Trip Venturella

Trip Venturella

Trip Venturella is an MFA Playwright at Ohio University. His work include Killer Maples: The Musical!, The Water Baby, and Sibyl. He enjoys writing history plays, and plays that make the audience laugh. For three years, he was the Director of Development for Apollinaire Theater Company in Chelsea, MA, where he was the principle community outreach coordinator for Apollinaire in the Park, a free, outdoor,...
Trip Venturella is an MFA Playwright at Ohio University. His work include Killer Maples: The Musical!, The Water Baby, and Sibyl. He enjoys writing history plays, and plays that make the audience laugh. For three years, he was the Director of Development for Apollinaire Theater Company in Chelsea, MA, where he was the principle community outreach coordinator for Apollinaire in the Park, a free, outdoor, bilingual summer performance. With Apollinaire, he was in charge of development, outreach, and fundraising to plan and build the Apollinaire Black Box and the Riseman Family Theatre, as well as the Apollinaire Play Lab and the Co-Working Initiative. As a dramaturg he has worked with Ohio University's Department of Theatre and Tantrum Theatre in Columbus, OH. He is also the author of the interactive sci-fi play First Contact, available on Amazon Alexa.

Plays

  • Sibyl
    Two weeks ago, Sibyl, the love of Les’ life, disappeared, and today Les’ job is to interrogate the last person to have seen her alive. Luckily, Les has a Hepatoscope, a device that allows him to plumb the depths of another person’s mind. But minds are tricky places, and, as Les begins to discover, what we call reality can be trickier still. "Sibyl" is a dark comedy that blurs the lines between memory, fantasy, and truth.
  • Kiss of Bigfoot
    Man seeks meaning. Man finds Bigfoot.
  • Trying to Heal
    A woman, and her dog, must make a decision: does she help a client accused of sexual assault get his severance package, or tell him what he really deserves?
  • Where Are They Now
    A writer tries to write a play; his dead friend shows up to help.
  • The Water Baby
    Theo is an American immigrant with a shadowy past. Conscripted into the Marine Corps to fight in the Banana Wars of the 1920's, a display of battlefield mercy sets him on a path towards redemption, if he can manage to contain his dark impulses. How much does the person we were define the person we try to become?