Fred Tacon

Fred Tacon

I am a playwright, composer, director, and performer in the Greater Cincinnati region with 30+ years of laughter and tears in the theatre. My work has been produced locally, and I am just beginning to seek a broader audience. I hope you enjoy what I have written.

Plays

  • Swan Pond
    Odette and Odile are twin sisters who couldn’t be more different. When their wizard father accidentally casts a curse that changes them into birds, the girls and their dad must find a way to reverse the spell before they are stuck that way forever. Inspired by Swan Lake, this silly yet heart-felt play for young audiences shows the importance of kindness and the meaning of true love.
  • Rent-A-Stiff
    Mr. Ut, the proprietor of a human taxidermy rental company, is at risk of losing his livelihood due to aging inventory and new competition. But, he makes shocking discovery that just might save his business. This macabre comedy is well-suited for themed evenings of short plays for Halloween, horror, or simply the strange and unusual.

    See the Supporting Video section for the 2022 Stories Found podcast production.
  • Day Four
    TWO MINUTE PLAY: Just a lark. It really happened, so I wrote a play about it. A guy (me) is attempting to participate in the 31 Plays in 31 Days challenge, and he forgets to write a play on day four.
  • Puddle Jumpers
    TEN MINUTE MUSICAL: Three very different teenage girls get caught in the rain at a bus stop under one umbrella. Can they make the best of the situation, or will their bickering leave them all wet? Fun, energetic songs include Share Your Umbrella, Stuck With You, and Jump In a Puddle.
  • Moonbow Bride
    TEN MINUTE PLAY: Greg sits on the edge of a cliff overlooking Cumberland Falls. He considers jumping. Marisa arrives but doesn't try to stop him. They each have their reasons to be there, but will either one leave there alive? Inspired by a Kentucky ghost story.
  • Second Story Jobs
    TEN MINUTE PLAY: After falling in the bathroom and losing a tooth, Huey puts it under his pillow. He didn’t really expect anyone to show up, especially not her. 2 onstage roles. 1 voice over (can be live or pre-recorded).