Patrick Flynn

Patrick Flynn

Patrick Flynn is a playwright & filmmaker based in Washington, DC. Produced stage works include THE FERBERIZING OF CORAL (winner, Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival), TINKER BELL (Helen Hayes Recommended, Adventure Theatre MTC), GIANT BOX OF PORN (“Best of Fringe,” DC Metro Theatre Arts), THE VELVETEEN RABBIT (Helen Hayes Award-nomination, "Outstanding Original Play or Musical...
Patrick Flynn is a playwright & filmmaker based in Washington, DC. Produced stage works include THE FERBERIZING OF CORAL (winner, Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival), TINKER BELL (Helen Hayes Recommended, Adventure Theatre MTC), GIANT BOX OF PORN (“Best of Fringe,” DC Metro Theatre Arts), THE VELVETEEN RABBIT (Helen Hayes Award-nomination, "Outstanding Original Play or Musical Adaptation"), SHEILA AND MOBY (Helen Hayes Recommended, Flying V Theatre), WHERE IN NORTH DAKOTA IS CARMEN SANDIEGO? (Awesome Con 2018).  His work has been produced by Contemporary Stage Company, DC Source Festival, Kennedy Center Page-to-Stage Festival, Bethesda Play-in-a-Day, DC One-Minute Play Festival, and New York Fringe. Web series: I LIVE WITH THIS (Outstanding Series & Outstanding Writing, L.A. Webfest), LONG DISTANCE RELATIONSHIP (Bronze Medal, TIVA-DC Peer Awards), KEITH POWELL DIRECTS A PLAY (starring 30ROCK‘s Keith Powell and Aubrey Plaza). He is a 10-year veteran of the 48 Hour Film Project and has won 6 best-of-city awards, 3 writing awards, and Best Film for his short FOR WHOM THE WHISTLE BLOWS. His book _Visual Literacy: A Practical Text on the Analysis, History, and Creation of Visual Media_ is available from Kendall-Hunt. He also hosts a podcast about original cast albums called THE ORIGINAL CAST available on iTunes. He is a professor at American University & Catholic University and a member of the Dramatists Guild.

Plays

  • The Velveteen Rabbit: A Toy Story
    Margery Williams's classic toy story gets a vibrant retelling in this brand new adaptation. When the Child gets the Rabbit for Christmas, she is at first disappointed in her gift. But as the two quest and adventure through her storybooks, both Rabbit and Child grow and care for each other. And they discover that love is the greatest force in the Universe and can make impossible things Real.
  • Tinker Bell: A Multicolored Tale Including Her Banishment by Peter Pan and Triumph at the Battle for Neverland
    Everyone knows the story of Peter Pan. Or, at least, everyone thinks they do. But unless you have heard it from Tinker Bell’s point of view, you really have not heard it at all. A new twinkling light shines on all the characters you love including, Wendy, the Lost Boys, Peter Pan, Smee, and the nefarious Hook from a feisty fairy’s point of view.
  • How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Frog! [musical]
    In this musical version of "The Frog Prince," a spoiled Princess drops her iPod (which she has named "Poddy") into a well and a talking frog emerges to strike a deal with her: he'll fetch Poddy from the bottom of the well, and in return, the Princess must bring the Frog to the castle for an extended stay.
  • Giant Box of Porn
    Young, married couple Ron and Kate return home to find a large box of pornographic videotapes in their living room.
  • The Ferberizing of Coral
    Kevin and Karen Montgomery are vexed by their child and their parents through their baby monitor as they try to teach their infant daughter to soothe herself.
  • Where in North Dakota is Carmen Sandiego?
    The North Dakota plain. A woman in a red trench coat and hat and androgynous figure in a striped shirt, striped stocking cap and glasses find themselves both hiding. One wanting to avoid capture, one wanting to be found.
  • Have You Been to the New Harris Teeter?
    Danielle Maldonado explains why she was fired from Gymboree.
  • Wish You Were Here
    Sams travels in time to prevent her girlfriend from breaking up with her.
  • What Happened
    Two third graders had a playground scuffle. In Rashomon-style their mothers and their teacher tells us what happened and why.
  • Orchid
    Pat and Terry argue about their plants and so much more.
  • Sheila and Moby
    When Sheila, a successful young businesswoman, returns to her hometown for the weekend, she is immediately swept up in a tale of intrigue, suspicion, and adventure. A young neighborhood girl has come seeking help tracking down her missing best friend, a recently kidnapped stuffed Koala. Reluctantly taking the case, Sheila enlists the help of her own abandoned childhood companion – an Iberian Lynx named Moby –...
    When Sheila, a successful young businesswoman, returns to her hometown for the weekend, she is immediately swept up in a tale of intrigue, suspicion, and adventure. A young neighborhood girl has come seeking help tracking down her missing best friend, a recently kidnapped stuffed Koala. Reluctantly taking the case, Sheila enlists the help of her own abandoned childhood companion – an Iberian Lynx named Moby – for one last best buddy adventure. An exploration into the power of imagination, the changing relationships between parents and children, and what it means and possibly costs to grow up.
  • The Guilt of the Possible
    Married couple Lee McKenzie and Makenzie Lord-Nelson are up-and-coming political operatives in Washington, D.C. When they decide to have a child, they find themselves willing but wholly unprepared for the various challenges they face. They must balance work opportunities with their son’s weight-loss, neighborly (but unsolicited) advice, and a very uncertain future. The Guilt of the Possible takes a humorous and...
    Married couple Lee McKenzie and Makenzie Lord-Nelson are up-and-coming political operatives in Washington, D.C. When they decide to have a child, they find themselves willing but wholly unprepared for the various challenges they face. They must balance work opportunities with their son’s weight-loss, neighborly (but unsolicited) advice, and a very uncertain future. The Guilt of the Possible takes a humorous and honest look at the first year of parenthood. Each scene covers an event in the first twelve months of their son’s life.
  • No But
    The improv troupe Please Clap has just broken up, right before they must perform at a corporate event.
  • The Quintessence of Dust
    Three low-level writers at a Hollywood studio try to create a catch-phrase for a time-traveling romantic drama adventure major motion picture.
  • In the Altogether
    Three sisters clean out their father's house after he passes away.
  • What Brings Us Together Today
    Sophie brings her mute husband Danny to therapist Evan to find out why he has stopped talking.
  • I Had a Dream
    A father describes a dream he had about his newborn.
  • The Royal Me
    Monologue for a young woman.
  • How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Frog [straight play]
    In this version of "The Frog Prince," a spoiled Princess drops her iPod (which she has named "Poddy") into a well and a talking frog emerges to strike a deal with her: he'll fetch Poddy from the bottom of the well, and in return, the Princess must bring the Frog to the castle for an extended stay.
  • Say Something
    Max and Rory break-up.
  • Spheres
    The bureaucracy machine.
  • Ethics
    It's about ethics in video game journalism.
  • Heretofore
    Was there anything before just now?
  • Baskets
    A grandfather and grandson have a surprisingly important conversation.
  • Potty
    Two parents consult a doctor about difficulties potty training their son.