Daphne Mintz

Daphne Mintz

Playwright, dramaturg, and producer residing in Atlanta, Georgia. Member of the Dramatists Guild of America, Working Title Playwrights, and Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas.

Plays

  • In Lieu of Flowers
    "Every man gets to take a piece of himself to the grave,” declares Damon Davis when faced with the suggestion that his father has been unfaithful.

    "In Lieu of Flowers" follows the journey of two cousins, raised as brothers, as they struggle to redefine their roles and relationships in the wake of grieving and eventually discover how much their father/father figure lives on through...
    "Every man gets to take a piece of himself to the grave,” declares Damon Davis when faced with the suggestion that his father has been unfaithful.

    "In Lieu of Flowers" follows the journey of two cousins, raised as brothers, as they struggle to redefine their roles and relationships in the wake of grieving and eventually discover how much their father/father figure lives on through them, both the good and the bad.
  • Cinnamon Girl
    Lily is a woman caught in a love triangle by loving a man she can't have and loving a career she can't control. From the broadcast room of a small radio station in Raleigh, North Carolina, Lily (moniker "Cinnamon Girl") takes calls for her weeknight lonely hearts show. We soon discover she gives outlandish advice, drinks on the job, has an offer for syndication, and an intriguing fan stalking her.
  • The Cinderblock Barmaid
    Etta, an urbanite who loses her day in court, shoots the neighbors' dog, then hightails to the desert with her three cats. Along the way, she finds herself in a cinderblock bar and asks the owner for a job where she can be surrounded by people, but doesn't have got talk to anyone. Thus begins the mystery of the Cinderblock Barmaid as everyone in town has a theory to who she is and why she's here...
    Etta, an urbanite who loses her day in court, shoots the neighbors' dog, then hightails to the desert with her three cats. Along the way, she finds herself in a cinderblock bar and asks the owner for a job where she can be surrounded by people, but doesn't have got talk to anyone. Thus begins the mystery of the Cinderblock Barmaid as everyone in town has a theory to who she is and why she's here. When the life she abandoned finds her and challenges her new life, the town claims her as one of their own, and strangers best beware.

    *Finalist - 1997 Sundance Film Festival Screenplay Writing Competition
  • Music Alone
    When Will’s parents both lose their steady corporate jobs, he discovers they are really left-over flower children at heart: ready to cash out, turn on, and become the starving artists they always wanted to be.
  • Junk 2 Junk
    Junk 2 Junk tells the tale of a life-long friendship that's having a hard time making it through the night. As the play opens, we are in a jewelry vault where Simon and Phil are going for the gold, the diamonds, the pearls, but not the opals...because Phil thinks they bring bad luck.
  • A-R
    In the not-too-distant future, an underground railroad enterprise brings a black man together with a white woman as she must escape from America to prevent being separated from her unborn, part-Hispanic baby.
  • And Know They Love You
    Leslie and Matt are at the end of their rope trying to love and live peacefully with Julie, their adult, heroin-addicted daughter. In a horrifying turn, they make a final effort to come to terms with the life Julie chooses.