Building Madness

WINNER - PANOWSKI PLAYWRITING AWARD 2016

The year is 1930. The stock market has just crashed. Max and Paul are just trying to keep their architecture company afloat, but they accidentally hired the mob to build a police retirement home. With the "help" of their dizzy secretary, Trixie, they may never get the project done, but they are most definitely building madness.
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Building Madness

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  • Scott Stolnack:
    14 Apr. 2018
    Clever, thoroughly enjoyable comedy, with a large dose of screwball craziness in the second act. Will leave you dazed and smiling at the end.

Character Information

  • Trixie Fuller
    20s - 40s,
    All ethnicities
    ,
    Female
    Dizzy secretary at TF Architecture. Crazy like a fox. (Strong comedian)
  • Paul Fielding
    20s - 40s,
    Any
    ,
    Male
    a down-to-earth, easy-going architect with a casual charisma
  • Max Marshall
    20s - 40s,
    All ethnicities
    ,
    Male
    A passionate and ridiculously insecure architect. Vulnerable in the bluster. A beta dog put into an alpha position.
  • Gwen Gladwell
    20s - 40s,
    Any
    ,
    Female
    a witty, smart socialite who is a fool when it comes to love
  • Ruby Deleoni
    30s - 50s,
    Any
    ,
    Female
    the va-va-va-voom head of the Deleoni family
  • Vito Deleoni
    20s - 40s,
    Any
    ,
    Male
    Ruby's nephew. A tough but dim mobster.

Development History

  • Reading
    ,
    TheatreLab UK
    ,
    2017
  • Reading
    ,
    Seattle Playwrights Salon
    ,
    2017
  • Reading
    ,
    Theatrelab UK
    ,
    2015
  • Reading
    ,
    Eclectic Theatre
    ,
    2015
  • Reading
    ,
    Friday Night Footlights Reading presented at the Frederick Lowe Room of the Dramatists Guild, NYC
    ,
    2015

Production History

  • High School
    ,
    Woodstock High School
    ,
    2018
  • Community Theater
    ,
    Grande Prairie Live Theatre
    ,
    2017
  • University
    ,
    Northern Michigan University
    ,
    2017
  • Workshop
    ,
    Grove Theatre Center
    ,
    2016

Awards

Winner
,
2016 PANOWSKI Playwriting Award
,
Northern Michigan University
,
2016