Toxic

ONE ACT: Football is life, and boys are men in this twenty minute one act about gender roles. Chris is having a day the worst day of his young life, he’s been dumped by his girlfriend, and is possibly kicked off the football team, when he accidentally hits a raccoon. When he discovers the animal is dead everything proves too much and Chris falls to pieces, which prompts Brandon, his best friend and most true...
ONE ACT: Football is life, and boys are men in this twenty minute one act about gender roles. Chris is having a day the worst day of his young life, he’s been dumped by his girlfriend, and is possibly kicked off the football team, when he accidentally hits a raccoon. When he discovers the animal is dead everything proves too much and Chris falls to pieces, which prompts Brandon, his best friend and most true worshiper, to follow suit. Because if the star of your life isn’t a star, what does that make you? Toxic is a fast ride about status, masculinity, and how people are and are not allowed to behave.
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Toxic

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  • Ben Rosenblatt:
    29 May. 2018
    Wow. This devastates you with the truth about young men and masculinity in this country. These are two kids we all know and maybe even have been at a certain point in our lives. It's uncomfortable, tense, fast-paced and brutal in its honesty. The humor is dark and the pathos pitch black. This play is a beautiful mirror for our communities at the exact right time. Produce this. At the very least, read it, now.
  • Michael Kras:
    29 May. 2018
    This play accomplishes an awful lot in 20 minutes, ratcheting up the intensity in riveting fashion with a timely social commentary that hits uncomfortably close to home. We all know men like this, and through a biting sense of humour and uncomfortable rage, we're forced to reckon with the culture we continue to breed as a society.
  • Sharai Bohannon:
    29 May. 2018
    This play is a perfect dialogue starter on toxic masculinity and gender roles. Bublitz gives us two dudes that we all think we know (and couldn't think less of) at first glance and then completely throws their power dynamic off balance making us view them differently. Would love to see this produced and published!!

Awards

Finalist
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Warner International Playwrights Festival
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Warner Theatre
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2017