Max Langert

Max Langert

Max Langert’s plays have been produced in New York, Los Angeles, Boston, Dallas and Amsterdam. He’s a regular participant in Austin's FronteraFest and is a board member of the writers’ group ScriptWorks.

Plays

  • Duck, Duck, Goose
    10 MINUTES: Two ducks, one goose. One of the ducks who's a Mallard is mistaken for a Layson Teal and the world goes nuts!
  • Life in the Arctic
    10 MINUTES: Two polar bears try to survive on dwindling icebergs as a musical walrus circles them.
  • Snickerdoodles and Disco
    10 MINUTES: A queen, a rook and a knight go off the grid and find themselves in the woods at the edge of a field in the middle of nowhere
  • Sunday Slugg'rz
    ONE ACT: An error-prone softball team makes an unlikely run to get to the World Series of Gay Softball. Runs about 15 minutes with 5 short scenes.
  • Your Neighborhood Association
    ONE ACT: Tempers and priorities flare at this meetup of five neighbors who just want to push back against developers and density in their neighborhood. Will the city ever listen? 15 fast-paced minutes.
  • The Relentless Pursuit of Ice
    FULL LENGTH: The Relentless Pursuit of Ice is set in the near future when the earth has grown barren and the temperature has risen to unbearable heights. Two people (Tom and Liz) struggle to keep their relationship alive under such dire conditions, where their top priority day in and day out is acquiring ice.

    In the midst of their struggle Tom and Liz find a laptop computer at their doorstep....
    FULL LENGTH: The Relentless Pursuit of Ice is set in the near future when the earth has grown barren and the temperature has risen to unbearable heights. Two people (Tom and Liz) struggle to keep their relationship alive under such dire conditions, where their top priority day in and day out is acquiring ice.

    In the midst of their struggle Tom and Liz find a laptop computer at their doorstep. Unfamiliar with its technology, they soon discover that it opens a path to a new world, to new acquaintances. Through this machine they discover Frankie, a mysterious stranger who could either be their salvation or their downfall. Frankie leads them toward ecstasy and embarrassment, fantasy and shame.

    Ultimately this is a play about two people working through tension and hardship, struggling to find some hope, some solution, which may eventually bring them back together.
  • Gibberish Mostly
    FULL LENGTH: Gibberish Mostly explores a family affected by profound autism by giving us a peek inside their minds, where we learn that perhaps they're not so different.
  • The Pact
    FULL LENGTH: With temperatures rising and global crises escalating, two grandparents decide to take action to heal the planet. But first they need to heal their own family.

    THE PACT is a play about family, pizza, climate change, dating apps, and fringe religious sects. In that order.