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!
  • Losing It
    After a mental breakdown over appearance during a wedding, Lisa is determined to help her husband Brian lose weight. Together, the couple begins working with Meredith, a trainer who finds solace in clients that depend on her help. But as they begin the workouts, Brian, Lisa, and Meredith realize there's more at stake in a weight loss journey than shifting clothing sizes and diet changes. Together and...
    After a mental breakdown over appearance during a wedding, Lisa is determined to help her husband Brian lose weight. Together, the couple begins working with Meredith, a trainer who finds solace in clients that depend on her help. But as they begin the workouts, Brian, Lisa, and Meredith realize there's more at stake in a weight loss journey than shifting clothing sizes and diet changes. Together and separately, they find themselves at odds with the misconceptions of body image, self-worth, and mental health that plague their road to a healthier and happier life. A play about fat bodies, masculinity, mental health and the consequences of a society that forces these topics into our mind without ever allowing us to speak about them out loud.
  • Unboxing
    The Viral Squad is a group of YouTubers with big dreams in the world of entertainment. But when their most popular member crosses a line with a joke, they suddenly find themselves entrenched at the center of an argument over Free Speech and political representation. Now they must reckon with the consequences of a political world they’ve always been intent on avoiding.
  • Circle of Friends
    A close-knit group of NYC 20-somethings must come to terms with the consequences of a troublesome interaction between one of their own and a new member. This dark comedy explores consent, friendship, and the lengths we go to defend our own.
  • Drinking Game
    It’s the last party of the year and six good college friends are playing a harmless rendition of the famous drinking game “Never Have I Ever.” But what lies beneath the surface is a singular dark truth that ties them together. As the game gets less fun and more bones are dug out of the closet, it becomes clear that there’s a lot more at stake than who drinks next.
  • So Proud Of You
    After an armed robbery goes awry, young Brooklyn Coffee shop employees Jane and Kathleen must decide the fate of the armed intruder who threatened their lives just moments ago.
  • Patronymic
    Casey and Mac are cousins who share a last name and pretty much nothing else. They meet as independent adults for the first time and discover that their family has defined them in vastly different ways. When Mac tells Casey he wants to change his surname, they must each grapple with the consequences of those who came before them, and figure out how their family will be defined in the future.
  • The World's Worst Joke
    Alex is a comedian on the verge of a big break and her new joke is going to make her a star. The only problem is, it's about her boyfriend, and it's not very kind. Now she must decide between a career-making punchline and a relationship-ending quip. The choice is obvious. Or is it?