Beneath the Monolith

BENEATH THE MONOLITH - 2M. One-Act (10 min), A young artist struggles against the Industrial Revolution in this Steampunk style universe. Part 1 of "The Legend of Steel City: A Collection of Steampunk Inspired One-Acts."

"BENEATH THE MONOLITH is a one-act set in Victorian Era USA, with a distinctive Steampunk style. The play follows the interactions of two artists who are old...
BENEATH THE MONOLITH - 2M. One-Act (10 min), A young artist struggles against the Industrial Revolution in this Steampunk style universe. Part 1 of "The Legend of Steel City: A Collection of Steampunk Inspired One-Acts."

"BENEATH THE MONOLITH is a one-act set in Victorian Era USA, with a distinctive Steampunk style. The play follows the interactions of two artists who are old friends - one who is poor and struggling against the oppressive industrialization of the Steampunk culture, the other who has embraced it and become very successful. The play showcases the politics of the culture in regards to art, and the way it affects each artists’ struggle with his inner demons." (Emma K Harr, ActorsEmbassyNY.com, 2012)
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Beneath the Monolith

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  • Franky Gonzalez:
    24 Apr. 2018
    An examination of "selling out" and keeping true to an artistic vision, Guyton creates two friends and their own personal struggles with the lots they have in life. It's a play with weighty questions that follow artists through all time. Daniel Guyton invites us all to consider both perspectives and examine the humanity behind our actions and the motivations to pursue art relentlessly or pursue a more popular commercial approach with creating art pieces. Definitely a play that merits consideration and reading from playwrights at any stage of their career.

Development History

  • Reading
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    Circle Ensemble Theatre in Athens, GA
    ,
    2018
  • Reading
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    Onion Man Productions in Chamblee, GA
    ,
    2018
  • Reading
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    Notre Dame de Namur University in Belmont, CA
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    2015
  • Reading
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    Process Theatre's Play Day Read-A-Thon in Atlanta, GA
    ,
    2009

Production History

  • Community Theater
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    GOOD Works Theatre Festival in Atlanta, GA
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    2012