Phillie's Trilogy

Winner: Fresh Fruit Award of Distinction, Outstanding Production
Winner: Scrap Mettle Arts Emerging Playwrights Competition
Semi-Finalist, Barrington Stage Company Burman New Play Award.
Semi-Finalist, Normal Avenue's New American Play Series
Semi-Finalist, Campfire Theatre Festival 2020

Full-length comedy/drama. Development at the Kennedy Center (with Jacqueline...
Winner: Fresh Fruit Award of Distinction, Outstanding Production
Winner: Scrap Mettle Arts Emerging Playwrights Competition
Semi-Finalist, Barrington Stage Company Burman New Play Award.
Semi-Finalist, Normal Avenue's New American Play Series
Semi-Finalist, Campfire Theatre Festival 2020

Full-length comedy/drama. Development at the Kennedy Center (with Jacqueline Goldfinger) and at ESPA/Primary Stages (with Rogelio Martinez.)

Growing up in the “fabulous” 70s was no picnic for precocious budding writer Phillie McDougal. But despite the nuns, the priests, bullying classmates, and his parents, he lived to tell the tales, with results no one bargained for. Including him.

“Phillie's Trilogy premiered at the Fresh Fruit Festival recently, bringing with it a more desirable style of writing ... almost musical turn-of-phrase coupled with brilliant use of exposition and spot-on timing made the word as welcome as the deed."
– Raymond Greenberg | Arts Independent
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Phillie's Trilogy

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  • Tyler Joseph Rossi:
    13 Jun. 2020
    Wow. This play comes widely recommended and for good reason.

    "Phillie's Trilogy" is a wonderful coming of age story. It is probably one of my favorites. It plays with time to great effect and uses doubling exelently. They are calculated doublings, too, which is a feat in and of itself.

    If you're an actor, read this for roles you'll fall in love with.
    If you're a director, read this for a story you'd love to bring to life.
    If you're a producer, read this. Then produce it.
  • DC Cathro:
    13 Jun. 2020
    Witty, charming, and fierce. Funny but with an underlying tone of danger. Packs quite an emotional punch.
  • Marcia Eppich-Harris:
    1 Jun. 2020
    Phillie's Trilogy speaks to the cadence of life in family, friendships, and personal struggles. The messiness of growing up in the suburbs of the 1970s is featured here, along with relationships that we thought would last a lifetime, but then leave us cold. It's a beautiful rendering of characters who are forced to face themselves and their pain, regardless of whether it hurts themselves and others. Phillie's Trilogy is a beautiful piece of writing. I hope I can see it on stage someday!

Development History

  • Reading
    ,
    The Great Griffon "Seeking The Queer Voice" Reading Series
    ,
    2017
  • Reading
    ,
    The 9th Floor, New York, NY
    ,
    2016
  • Workshop
    ,
    Scrap Mettle Arts, New York, NY
    ,
    2016
  • Reading
    ,
    The 9th Floor, New York, NY
    ,
    2014
  • Reading
    ,
    Arouet, Seattle, Washington
    ,
    2010

Production History

  • Fringe
    ,
    Fresh Fruit Festival, New York
    ,
    2017

Awards

Semi-Finalist
,
Burman New Play Award
,
Barrington Stage Company
,
2019
Finalist
,
The Producer's Perspective PRO Inaugural Reading Series
,
Ken Davenport / Producer's Perspective PRO
,
2019
Semi-Finalist
,
Normal Avenue New American Play Series
,
Normal Avenue
,
2019
Winner
,
Outstanding Production
,
All Out Arts / The Fresh Fruit Festival
,
2018
Winner
,
Scrap Mettle Arts Emerging Playwrights Program
,
Scrap Mettle Arts
,
2016