Harrison Young

Harrison Young

Harrison Young is the Knoxville Ambassador for the Dramatists Guild of America.  As a Theatre graduate from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville and improvisation-alum from the Peoples Improv Theater-NYC, he has performed in many comedies and new plays which taught him how to write his own comedies.

His writing credits for productions and readings include: ONLINE FIGHTING (Game Play Festival at...
Harrison Young is the Knoxville Ambassador for the Dramatists Guild of America.  As a Theatre graduate from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville and improvisation-alum from the Peoples Improv Theater-NYC, he has performed in many comedies and new plays which taught him how to write his own comedies.

His writing credits for productions and readings include: ONLINE FIGHTING (Game Play Festival at the Brick Theater, Peoples Improv Theater, New Play Festival at the Tennessee Stage Company, Farragut High School, Gibbs High School, Wild Thyme Players, Pandora's Dream Productions); A COCAINE COMEDY (Peoples Improv Theater, New Play Festival at the Tennessee Stage Company); MAKING IT UP (Treehouse Theater, Peoples Improv Theater); SECRET DISCLOSURES (series at the Treehouse Theater); GRANDMA'S DEATH DISH (Tiger Lily Theatre, Chance Residential Center); ASKING FOR A FRIEND (Santa Monica Theatre); NO PROPS (Tiger Lily Theatre); ALASKAN ASSASSINS (Tiger Lily Theatre); and THE INCONSEQUENTIAL CUPCAKE! (Bad Theater Fest at St. Paul's Theater). He also co-wrote RAFT (New Play Festival at the Tennessee Stage Company).

His performing credits include new plays like the world premieres of THE HUNGRY HEART (Carpetbag Theatre) and HOPPY'S TRUNK (New Play Festival at the Tennessee Stage Company). He also created new shows weekly with the Treehouse Theater's improv house-team VICE CREAM.

Plays

  • Online Fighting [full-length]
    ONLINE FIGHTING is an action-comedy about two video gamers rekindling a feud. What starts off as fun and games online quickly becomes a battle of jealousy and redemption offline, especially once mothers and girlfriends get involved. Realism, absurdity, and stage combat blend together to create a story to entertain both young hardcore gamers and old non-gamers alike.

    Cast: at least five men and...
    ONLINE FIGHTING is an action-comedy about two video gamers rekindling a feud. What starts off as fun and games online quickly becomes a battle of jealousy and redemption offline, especially once mothers and girlfriends get involved. Realism, absurdity, and stage combat blend together to create a story to entertain both young hardcore gamers and old non-gamers alike.

    Cast: at least five men and three women (four lead roles + 19 supporting roles). Recommended production team: fans of video games and stage combat (features thirteen Street Fighter-type fights).


    {{NOTE: also available is a high school version (with cleaner word-choices and less alcohol) and a short version (variation of the first scene). "Online Fighting [high school, full-length]" and "Online Fighting [short]" can be searched on NPX.}}
  • Online Fighting [high school, full-length]
    ONLINE FIGHTING is an action-comedy about two video gamers rekindling a feud. What starts off as fun and games online quickly becomes a battle of jealousy and redemption offline, especially once mothers and girlfriends get involved. Realism, absurdity, and stage combat blend together to create a story to entertain both young hardcore gamers and old non-gamers alike.

    Cast: at least five men and...
    ONLINE FIGHTING is an action-comedy about two video gamers rekindling a feud. What starts off as fun and games online quickly becomes a battle of jealousy and redemption offline, especially once mothers and girlfriends get involved. Realism, absurdity, and stage combat blend together to create a story to entertain both young hardcore gamers and old non-gamers alike.

    Cast: at least five men and three women (four lead roles + 19 supporting roles). Recommended production team: fans of video games and stage combat (features thirteen Street Fighter-type fights).


    {{NOTE: also available is the standard version (with a few cuss words and more alcohol) and a short version (variation of the first scene). "Online Fighting [full-length]" and "Online Fighting [short]" can be searched on NPX.}}
  • Online Fighting [short]
    ONLINE FIGHTING is an action-comedy about two video gamers rekindling a feud. What starts off as fun and games online quickly becomes a battle of jealousy and redemption offline, especially once mothers and girlfriends get involved. Realism, absurdity, and stage combat blend together to create a story to entertain both young hardcore gamers and old non-gamers alike.

