callaghan's plays have been produced and developed with Soho Rep, Playwright's Horizons, Yale Rep, South Coast Repertory, Clubbed Thumb, The LARK, Actor's Theatre of Louisville, New Georges, The Flea, Woolly Mammoth, Boston Court, and Rattlestick Playwright's Theatre, among others. Sheila is the recipient of the Princess Grace Award for emerging artists, a Jerome Fellowship from the ... view full profile

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