Sean Pollock

Sean Pollock

Sean Pollock is a Philadelphia and NYC based multidisciplinary writer, director, creative producer, creator, sometimes actor and sometimes costume/production designer from Mountain Lakes, New Jersey. He is a graduate of Ithaca College with a BA in Theatre Studies and Writing. He has also trained at the National Theatre Institute Theatremarkers Program at the Eugene O Neil Theatre (NTI), Directors Lab North (...
Sean Pollock is a Philadelphia and NYC based multidisciplinary writer, director, creative producer, creator, sometimes actor and sometimes costume/production designer from Mountain Lakes, New Jersey. He is a graduate of Ithaca College with a BA in Theatre Studies and Writing. He has also trained at the National Theatre Institute Theatremarkers Program at the Eugene O Neil Theatre (NTI), Directors Lab North (Toronto), Directors Lab Chicago and Directors Lab West (Los Angeles).

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Plays

  • Up In Flames
    FULL LENGTH. Loosely based on the real events of the infamous 2017 Fyre Festival. As a night of terror unfolds, two social media influencers and two talent agents are thrown into a horrific nightmare scenario finding themselves stranded in a disaster tent without any personal belongings or cell service. Meanwhile, other festivalgoers have resulted in looting, anarchy and violence resulting in total chaos. This...
    FULL LENGTH. Loosely based on the real events of the infamous 2017 Fyre Festival. As a night of terror unfolds, two social media influencers and two talent agents are thrown into a horrific nightmare scenario finding themselves stranded in a disaster tent without any personal belongings or cell service. Meanwhile, other festivalgoers have resulted in looting, anarchy and violence resulting in total chaos. This unbelievable survival situation forces the group to confront the reality of their relationships with each other, their bodies, privilege, and how life really looks without an Instagram filter.
  • American Juggalo
    FULL LENGTH. As a night at The Gathering of the Juggalos unfolds, a group of hardcore Insane Clown Posse (ICP) fans begin to question what being a Juggalo is really about and if their shared love of ICP is strong enough for them to create a chosen family that will stand the test of time. Adapted with permission from the 2011 documentary by Sean Dunne with found text from Brendan Jameison's "I've...
    FULL LENGTH. As a night at The Gathering of the Juggalos unfolds, a group of hardcore Insane Clown Posse (ICP) fans begin to question what being a Juggalo is really about and if their shared love of ICP is strong enough for them to create a chosen family that will stand the test of time. Adapted with permission from the 2011 documentary by Sean Dunne with found text from Brendan Jameison's "I've Been Down" (2011). Adapted from real people, testimony and events at the 2011 Gathering of the Juggalos, interviews conducted by the playwright at Webster Hall (2016), The Well (2017) and The Gathering Of The Juggalos (2018) with inspiration from Violent J's "Behind The Paint" and selected anecdotes from the playwright's real life experiences.
  • Sophia
    TEN-MINUTE PLAY. Based on texts from tweets, interviews, articles and events surrounding Hanson Robots’ artificial intelligence "Sophia", Microsoft’s artificial chatbot "Tay", and MIT’s artifical intelliegence "Norman"--featuring dditional found text is spoken by Alex Jones; SOPHIA revolves around the world's first android AI woman, the Scientist that programs her, and how...
    TEN-MINUTE PLAY. Based on texts from tweets, interviews, articles and events surrounding Hanson Robots’ artificial intelligence "Sophia", Microsoft’s artificial chatbot "Tay", and MIT’s artifical intelliegence "Norman"--featuring dditional found text is spoken by Alex Jones; SOPHIA revolves around the world's first android AI woman, the Scientist that programs her, and how bigotry and misogyny are poisoning our advancements towards the future.
  • This Is A Play About Newscasters
    TEN MINUTE PLAY. A farcical, absurdist, surrealist reimagining of the infamous feud between newscasters Carol Erickson and Nicole Brewer of CB3 Philadelphia in 2013. Reimagined for a modern political context, this piece of theatre is a nightmare fever dream that is a crossover between The Eric Andre Show and Theatre of Cruelty, which examines the performative role of being a woman, a newscaster, and how to deal...
    TEN MINUTE PLAY. A farcical, absurdist, surrealist reimagining of the infamous feud between newscasters Carol Erickson and Nicole Brewer of CB3 Philadelphia in 2013. Reimagined for a modern political context, this piece of theatre is a nightmare fever dream that is a crossover between The Eric Andre Show and Theatre of Cruelty, which examines the performative role of being a woman, a newscaster, and how to deal with this never-ending sh*tstorm of bad news.
  • Trump Rally
    ONE-ACT. Based on the 2016 documentary of the same name by Sean Dunne. A docutheatre piece that is a glimpse inside the divisive and complex world of fanatical Trump supporters of varying identities (and protestors) using actual found text from a rally in Vegas in January 2016.
  • Jellybean Junkyard
    FULL LENGTH. A one-person play about a woman with a new gig to clean up an entire chemically infected junkyard on Staten Island...in less than a week. This dark, absurdist romp challenges perceptions of mental illness, addiction, and sexuality, and explores the possibility of self acceptance in spite of our deepest flaws.
  • Bum Secrets
    TEN MINUTE PLAY. Inspired by the Post Secret project, two co-dependent vagrants spend the night together on an abandoned mattress after running away from a homeless shelter. Over a short evening, they begin to share details of each other's past and unearth some dark secrets.
  • AFLIC (Awkward Fornication Leading to Immaculate Conception)
    ONE ACT. Co-written with Rachel Atkinson and Liz Bynum. Bernie is your typical teenage girl. Except for the fact that wears a swim cap at all times, has an imaginary friend, and a mother named Carol with a delusion that she is mother goose. She also struggles with her love for her classmate Chip by insisting she becomes pregnant after they slow dance together. After Bernie comes to the realization that her...
    ONE ACT. Co-written with Rachel Atkinson and Liz Bynum. Bernie is your typical teenage girl. Except for the fact that wears a swim cap at all times, has an imaginary friend, and a mother named Carol with a delusion that she is mother goose. She also struggles with her love for her classmate Chip by insisting she becomes pregnant after they slow dance together. After Bernie comes to the realization that her pregnancy isn’t legitimate, she begins to unravel--and at the same time, Chip begins to come into his own as well. Oh, and the Narrator is a pair of legs. A hilarious absurdist romp about maturity, sexuality and identity that is perfect for student performers.