Sparks in the Park is about a neurotic teenager trying to write a play for The New York Young Playwrights Festival. The young writer can't see that his own relationships are far more interesting than his lame efforts at stagecraft: ridiculous attempts to emulate talented writers like Woody Allen, Sam Shepherd and, alas!, Shakespeare. The play was, in fact, written by a neurotic teenager and entered in the New York Young Playwrights Festival (which it won).
- Winner! Young Playwrights Festival sponsored by the Dramatists Guild
"Outlandishly funny" - New York Magazine
"A delight from beginning." - The New Yorker
"An imaginative picaresque adventure." - The New York Times
- Gun Shots
- Mild Adult Themes
- Minimum Fee: $75 per performance
- Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day
- Duration: 40 minutes
- Additional Features: No intermission, Physical Comedy, Stage Combat
- Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
- Vocal Demands: N/A (Not a musical)
- Chorus Size: No Chorus
- Non-Traditional casting
Sparks in the Park premiered at Playwrights Horizons theatre on September 15th, 1987 and ran for 30 performances as part of the New York Young Playwrights Festival.