The Boy Who Cried Werewolf

THE BOY WHO CRIED WEREWOLF - 5M,5F. One-Act (30 min), A group of students believe their teacher is a werewolf, in this hilarious farce!

*Commissioned by the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta GA, 2015
*Excerpt published in "Best Contemporary Monologues for Kids 7-15" by Applause Theatre & Cinema Books, 2015
*Excerpt published in "Audition Monologues for Young Men 2016...
THE BOY WHO CRIED WEREWOLF - 5M,5F. One-Act (30 min), A group of students believe their teacher is a werewolf, in this hilarious farce!

*Commissioned by the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta GA, 2015
*Excerpt published in "Best Contemporary Monologues for Kids 7-15" by Applause Theatre & Cinema Books, 2015
*Excerpt published in "Audition Monologues for Young Men 2016" by Pioneer Drama Service, 2016
*Full play published by Pioneer Drama Service, 2016

"I really enjoyed THE BOY WHO CRIED WEREWOLF. Mrs. Henderson, in particular, but all the adults really, reflect the view children often have of adults as arbitrary and nonsensical, but still powerful. I think this should be great fun in production!" (Paul Donnelly, Working Title Playwrights, 2015)

"I thought your play was well-written and actually had something important to say (always a good thing). I also enjoyed some of the subtle truths on display, such as how adults are perceived by children. Nice job!" (David Burton, Brooklyn Publishers, 2015)

"Did you ever wonder if werewolves could be real? That's the premise of the Riversprings Middle School play, THE BOY WHO CRIED WEREWOLF written by Daniel Guyton and produced by special arrangement with Pioneer Drama Service of Denver, Colo. Chris (James Browne) is convinced he saw a werewolf outside his bedroom window. Madison (Blythe Gouker) and Benny (Katherine Teller) believe him wholeheartedly while Jacqueline (Maddie Gouker) thinks he is just making excuses about why he did not do his homework. Natalie Hawthorne (Natalie Whaley) - well, she has no idea what is going on! Throw in Detective Karloff (Chris Parrish) working a missing-person case, Principal Lonnie Chaney (Heather Watson) trying to take care of her students (while crushing on the detective), and Natalie's looney mother, Mrs. Hawthorne (Brooke Brannan), obsessed with canned hams and seeing veterans, and you have all the ingredients for a zany, full-moon adventure. To top it all off, the kids think their literature teacher, Mr. Hemming (Mason Herron) might possibly be a werewolf! Lights, sound and effects are expertly controlled by Scott Rossow and Emma Vaughn. The behind-the-scenes stage crew, Ryan Crawford, Hali Hubbard and Savannah Woellert keep the scenes changing while the players race for their lives from a cat-eating werewolf (Natalie Thomas)." (Wilhelmina Morrison, The Wakulla News, 2017)

"The kids love your play 'THE BOY WHO CRIED WEREWOLF'!!! (Mary Clair Klooster, Cornerstone Middle School, 2015)

"I read THE BOY WHO CRIED WEREWOLF - it's hilarious! I can just picture kids doing it. Very good work!" (Martha Patterson, Playwright's Binge, 2015)
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The Boy Who Cried Werewolf

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  • John Minigan:
    31 Oct. 2018
    It's no surprise that this wonderful, hilarious riff on werewolf stories has had so many productions. Its characters and situations are clear, the dialogue is sharp and funny, it builds to a very satisfying reveal, and it has maybe the best canned ham running gag in all of dramatic literature. Great for any ages and any group interested in comedy or in a different spin on a classic horror genre.

Development History

  • Commission
    ,
    The Alliance Theatre's Junior Players Program in Atlanta, GA
    ,
    2015

