David Narter

David Narter

David Narter is a teacher and host of the monthly show for educators, “Detention Hall.” He is the author of "The Worst Baby Name Book" and "Don’t Name Your Baby", and has appeared on CNN and ABC-7 talking about them. It didn't go well. His essays have appeared in English Journal and The Book Group Book, and he is a frequent contributor to The Heckler.

His short plays...
David Narter is a teacher and host of the monthly show for educators, “Detention Hall.” He is the author of "The Worst Baby Name Book" and "Don’t Name Your Baby", and has appeared on CNN and ABC-7 talking about them. It didn't go well. His essays have appeared in English Journal and The Book Group Book, and he is a frequent contributor to The Heckler.

His short plays have been performed in Chicago and LA, where he is considered acceptably handsome for a man of his advanced age.

Plays

  • The Vanishing Point
    When everyone around her believes they are being replicated and replaced by a social media virtual invasion, Lynn struggles to maintain her sanity in an increasingly absurd and terrifying world. A darkly funny play about who were are and who we wish we were.
  • #krazyman
    When the video of Krasimir being chased out of his apartment goes viral, he finds
    himself stuck on the roof of a convenience store. Meanwhile, his sister, filming a
    documentary of Krasimir, leverages their new found virtual celebrity by livestreaming
    and partnering with corporations and charitable causes. But as multiple accounts and
    copycat profiles proliferate, Krasimir and his...
    When the video of Krasimir being chased out of his apartment goes viral, he finds
    himself stuck on the roof of a convenience store. Meanwhile, his sister, filming a
    documentary of Krasimir, leverages their new found virtual celebrity by livestreaming
    and partnering with corporations and charitable causes. But as multiple accounts and
    copycat profiles proliferate, Krasimir and his friends find their messages and very
    identities fractured by violence, hatred and the desperate struggle for attention. This
    multi-media, dark comedy takes place entirely on a single set
    (the rooftop).
  • Sharpies
    Parents, desperate to see their child admitted to an exclusive preschool, view his "audition" play date through an observation room window. Unfortunately, things go wrong - horribly wrong! 10 minutes.
  • Americaland
    Someone is letting customers into Americaland for free. In trying to determine what to do with the culprit, the characters of this fictional amusement park nation (Harrisons, Adamses, and Jeffersons) realize how little they actually know about Americaland. 10 minutes
  • Love is Hell
    ABIMELCHK the demon finds that STEVE just can't be tortured. Or maybe, you just can't be tortured by the one you love.
  • Despacita
    Yisella's in trouble at school again, and nobody can find her mother. In this short play, we see, in reverse order, how students are really just products of their environments, no matter their intentions.
  • Your Wallet
    Ethan shadows his Uncle Stan to learn sales. When Ethan questions Stan's morality for overcharging, Stan lays twenty dollars on the table, directly challenging Ethan's - and the audience's - sense of personal virtue. 10 minutes