Keegon Schuett

Keegon Schuett

Keegon Schuett is a playwright, filmmaker and performance artist. They are an alum of the Curious New Voices program of Curious Theatre in Denver where their plays Oedipus Vexed and Anniversary both premiered. They received their BFA in Theatre Design and Technology from the University of Memphis, where they acted, wrote original plays, stage managed, designed costumes, and directed. Schuett received an MFA in...
Keegon Schuett is a playwright, filmmaker and performance artist. They are an alum of the Curious New Voices program of Curious Theatre in Denver where their plays Oedipus Vexed and Anniversary both premiered. They received their BFA in Theatre Design and Technology from the University of Memphis, where they acted, wrote original plays, stage managed, designed costumes, and directed. Schuett received an MFA in Writing for the Stage and Screen from Northwestern University. During their time at NU, they wrote Pilgrimage, a short play about trans issues. They filmed an autobiographical documentary entitled Selfie, which has screened at film festivals across the America. Schuett was the recipient of a grant to film an original sitcom pilot entitled Out of Sync, a coming of age story about a drag queen in a lip-syncing competition. Their plays Slow, Kitty Steals a Dog, Brace Yourself, Count Spatula, and Goddess of Tears are published by YouthPLAYS. Schuett currently lives and works in Chicago, IL.

Plays

  • chicken
    Set-up,
    the place where life happens,
    and punchline.

    Rebecca's husband, Jim, has revealed that he has always wanted to sexually experiment with another man and now 2020 has locked him in a city far away from her. Instead of insisting he stay locked in their old way of life, Rebecca reaches out online and finds a young man in Memphis who's willing to cross the road and help...
    Set-up,
    the place where life happens,
    and punchline.

    Rebecca's husband, Jim, has revealed that he has always wanted to sexually experiment with another man and now 2020 has locked him in a city far away from her. Instead of insisting he stay locked in their old way of life, Rebecca reaches out online and finds a young man in Memphis who's willing to cross the road and help Jim explore this new world.

    Three meetings over Zoom. A few broken promises.
    Feelings run around like a chicken with its head cut off.
  • goddess of tears
    Everyone has something in their past that they wish they could block. Even the gods. Since nearly the beginning of time, Niobe has served as the Goddess of Tears in the digital Cloud of Olympus, approving or denying access to every single teardrop. Recently she’s become overwhelmed with the staggering amount of mortal requests so she has decided to quit and rediscover her past…if the other gods will let her....
    Everyone has something in their past that they wish they could block. Even the gods. Since nearly the beginning of time, Niobe has served as the Goddess of Tears in the digital Cloud of Olympus, approving or denying access to every single teardrop. Recently she’s become overwhelmed with the staggering amount of mortal requests so she has decided to quit and rediscover her past…if the other gods will let her. Alone behind her desk and her malfunctioning filter, Niobe searches not only for the reason beneath her own tears and but also for a connection with someone that’s stronger than the divine wi-fi. Will she finally find herself again after all of these years and tears or will she be punished and disconnected for all of eternity?
  • Birds of a Feather
    Now that her son Silo has left the nest, Maureen has questions about the nature of his relationship with his friend Roy. As she and her son stand in front of an exhibit with two gay penguins, her curiosity about the penguins' preferences slowly evolves to probing thoughts about her son's life. Is the bond between them endangered or are her old prejudices extinct?
  • Left Hand
    Tom and Lena stand in the doorway of their home one last time. She has her suitcase packed and Tom wants her to stay.
  • Anniversary
    A decade after their divorce, John and Jane meet in a romantic, candlelit restaurant. Jane wonders if this old dog has learned some tricks while John has come to fetch something else.
  • Rib Pic
    Adam isn't complete without a woman, so he's sending a series of revealing photos and revealing to us just how well he's handling his recent breakup.
  • Count Spatula
    The students at Bram Stoker High used to think the school lunches sucked, but now they’re more worried that the new chef, Count Spatula, might be a bloodsucker. Vanessa Helsing leads a brave team of students on a mission to rescue their classmate Mina from the Transylvanian’s fangs. Defeating the mysterious cook and his thirsty lunch ladies won’t be easy, but these amateur vampire hunters are ready to raise the...
    The students at Bram Stoker High used to think the school lunches sucked, but now they’re more worried that the new chef, Count Spatula, might be a bloodsucker. Vanessa Helsing leads a brave team of students on a mission to rescue their classmate Mina from the Transylvanian’s fangs. Defeating the mysterious cook and his thirsty lunch ladies won’t be easy, but these amateur vampire hunters are ready to raise the stakes and take them out. Or at least they hope they are in this parody of Bram Stoker’s Dracula.
  • Brace Yourself
    When Miranda gets braces, she’s afraid that Tommy, her boyfriend, is going to dump her. Tommy is scared that she’s going to turn down his invitation to the big dance. So what's left for the two teens to do...but send messages back and forth through their friends! As the miscommunications pile up, will they be able to brace themselves and face each other, or is this the end of their two months of bliss?
  • Oedipus Vexed; or Tragic Motherfucker
    Growing up is tragic for everyone, but even harder for Oedipus. Sure, he was left for dead by his birth parents in a dumpster behind a Chili's on a mountaintop, but now he has two loving adoptive parents and an unspeakable crush.
    Oedipus dreams of becoming a comedian and his wetter dreams have ruined his bed sheets. Despite his mother's objections, he ventures to the Delphi Dry Cleaners with...
    Growing up is tragic for everyone, but even harder for Oedipus. Sure, he was left for dead by his birth parents in a dumpster behind a Chili's on a mountaintop, but now he has two loving adoptive parents and an unspeakable crush.
    Oedipus dreams of becoming a comedian and his wetter dreams have ruined his bed sheets. Despite his mother's objections, he ventures to the Delphi Dry Cleaners with his new friend, the bold and vivacious Christina, to clean his sheets and his conscience. However the Oracle has a prophecy that will change his life forever.
  • Kitty Steals a Dog
    Meet Kitty, a reluctant ballerina. Enter Liam, uptight teenage lemonade salesman. Kitty has lost her dog. Liam has a crush on the girl next door. Kitty and Liam don't have much in common. Maybe nothing at all. But when this unlikely dynamic duo joins forces to steal the girl next door's dog and win her heart for Liam, will it be mission accomplished, or will this risky thing called friendship crash...
    Meet Kitty, a reluctant ballerina. Enter Liam, uptight teenage lemonade salesman. Kitty has lost her dog. Liam has a crush on the girl next door. Kitty and Liam don't have much in common. Maybe nothing at all. But when this unlikely dynamic duo joins forces to steal the girl next door's dog and win her heart for Liam, will it be mission accomplished, or will this risky thing called friendship crash and burn and unleash complete canine chaos on their unsuspecting suburban neighborhood?
  • Slow
    Lizzy Slominski is better known to her classmates as “Camera Girl,” because she’s always hiding behind her digital camera snapping photos of strangers. Her days as a loner end when a mysterious new boy appears at the bus stop. Will she be able to put down her camera and connect, or is she doomed to a life of observing through the lens?
  • The Second Brightest Nose
    When Rudolph is quarantined with Reindeer Flu, Santa asks the other reindeer to pitch their ideas for how they would lead the sleigh. After Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, and Cupid share their misguided sugarplum visions of leadership, one blind reindeer named Snout tries to prove that they have a nose bright enough to keep Christmas from being cancelled.