    Cast: two men, one woman,...
    ONLINE FIGHTING is an action-comedy about two video gamers rekindling a feud. What starts off as fun and games online quickly becomes a battle of jealousy and redemption offline, especially once mothers and girlfriends get involved. Realism, absurdity, and stage combat blend together to create a story to entertain both young hardcore gamers and old non-gamers alike.

    Cast: two men, one woman, one voice-over, and at two-six stage combatants (three lead "real human" roles + 6 supporting "video game fighter" roles and 1 voice-over). Recommended production team: fans of video games and stage combat (features three Street Fighter-type fights).


    {{NOTE: also available is the standard full-length version and a similar high school full-length version (the differences being a few word-choices and amount of alcohol featured). "Online Fighting [full-length]" and "Online Fighting [high school, full-length]" can be searched on NPX.}}
  • Making It Up
    MAKING IT UP is a meta one-act play about a reality TV show based on improvisation. The actors struggle in and out of the script as they become the world's best improv-team on TV, led by the world's greatest coach -- Phil Jackson.

    Cast: at least eight men and three women (suggested twelve roles). Recommended production team: improv-fans with a commitment to versatility and disdain for reality TV.
  • No Props
    NO PROPS is a comedy focused on prop-comedy and artist-producer relationships. When Fiorina snaps on Barbara for her low ticket-sales to her tour "Barbie and Box-Box," Barbara snaps back and gets herself fired. Before she receives her pink slip though, a fan comes backstage and asks for a personal encore -- complete with unique items coming out of her prop-box.

    Cast: four women....
    NO PROPS is a comedy focused on prop-comedy and artist-producer relationships. When Fiorina snaps on Barbara for her low ticket-sales to her tour "Barbie and Box-Box," Barbara snaps back and gets herself fired. Before she receives her pink slip though, a fan comes backstage and asks for a personal encore -- complete with unique items coming out of her prop-box.

    Cast: four women. Recommended production team: lovers of prop-comedy and sight-gags.
  • Grandma's Death Dish
    Leonardo the cat has died and Marcy Angelo wants to give him a proper funeral. Her children and grandchild begrudgingly partake in this event where cats roam free, strangers take food, and preachers honor the fallen feline.

    Cast: four women, one man, one gender-blind human role, and at least two gender-blind cats. Recommended production team: woman-centric with a great fake sneezer.
  • Bless Her Heart
    Chloe takes her eleven children to Shoney's in this comedy so her kids can eat free. When the free meals don't apply to all of her children, a stranger stands up from her table long enough to support this family. While Chloe is thankful, the stranger's brand of kindness quickly gets on their family's nerves.

    CAST: eight women, five men, two gender-blind roles. Recommended...
    Chloe takes her eleven children to Shoney's in this comedy so her kids can eat free. When the free meals don't apply to all of her children, a stranger stands up from her table long enough to support this family. While Chloe is thankful, the stranger's brand of kindness quickly gets on their family's nerves.

    CAST: eight women, five men, two gender-blind roles. Recommended production team: big group of people who can have fun with small parts.
  • Those Girls
    An all-female cast analyzes what makes them self-conscious about themselves as they explore the idea of what it means to be called one of "those" girls.

    Cast: ten women. Recommended production team: teachers and young women in need of confidence.
  • Alaskan Assassins [all-male cast]
    ALASKAN ASSASSINS is a sensation about an investigation's interrogation at a police station. Cast: three men. Recommended production team: fans of wordplay. {{NOTE: also available is an all-female version. "Alaskan Assassins [all-female cast]" can be searched on NPX.}}
  • Alaskan Assassins [all-female cast]
    ALASKAN ASSASSINS is a sensation about an investigation's interrogation at a police station. Cast: three women. Recommended production team: fans of wordplay. {{NOTE: also available is an all-male version. "Alaskan Assassins [all-male cast]" can be searched on NPX.}}
  • Asphalt and Asphyxiation
    ASPHALT AND ASPHYXIATION is a flirty light-hearted piece that just so happens to take place under a hanging body. Andre and Georgia play Marbles after they hung their boss at their job's parking lot. They discover their passion for each other and wait for the police to find them.

    Cast: two men, one woman. Recommended production team: flirty people looking for something Southern Gothic.