Billboard

by  Michael Vukadinovich

Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy  /  2m, 1f

"Billboard uses the premise as a springboard to examine art, commercialism, love and the nexus of all three." - The New York Times
"Billboard is a treat, due to its committed performances and earnest moments." - Show Business Weekly

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    2m, 1f
  • Duration

    Duration

    90 minutes
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    From Off-Broadway
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

Andy, a recent college graduate weighed down by student loans, gets paid a great deal to tattoo a corporate logo on his forehead. His artist girlfriend Katelyn is not impressed, his liberal best friend thinks he’s crazy, and now he has to live with it. The decision has both tragic and comic consequences as he comes to learn that the logo is more than just ink on his skin. But Katelyn sees a very unique artistic opportunity. She sees his body as an example of the extent to which consumerism has permeated our daily lives. When Andy decides to rip up the check and get the tattoo removed he finds he is faced with an unexpected decision. Billboard is a comedy about the battle between commercialism, fame, art and love.
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Accolades

  • Winner! 2006 Next Generation Playwriting Contest by Reverie Productions
    Winner! 2006 Tim Robbins Playwrighting Contest for Plays of Social Significance

Reviews

"Billboard uses the premise as a springboard to examine art, commercialism, love and the nexus of all three." - The New York Times

"Billboard is a treat, due to its committed performances and earnest moments." - Show Business Weekly

"...a comic exploration of personal and corporate greed. Commercialism vs. art, big media vs. the soul of the American people—the battle lines are clearly drawn." - The New Yorker

"Character-driven and hilarious ." - The L Magazine

"Winner of the 2006 Next Generation Playwriting Contest and based on a true story, Michael Vukadinovich's Billboard makes a powerful world premiere at 59E59" - HX

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Reader's Theatre
  • Shoestring Budget
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

Cautions

  • Caution Alcohol Alcohol
  • Caution Strong Language Strong Language
  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Casting

2m, 1f
ANDY
KATELYN
DAMON
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Cast Attributes

  • Ensemble cast
  • Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle)
  • Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)

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Authors

Michael Vukadinovich

Michael Vukadinovich is a playwright and screenwriter. He is the recipient of the Reverie Productions Next Generation Playwriting Award, the Mario Fratti-Fred Newman Political Playwriting Contest, the Gloria Peter Playwright Award for Historical Plays, the Wichita University Playwriting Contest, and the Samuel Goldwyn ...

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Billboard premiered at 59E59 Theaters in New York, produced by Reverie Productions and Overlap Productions.

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