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Geek! - Full Length Play, Comedy

Geek!

Crystal Skillman

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Full Length Play, Comedy

2m, 4f

ISBN: 9780573703195

With pissed-off Pikachus, steam punk armies, stood-up Sailor Moons and roller-blading monsters on the prowl, it's easy to get lost in the Inferno-esque anime convention where the fans, the otakus, and the geeks prowl.

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Description

Full Length Play

Comedy

Fantasy, Adventure

90 minutes

Time Period - Contemporary, Present Day, New Millennium/21st Century

Settings Of Play - Setting: An Anime cos-playing convention in Columbus, Ohio. January.
Time: Now. 

FEATURES / CONTAINS

No intermission, Physical Comedy, Puppetry, Stage Combat, Multimedia

Interior Set

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes, Fantasy Costumes

CAUTIONS

Mild Adult Themes

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult, Teen (Age 14 - 18)

PERFORMANCE GROUP

College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Professional Theatre, Large Stage, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

RECOGNITION / AWARDS

2013 New York Innovative Theater Award Nomination, NY TImes Critics Pick

With pissed-off Pikachus, steam punk armies, stood-up Sailor Moons and roller-blading monsters on the prowl, it's easy to get lost in the Inferno-esque anime convention where the fans, the otakus, and the geeks prowl. But to score a rare meeting with their comic book idol, teenage outcasts Dayna and Honey will take on obsessive magic players, Jedis and elfs, cosplayers and convention guards - through all nine flights of Ohio's Dante's Fire-Con. But when the dark nature of their quest breaks through the fantasy of these girls cos-playing - they find that no game can mask the deep loss they’ve recently shared ... unless they truly discover who they are. 


REVIEWS

"CRITICS PICK! 'Geek!' is a riot of visual invention ...  and the agonizing consequences of receding youth. Now Ms. Skillman is ready to dive into the deeper, darker waters of adulthood."
- New York Times, Read More

"CRITICS PICK! Genuine heart ...  It’s an honest and often hilarious exploration of the complicated, fantasy-fueled, online world some teens inhabit today." - Time Out New York, Read More

"Skillman is a master of wit and character who knows the value of fast action and the honor of good versus evil." - nytheatre.com, Read More

"Using a bit of Crystal Skillman's patented slang, [Geek!] is 'amazeballs!'" - Qui Nguyen, Author of She Kills Monsters


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Geek! was first produced by Vampire Cowboys Theater Company at Incubator Arts Project in New York City on March 21, 2013. It was directed by Robert Ross Parker; Scenic/Lighting Designer by Nick Francone; Costume Design by Kristina Makowski & Jessica Shay; Sound Designer by Shane Rettig; Multimedia Design by Matthew Tennie; Puppet Design by David Valentine; Fight Direction by Ray Rodriguez; Stage Management by Kelly Ruth Cole.
Characters

CASTING

2m, 4f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Ensemble cast, Non-Traditional casting, Reduced casting (Doubling Possible), Expandable casting, Flexible casting, Room for Extras, Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)

CASTING NOTES

*The actress playing Honey could play an extra background character in elevator.
*If keeping the cast size to six, Squeaker (as he's always in costume), can be played by different ensemble actors.
* If desired the cast list can expand with more actors and less double casting.

DANYA - Japanese-American teen, Determined, 16! Easily hurt - cares so much but hides it 
HONEY - her friend, Trusting, but often full of worry, full of spitfire impulsive-ness

ENSEMBLE ACTOR 1
ELLEN - Danya’s Best Friend, Honey's sister 
MISS COSY CON - cute anime character operates as guide/announcer for the con 
MARCY - preteen cosplaying as a Dante's Fire Devil Angel 
GWEN - Danya’s arch rival from her preteen days 
DEVIL CATS #1 - mid-thirties lady cosplaying an evil cat lady 
PRINCESS #2 - one Bitchy, yet lovely in a Tiara, Goth Girl, cos-playing as a Princess 
 
ENSEMBLE ACTOR 2
GUARD ONE - Old timer Geek  (30s) a guy into Star Trek 
STEAMPUNK LEUT #1 - Teen cosplaying as Army in Dante's Fire 
BRIAN - fifth grader dressed as the Timekeeper 
PRINCESS #1 - one Goth Boy, cosplaying a Princess from Dante's Fire 
SQUEAKER* - a guy cosplaying as the big furry orange ball like outfit
MANNO - kid cosplaying a Wizard Magic card game nerd

ENSEMBLE ACTOR 3 
GUARD TWO - old timer-er Geek (30s) a woman into Star Wars
MOLLY - preteen cos-playing Dante's Fire Devil Angels
STEAMPUNK LEUT #2 - Teen cosplaying as Army in Dante's Fire 
MINNIE THE MINOTUAR - overly dramatic girl dressed as the Minotaur 
DEVIL CAT #2 - mid-thirties lady cosplaying an evil cat lady 
SPRING - determined homeschooled larping girl who cosplays a french elf archer 

ENSEMBLE ACTOR 4 
TOBY - cosplaying as Steam Punk Army leader Ulee-o, Gwen’s ex-boyfriend 
BATTLE BOT BOY - head gear wearing third grader cosplaying an evil robot 
TINY AJAX - kid cosplaying a Dwarf. Loves to rock and roll (dice!)
Videos
  • Crystal Skillman GEEK!

  • GEEK! - What is cosplay?

  • Crystal Skillman talks GEEK!

  • GEEK! Dance

  • Theatre of the Unknown

Author
Crystal Skillman

Crystal Skillman

Crystal is an award winning Brooklyn based playwright. Her recent plays King Kirby, co-written with Fred Van Lente, Geek!, and Cut, have all earned Critics Picks from the New York Times. Her first produced full length The Vigil or The Guided Cradle won the 2010 New York Innovative Theatre Award for Outstanding Full-Length Script. Wild, following its debut in Chicago, premiered in New York last ... view full profile

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Reviews
Russell Skillman 1/28/2015 9:43 AM
An anime convention goes wild!  Loosely based on Ohio's Dante's Fire-Con, it delves deep - but with tongue-in-cheek - into bullying and suicide.  Good vs evil online.

Excellent.

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