Attic

ATTIC - 3M,1F. One-Act (35 min). A dark, poetic journey into the mind of a troubled teenager; it combines poetry, audience interaction, and dark humor in a unique storytelling environment, inspired by Edgar Allan Poe and Alfred Hitchcock. Part One of The Darker Places Trilogy, a series of one-act plays centering around 3 different rooms within that teenager's home.

*WINNER of the Kennedy...
ATTIC - 3M,1F. One-Act (35 min). A dark, poetic journey into the mind of a troubled teenager; it combines poetry, audience interaction, and dark humor in a unique storytelling environment, inspired by Edgar Allan Poe and Alfred Hitchcock. Part One of The Darker Places Trilogy, a series of one-act plays centering around 3 different rooms within that teenager's home.

*WINNER of the Kennedy Center/ACTF Region IV Short Play Award in 2004*

ATTIC has been published by Original Works Publishing. For production rights, please visit www.originalworksonline.com/ATTIC-by-Daniel-Guyton_p_33.html.

"This is the most innovative, original play I've ever seen... from a college student." (Gary Garrison, executive director of the Dramatists Guild, 2004)

"Poetry, sheer poetry." (Peg Thon, actress, 2012)

"Riveting, dark... presentation of the inside of a schizoid head. I like the structure of it." (Nick Boretz, Playwright's Binge, 2012)

"Darkly funny and emotionally raw... Directing [ATTIC] was one of the highlights of my theatrical career. This is a dark, yet moving play that can be taken in many interesting directions by an intelligent and creative cast. It's deep, with a lot of facets, so have fun with it!" (Greg Campbell, Incumbo Theatre Company, 2012)

"[ATTIC] was daring, unorthodox and wonderful. The actors did a fine job with it and gave it all their talents which were enormous." (Liam Mitchell, Winner of the Sue Nims Distinguished Playwright Award, 2012)

"A riveting portrait of a schizophrenic boy, ATTIC has received wide critical acclaim." (Rikin Shah, The Red and Black Newspaper, 2012)

"It was beautifully done. Mesmerizing. Scotty Gannon was FANTASTIC as the alter ego character. Spooky story, spookily told." (Judith Beasley, Working Title Playwrights, 2012)

"Had a fantastic first day of Fringe! Got to see the chilling ATTIC... Terrific performances in that one. Be sure to check it out." (James Yates, Atlanta Fringe Festival, 2012)

"[ATTIC] is exceptional theatre... It is a beautifully written, highly dramatic and actable piece. I highly recommend it." (Joelle Re' Arp Dunham, Circle Ensemble Theatre, 2012)

"I like this one. Quirky, funny, dark, and overall interesting." (Nichole Hamilton, actress, 2015)

"It was amazing... It was such an experience and such an honor to be in a role like that. That was by far the hardest challenge I've had as an actor and I think as far as my career goes up to this point, my biggest success... This is without a shadow of a doubt my favorite character I've had the opportunity to play and one of my favorite plays of all." (Hollis Gasten Warren, Columbus State University, 2014)
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Attic

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  • John Patrick Bray:
    20 Sep. 2018
    ATTIC is a blend between Symbolism and Realism. It's hauntingly theatrical view of recovery and remorse. There's a feeling that we need to pack some part of ourselves away in a box, with old toys, spiders on the walls, and the hope that our daily rituals will clear the cobwebs from our minds while keeping those parts of us that may be deemed dangerous hidden from view, buried in a room we rarely visit. Guyton's atmospheric one-act play is perfect for colleges and theatres looking to produce one-act plays with style and considerable substance.

Development History

  • Reading
    ,
    WUGA Radio in Athens, GA (excerpts performed on-air)
    ,
    2011
  • Reading
    ,
    Kennedy Center/American College Theatre Festival
    ,
    2004

Production History

  • University
    ,
    University of Columbus in Columbus, GA
    ,
    2014
  • Professional
    ,
    Midtown International Theatre Festival in Manhattan, NY
    ,
    2012
  • Professional
    ,
    Impulse Repertory Company in Atlanta, GA
    ,
    2012
  • University
    ,
    Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, TX
    ,
    2012
  • Fringe
    ,
    Atlanta Fringe Festival in Atlanta, GA
    ,
    2012
  • Professional
    ,
    Circle Ensemble Theatre Company in Athens, GA
    ,
    2011
  • Professional
    ,
    TSI/Play-Time in Manhattan, NY
    ,
    2007
  • University
    ,
    University of Georgia in Athens, GA
    ,
    2007
  • Professional
    ,
    Incumbo Theatre Company in Manhattan, NY
    ,
    2004

Awards

Winner
,
Short Play Award
,
Kennedy Center/ACTF Region IV
,
2004