Election Day

by  Josh Tobiessen

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  3m, 2f

"An outrageous comedy...at double-espresso speed." - The New York Times
"Ridiculously entertaining...cute and cutting." - Variety

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    Cast Size

    3m, 2f
  • Duration


    90 minutes
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  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

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It’s Election Day, and Adam knows his over-zealous girlfriend will never forgive him if he fails to vote. But when his sex starved sister, an eco-terrorist, and a mayoral candidate willing to do anything for a vote all show up, Adam finds that making that quick trip to the polls might be harder than he thought. Election Day is a hilarious dark comedy about the price of political (and personal) campaigns.

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  • FINALIST! 2007-2008 Alliance/Kendeda Graduate Playwriting Award



"An outrageous comedy...at double-espresso speed." - The New York Times

"Ridiculously entertaining...cute and cutting." - Variety

"Laugh-out-loud." - Back Stage

"Delightfully farcical...Tobiessen takes a simple premise and spins it out into a hilarious sequence of events. His dialogue is lean and playful, and includes some terrific lines." - TheaterMania.com


Performing Groups

  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Professional Theatre


  • Caution Drugs Drugs
  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $100 per performance



  • Time Period: Contemporary
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Setting: An apartment, a park, and a coffee shop in a smaller city.  
  • Additional Features: No intermission, Physical Comedy, Stage Combat
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes


  • Musical Style: N/A (Not a musical)
  • Vocal Demands: N/A (Not a musical)


3m, 2f
ADAM - Graphic designer; Brenda’s boyfriend; Cleo’s adopted brother.
BRENDA - Public-defense lawyer; Adam’s girlfriend.
CLARK - Mayoral candidate.
CLEO - Adam’s adopted sister; cat lover.
EDMUND - Waiter at The Pine Nut Café; T.R.E.E leader.
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Cast Attributes

  • Non-Traditional casting



Josh Tobiessen

Originally from Schenectady, NY, Josh used his undergraduate degree in philosophy and training from the Improv Olympic in Chicago to start writing plays in Ireland with Catastrophe Theatre Co. After having several plays – many of them site-specific productions – performed at such venues as the Galway Arts Festival and ...

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Election Day had it's world premiere at Second Stage Theatre's Uptown Series in New York City in July 2007.  

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