Patrick Vermillion

Patrick Vermillion

Patrick is a Playwright bouncing transiently between Chicago, New York, and LA. His plays have been seen at Ensemble Studio Theater, IRT, Soho Playhouse, and Alchemical Lab in New York, as well as LSU in Louisiana, Next Iteration Theater in Houston, and Pulp Stage in Portland, Oregon. He is a recipient of the 2015 David Lindsay-Abaire award for his play Drinking Game, and the 2016 winner of Sanguine Theater...
Patrick is a Playwright bouncing transiently between Chicago, New York, and LA. His plays have been seen at Ensemble Studio Theater, IRT, Soho Playhouse, and Alchemical Lab in New York, as well as LSU in Louisiana, Next Iteration Theater in Houston, and Pulp Stage in Portland, Oregon. He is a recipient of the 2015 David Lindsay-Abaire award for his play Drinking Game, and the 2016 winner of Sanguine Theater Company's Project Playwright for his play Jessica. He is currently completing MFA from Northwestern University.

When off the stage, he makes short films and performs weird little comedy sketches to pass the time. For money, he writes software (Different medium, but an enjoyable time nonetheless).

Contact: patrickvermillion2020@u.northwestern.edu

Plays

  • The Good Boy Game
    Upon discovering their son is about to commit an unthinkable atrocity, Mary-Beth and Sam decide to forgo calling the authorities and de-radicalize him on their own. But as they chip away at his ideologies and attempt to bring him back to their idea of normal, they reckon with the evil that has invaded their lives and the darkness that has lurked amongst them their entire lives. A play about the crisis of men,...
    Upon discovering their son is about to commit an unthinkable atrocity, Mary-Beth and Sam decide to forgo calling the authorities and de-radicalize him on their own. But as they chip away at his ideologies and attempt to bring him back to their idea of normal, they reckon with the evil that has invaded their lives and the darkness that has lurked amongst them their entire lives. A play about the crisis of men, specifically spoiled brats, and the modern nature of evil.

    It's mostly a comedy.
  • He is Risen
    In the wake of a freak accident, high school football player Austin discovers he's immortal. But what value does immortality have to a devoted catholic who believes he's destined to ascend to heaven and live in eternal paradise? Now Austin must speak directly to God to understand his purpose, but how can he face his maker if he can't die? A journey through Earth, the after life and beyond. A play...
    In the wake of a freak accident, high school football player Austin discovers he's immortal. But what value does immortality have to a devoted catholic who believes he's destined to ascend to heaven and live in eternal paradise? Now Austin must speak directly to God to understand his purpose, but how can he face his maker if he can't die? A journey through Earth, the after life and beyond. A play about the sacrifices of athletes, the morality of Christianity in a society on the verge of Climate Change, and the weird weird weird world of High School Football.
  • Jessica
    In 2013, Jessica disappeared without a trace. Now, in the age of increasingly advanced AI, her boyfriend Allister attempts to recreate her likeness as an android, recruiting her friends from childhood and college to help. It’s not long before the rules of androids become complicated, however, as the friends argue for different shades of gray in a struggle of consent, morality, and who amongst them gets a say in...
    In 2013, Jessica disappeared without a trace. Now, in the age of increasingly advanced AI, her boyfriend Allister attempts to recreate her likeness as an android, recruiting her friends from childhood and college to help. It’s not long before the rules of androids become complicated, however, as the friends argue for different shades of gray in a struggle of consent, morality, and who amongst them gets a say in how Jessica is remembered, and how she’ll be portrayed in the future.
  • Chekov's Gun
    After a wonderful dinner with their good friend, Anton Chekov, Regina and Maria are terrified to learn that the famous playwright has left his signature gun behind. Now that the gun has been introduced, the two must figure out how to get rid of it before the third act.

    A short 1 minute comedy!