Dave Ebersole

Dave Ebersole

Dave is a playwright, comic book writer, director, amateur mixologist, and sometimes-actor in the Philadelphia area. Dave is member of The Dramatist Guild and has had his plays produced at The Centre Theater, The Ithaca Fringe Festival, Casabuena Cultural Productions, Quince Productions, L'Ament Productions, Stagercrafters Theater, and The Players Club of Swarthmore . He is the co-creator and writer of...
Dave is a playwright, comic book writer, director, amateur mixologist, and sometimes-actor in the Philadelphia area. Dave is member of The Dramatist Guild and has had his plays produced at The Centre Theater, The Ithaca Fringe Festival, Casabuena Cultural Productions, Quince Productions, L'Ament Productions, Stagercrafters Theater, and The Players Club of Swarthmore . He is the co-creator and writer of DASH, an ongoing comic book series published by Northwest Press. He lives outside Philadelphia with his puppy Ernie.

Plays

  • Maps For The Getaway
    With a nod to Breakfast at Tiffany's, Maps for the Getaway tells the story of Chad, an up and coming comic book artist, who has to travel back to his past in a search for Heath Hendrix; the wild man who changed his life, made him fall in love, and helped him find the most important thing imaginable.
  • Contrition
    Turner and Nevada are facing a dire crisis over the phone. At one end of the line Turner is fighting to stay conscious after a gunshot wound … at the other end Nevada is beyond frantic
    trying to keep Turner awake until medical aid arrives. As time is slip-slipping away, the two begin to realize that they have more in common than they initially thought, and slowly this
    phone call turns into the...
    Turner and Nevada are facing a dire crisis over the phone. At one end of the line Turner is fighting to stay conscious after a gunshot wound … at the other end Nevada is beyond frantic
    trying to keep Turner awake until medical aid arrives. As time is slip-slipping away, the two begin to realize that they have more in common than they initially thought, and slowly this
    phone call turns into the most important happening in their lives … in more ways than one!
  • Absolution
    "With a mobster tale, the audience comes in with certain expectations: there will be violence, sex and murder, and these “Absolution” delivers. What’s unusual is that the play also mixes in an unexpected and moving sweetness that uplifts the gritty world these characters inhabit "
    -Margie Royale, Delco Culture Vultures

    Ric and Clay are the “clean-up crew” for the mob. They don’t...
    "With a mobster tale, the audience comes in with certain expectations: there will be violence, sex and murder, and these “Absolution” delivers. What’s unusual is that the play also mixes in an unexpected and moving sweetness that uplifts the gritty world these characters inhabit "
    -Margie Royale, Delco Culture Vultures

    Ric and Clay are the “clean-up crew” for the mob. They don’t make the dead bodies, they just dispose of them, but when Clay is outed as an FBI informant, it’s up to Ric to make his partner disappear. That’s a problem for Ric, because he loves Clay like a son. The solution? Before he does his partner in, he’s going to give him something he’s never had before. Enter: Immaculata, She’s charming, she’s goofy, and she just might save them all…
  • Redemption (a romantic comedy?)
    Marco is a killer for hire. Joey is the petty crook in his crosshairs
    who'll do anything to save his skin, anything. But when these men
    realize they have more in common than they think, could they really
    escape a life of crime? Is it all a scam or something else entirely?
    Will either one make it out alive or ….will they make it together?

    "Redemption is...
    Marco is a killer for hire. Joey is the petty crook in his crosshairs
    who'll do anything to save his skin, anything. But when these men
    realize they have more in common than they think, could they really
    escape a life of crime? Is it all a scam or something else entirely?
    Will either one make it out alive or ….will they make it together?

    "Redemption is surprisingly full of romance and has some shock value, too, but what the play impeccably highlights is the concept of humanity."
    -Emily Feodr, The Ithaca Voice
  • Divided We....
    When liberal talk show host Ben Simmons brings the infamous gay right wing loud mouth, Constantine Verrand on his show, the controversy it causes could lose him, his friends, his partner, and his beloved show.
  • The Church Bells All Were Broken
    "Ebersole’s well-crafted play proves both funny and heartfelt. While mere mockery would please the Fringe crowd, The Church Bells All Were Broken goes beyond, succeeding in showing that everyone involved, no matter how horrible they seem, means well." - Mark Cofta, Broadstreet Review

    "Dave Ebersole’s script is balanced and thoughtful, and it’s cathartic to hear the argument yelled...
    "Ebersole’s well-crafted play proves both funny and heartfelt. While mere mockery would please the Fringe crowd, The Church Bells All Were Broken goes beyond, succeeding in showing that everyone involved, no matter how horrible they seem, means well." - Mark Cofta, Broadstreet Review

    "Dave Ebersole’s script is balanced and thoughtful, and it’s cathartic to hear the argument yelled back at the haters who so recently visited Philadelphia: “God is love!” - Dorie Byrne.

    Jeff and Melissa are part of the infamous MacArthur family; a Family known to take their religious beliefs to the extreme by picketing funerals with their offensive signs and parodies of pop songs. They take their message of "God hates fags" and "America is doomed" all over the country and even all the way to the Supreme Court. But when Jeff decides to come to terms with his sexuality his whole life changes as he tries to maintain his faith while his family makes him an outcast. Will his sister, who loves him dearly, be able to pull him back into the fold or will she finally see that she is really part of a cult?

    A fictitious story inspired by the real Westboro Baptist Church and its members.
  • Living Space
    Oliver is a gay man looking for a straight friend. Luke is a straight man looking for ...any friend. When Oliver find Luke drunkenly passed out in his friend's car, they begin a companionship that changes both their lives - and their living arrangements. It's a comedy about friendship and what it means to be able to "be there" for someone else, when no one else really can be.