Dale Perreault

Dale Perreault

Dale Perreault is a playwright living in New York City. He is a 2016 Finalist for the Red Bull Theater Revelation Readings Short Play Festival and a 2016 Semi-Finalist for the Eugene O'Neill National Playwrights Conference. He was also an O'Neill Semi-Finalist in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014. He was a 2015 PlayPenn Semi-Finalist and a Finalist for the 2009 Princess Grace Playwriting Award. His works...
Dale Perreault is a playwright living in New York City. He is a 2016 Finalist for the Red Bull Theater Revelation Readings Short Play Festival and a 2016 Semi-Finalist for the Eugene O'Neill National Playwrights Conference. He was also an O'Neill Semi-Finalist in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014. He was a 2015 PlayPenn Semi-Finalist and a Finalist for the 2009 Princess Grace Playwriting Award. His works have been presented at the Samuel Beckett and Harold Clurman Theaters, Dixon Place, Ensemble Studio Theatre, the Atlantic Theater, Naked Angels, the Dramatists Guild and the Flea. Regional credits include works in Chicago, Los Angeles, Denver and Prague. His play Interbetween was staged in a vintage subway car at the New York Transit Museum by the Modern-Day Griot Theatre Company. His radio play Sculpitekt aired on over 100 stations nationally via the Shoestring Radio Theatre network. This play was also staged on a bill with work by Mac Wellman and Lumberob in a benefit for Staging Ground magazine. He audited 85 theater productions for the New York State Council on the Arts and is proud to have been part of the process bringing public funds to small theater companies with vision. He has worked at two radio stations and three libraries. He wrote the text for a Samuel Beckett centenary commemoration at Cooper Union Library, and also curated a Great Hall Speakers exhibit and one-day Dada pop-up there. He's a long-standing member of the Dramatists Guild. His playwriting debut was in the third grade at Holy Trinity School in his hometown of Somersworth, NH.

Plays

  • A play on ice, with all the characters on skates in counterclockwise motion. Two diplomats attempt to redraw desert borders and craft a potential Ice Treaty. Lumpenpress chase Beatitude I on her daily skate to see if she'll fall, as she eludes them with her Minister of the Interior and receives musical gifts from three of her court composers, the Masters of the Queen's Musick. A terminally excluded...
    A play on ice, with all the characters on skates in counterclockwise motion. Two diplomats attempt to redraw desert borders and craft a potential Ice Treaty. Lumpenpress chase Beatitude I on her daily skate to see if she'll fall, as she eludes them with her Minister of the Interior and receives musical gifts from three of her court composers, the Masters of the Queen's Musick. A terminally excluded Q Composer laments the state of his career and drives the ice-clearing Zamboni.
  • In the firmament, a tuning fork pings some planets and decimates others. Meanwhile, the tin-foiled Baked Potato in Space opts to divert its exploratory mission, much to the consternation of Destination Central, and encounters a cabbage planet with brussel sprout moons, the two-faced sphere Erst/eRST, a docking clone, and various split infinities in the iotaspheres.
  • Nursula and the Doctorly are both afraid of Hospuss the Short Hair who has a predilection for hissing, thumping his tail, clawing catheter bags, vomiting on blankets, sitting on the chests of dying patients and emitting a lethal purr.
  • With the polar caps melting and the seas about to turn to lemonade, Cordial enlists Mr. and Mrs. Moot to remake Moot Farm into a Fourier Society abounding in work pleasure, Opera Cabal, the butterfly passion, various corteges, plumes, and the 4 significant apples of history - on the way to Harmony. Another Utopia of plenty, the supermarket Eden Fair, is within walking distance and has air conditioning.
  • Shall we start? Is everybody here? Is someone out there covering? Is there enough oxygen? Meeting culture. What was decided? We should do that. We means you. We're a focus group. Us, focus? Tomato juice. Brain scans. Tourists. Mirrors. Just keep talking fast. Let Joy continue.
  • A skeletal benefactor presides over an annual banquet he had bequeathed funding for, a spread populated by a beset table of malcontents vying for the garland wreath of most wretched. Loosely adapted from Nathaniel Hawthorne's story "The Christmas Banquet."
  • Seven ages in a life - I. Dolly Shot (age 4) - II. Dolly O'Clock (age 14) - III. Dolly Toxic (age 24) - IV. Dolly Logic (age 34) - V. Dolly Chronic (age 44) - VI. Dolly Economy (age 74) - VII. Dolly Province (age 104)
  • A family primal scene is resolved a tad too quickly for the author who enters in hope of stirring up more conflict.
  • Felled by too much syrup at a political fundraiser, the Abbot Severance is visited by several of his disciples, whose problems he addresses with glib attention. As each leaves depleted by his words, he regains strength. Amid the social bustle of a Christmas Eve fundraiser at the Crêperie, he navigates the growing political chasm between the Right to Pursue Happiness Party and the incendiary Anti-Estrangement...
    Felled by too much syrup at a political fundraiser, the Abbot Severance is visited by several of his disciples, whose problems he addresses with glib attention. As each leaves depleted by his words, he regains strength. Amid the social bustle of a Christmas Eve fundraiser at the Crêperie, he navigates the growing political chasm between the Right to Pursue Happiness Party and the incendiary Anti-Estrangement Party. An explosion there compels him to penetrate beyond the surface of his life, culminating in Act III's surreal parade of more expansive visions for himself and his society.
  • Three mediums gather in a reception room in a hotel by the sea during a mediums convention in the hope of communicating with their recently deceased medium friend.
  • Five people with the same name meet for deadpan All-You-Can-Eat. Do they have anything in common except Emmett Vunners?
  • Something is wrong. Something is misshelved. A morn to midnight workday in the career of Laurel Dimes, Library Director, as she navigates staff, patrons, the physical plant, a Tour of Reference, a Dead Composer's Wife, salespeople, a parrot, a Narrator, and her own Head Librarian sanity. Library of Congress Subject Headings are the least of her concerns in this Librarynth. A detail oriented world, yes...
    Something is wrong. Something is misshelved. A morn to midnight workday in the career of Laurel Dimes, Library Director, as she navigates staff, patrons, the physical plant, a Tour of Reference, a Dead Composer's Wife, salespeople, a parrot, a Narrator, and her own Head Librarian sanity. Library of Congress Subject Headings are the least of her concerns in this Librarynth. A detail oriented world, yes, but not very orderly and not very quiet.
  • At the End of the Iron Age, a married couple bickers over finances and a Penny Man pauses to take a chin rest while shoveling their accumulated pennies.
  • adapted for the stage from the novel by Ivan Turgenev
  • Delia and Sheila overlap in the past, future and theatrical present of Human Resources and workplace paranoia.
  • At the corner of Souvenir and Expectation, Sculpitekt leads a radio announcer, Mason and Aether Decanter on a tour of his new and sustainable dream building - an apex of living unparalleled in functionality, his own stamp on Neo-Revivalism.