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Disassembly - Full Length Play, Dark Comedy


Steve Yockey

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Full Length Play, Dark Comedy

3m, 4f

ISBN: 9780573704598

Evan is what you would call "accident-prone." Now he's been randomly stabbed. In his apartment, his twin sister and his fiancée are trying to help him recover while fending off a steady stream of visitors and a bitter neighbor with a thing for stuffed cats. 

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Minimum Fee: $75 per performance


Full Length Play

Dark Comedy

75 Minutes

Time Period - Contemporary, New Millennium/21st Century

Settings Of Play - A spacious but simply furnished apartment


No intermission

Interior Set


Mild Adult Themes




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

Evan is what you would call "accident-prone." Having suffered from various injuries his entire life, he's now been randomly stabbed. In his apartment, his twin sister and his fiancée are trying to help him recover while fending off a steady stream of visitors and a bitter neighbor with a thing for stuffed cats. Something isn't quite adding up though. As the morning descends into a buzz of secrets and lies, this dark farce quickly becomes a brutally funny commentary on how, under the right circumstances, violence can take hold of just about anyone.


"[S]trange and hilarious and unsettling... [it] had me leaning forward in rapt anticipation of what would happen next."  San Francisco Weekly, Read More

"Yockey's play has an infectiously goofy charm that sucks you in... a play with a healthy cynicism but never a self-conscious wink or nod.” Contra Costa Times, Read More

“The way [the twists] play out is delightfully perverse, with all sorts of troubling revelations and a hilariously brutal brawl. At only 70 minutes, it’s a tightly packed - and tightly wound - little gem.” -The Idolect, Read More

Disassembly premiered at Impact Theatre (Melissa Hillman, Artistic Director; Cheshire Isaacs, Managing Director) at LaVal’s Subterranean Theatre in Berkeley, California on May 6, 2011. The performance was directed by Desdemona Chiang. 


3m, 4f

ELLEN – A woman; deeply concerned for her brother, seemingly “normal” except for the inappropriate laughter, singing seizures, and lapses into extreme violence
EVAN / NARRATOR – A man; Ellen’s brother, with a good attitude, a generous smile and a lot of unexplained injuries, or at least very poorly explained injuries
DIANE – A woman; Evan’s fiancée, surface pretty, surface nice, making it through, but fed-up and breaking, trying her best to work it out
TESSA – A woman; all in black, very put together, overly polite, laughing at herself, past the point where death has any discernable impact
STANLEY – A man; sweet, caring, almost like a big teddy bear, with a healthy dose of psychotically jealous stalker underneath
JEROME / FOX – A man; Ellen’s sometime boyfriend, very quiet, very tense, not very nice, but very much in love with the idea of love
MIRABELLE / CROW – A woman; Ellen and Evan’s neighbor, she chews gum, she has cats, real and imagined, and a lot of attitude, somehow, oddly alluring
Steve Yockey

Steve Yockey

Steve Yockey is a Los Angeles based writer with plays produced throughout the country, Europe, and Asia. Afterlife, Octopus, Large Animal Games, CARTOON, Subculture, Very Still & Hard to See, The Fisherman’s Wife, and Wolves are published & available from Samuel French. Last season, Pluto opened in a National New Play Network rolling world premiere at Actor’s Express (Atlanta), Know ... view full profile

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Cody Dull 9/12/2015 7:47 AM
I liked the idea but the play didnt draw my attention. like i hoped it would.

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