Prostheses Bound

by  Marvin Gonzalez

10 Minute Play, Drama  /  1m, 1f, 1m or f

Part of the Collection Theater Masters' Take Ten Vol. 2.

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Prostheses Bound

by  Marvin Gonzalez

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    1m, 1f, 1m or f
  • Duration


    10 minutes
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

Additional Info

Jose is participating in groundbreaking research on myoelectric prosthetic arms. His doctor has him completing simple exercises to help practice his mind control the prosthetic arms, but his feelings help his mobility more than any blocks can.
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Performing Groups

  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $45 per performance



  • Time Period: Present Day
  • Duration: 10 minutes
  • Setting: Dr. Scanlan’s lab at Johns Hopkins University
  • Additional Features: No intermission
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes


1m, 1f, 1m or f
JOSE – 30s. Male. Involved in a clinical trial for myoelectric prosthetic arms.
DR. SCANLAN – 30s. Female. The doctor administering the trial.
ACTOR – No particular age.. Actor who represents the myoelectric prosthetic arms.
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Marvin Gonzalez

Originally from Elko, Nevada, Marvin Gonzalez was the playwright in residence for Good Luck, Macbeth Theatre Co.’s 2013 season, where he developed the play The Fifth Wind. His play Prostheses Bound was a 2016 national finalist at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival. His play Lights Out premiered in Jun ...

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Prostheses Bound premiered at The Celebration of Whimsy Theatre in New York, NY in April 2016 as a part of the presentation of the 2016 Theater Masters' Take Ten Series.

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