The American Play

When Tim, a college freshman from a poor family, meets Luis, a cocky rich boy in an American Literature class they bond in their obsession with Bret Easton Ellis's novel and the character of Patrick Bateman. Aware that Tim considers him as a Bateman-like role model, Luis asserts his power by alternately goading and grooming him into following his lead. In a misguided attempt to impress Luis, Tim starts not...
When Tim, a college freshman from a poor family, meets Luis, a cocky rich boy in an American Literature class they bond in their obsession with Bret Easton Ellis's novel and the character of Patrick Bateman. Aware that Tim considers him as a Bateman-like role model, Luis asserts his power by alternately goading and grooming him into following his lead. In a misguided attempt to impress Luis, Tim starts not only to take on the outward look of success, but simultaneously begins to demonstrate pathologically violent behavior that extends to abusing his only friend from high school.
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The American Play

Recommended by

  • Rachel Bublitz:
    4 Nov. 2018
    A deeply disturbing play that examines the dangers of toxic masculinity and the violence fueled by teaching boys that that is the only path to manhood.
  • Kitchen Dog Theater:
    25 Apr. 2018
    We are pleased to support this play! It was a Finalist for the 2018 New Works Festival at Kitchen Dog Theater in Dallas, Texas.

Production History

  • Fringe
    ,
    The Players Theater
    ,
    2015
  • Fringe
    ,
    Soho Playhouse
    ,
    2015
  • Workshop
    ,
    Lynn Redgrave Theater
    ,
    2012

Awards

Winner
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Overall Excellence in Playwriting
,
New York International Fringe Festival
,
2015