Production History

  • High School
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    Central High Public Schools in Marlow, OK
    ,
    2019
  • High School
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    Legacy Christian Academy in Frisco, TX
    ,
    2019
  • High School
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    Custer Public Schools in Custer, MT
    ,
    2019
  • High School
    ,
    Hebron Middle School in Hebron, IN
    ,
    2019
  • Professional
    ,
    Performer Stuff in Orlando, FL
    ,
    2019
  • High School
    ,
    Aynor Middle School in Galivants Ferry, SC
    ,
    2019
  • High School
    ,
    City of Kenner in Kenner, LA
    ,
    2018
  • High School
    ,
    Horry County Schools in Conway, SC
    ,
    2018
  • High School
    ,
    Bingham Academy in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
    ,
    2018
  • Community Theater
    ,
    Lionheart Theatre in Norcross, GA
    ,
    2018
  • Professional
    ,
    Performer Stuff in Orlando, FL
    ,
    2018
  • High School
    ,
    Poland Central School in Poland, NY
    ,
    2018
  • High School
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    Outlook High School in Saskatchewan, Canada
    ,
    2018
  • High School
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    Denver Dept of Tech Services in Denver, CO
    ,
    2018
  • High School
    ,
    Eisenhower Middle School in Rockford, IL
    ,
    2018
  • High School
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    Geneva Park District in Geneva, IL
    ,
    2018
  • Professional
    ,
    Lake Worth Playhouse in Lake Worth, FL
    ,
    2018
  • High School
    ,
    Mundelein State School in Mundelein, IL
    ,
    2018
  • High School
    ,
    Knob Noster R-VIII Schools in Knob Noster, MO
    ,
    2017
  • High School
    ,
    Riverview Charter School in Beaufort, SC
    ,
    2017
  • High School
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    Central Academy in Macon, MS
    ,
    2017
  • High School
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    Dallas Independent Schools in Dallas, TX
    ,
    2017
  • High School
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    Riversprings Middle School in Crawfordville, FL
    ,
    2017
  • Professional
    ,
    Alliance Theatre in Atlanta, GA
    ,
    2017
  • High School
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    Prairie Land Regional Division #25 in Alberta, Canada
    ,
    2017
  • High School
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    Martin County School District in Stuart, FL
    ,
    2017
  • High School
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    Whiting High School in Whiting, IN
    ,
    2017
  • High School
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    Garner-Hayfield-Ventura Community Schools in Garner, IA
    ,
    2017
  • High School
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    Audubon Board of Education in Audubon, NJ
    ,
    2017
  • High School
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    Meridian High School in Meridian, ID
    ,
    2017
  • High School
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    Northeast Metro Independent School District in White Bear Lake, MN
    ,
    2017
  • High School
    ,
    Aplington-Parkersburg High School in Parkersburg, IA
    ,
    2017
  • High School
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    Homeschool in Springtown, TX
    ,
    2017
  • High School
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    Weld County School District #6 in Greeley, CO
    ,
    2017
  • High School
    ,
    Mt. Pleasant Community Schools in Mt. Pleasant, IA
    ,
    2017
  • High School
    ,
    Baldwin Borough Public Library in Pittsburgh, PA
    ,
    2017
  • High School
    ,
    Thorp School District in Thorp, WA
    ,
    2017
  • High School
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    Southern Coffey County Middle School in Gridley, KS
    ,
    2017
  • High School
    ,
    Cheatham Middle School in Ashland City, TN
    ,
    2017
  • Community Theater
    ,
    Our Savior Lutheran Church in Houston, TX
    ,
    2017
  • High School
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    Marin Preparatory School in San Francisco, CA
    ,
    2017
  • High School
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    Callaway Middle School in LaGrange, GA
    ,
    2016
  • High School
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    Hooks Independent School District in Hooks, TX
    ,
    2016
  • High School
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    Belmont High School in Belmont, MS
    ,
    2016
  • High School
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    Dan River High School in Ringgold, VA
    ,
    2016
  • High School
    ,
    Thales Academy in Apex, NC
    ,
    2016
  • Professional
    ,
    Northumberland Players in Ontario, Canada
    ,
    2016
  • High School
    ,
    Wood Memorial Junior/Senior High School in Oakland City, IN
    ,
    2016
  • High School
    ,
    South Lakes High School in Reston, VA
    ,
    2016
  • High School
    ,
    Light of the World Dance Academy in Hialeah, FL
    ,
    2016
  • High School
    ,
    City of Oldsmar in Oldsmar, FL
    ,
    2016
  • Professional
    ,
    The Alliance Theatre's Junior Players Program in Atlanta, GA
    ,
    2015
  • High School
    ,
    Cornerstone Middle School in Cumming, GA
    ,
    2015

Awards

Semi-Finalist
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One-Act Festival
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Bergen County Academy in Hackensack, NJ
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2017