CL Byrd

CL Byrd

CL's plays have been performed in the United States, Australia, Costa Rica, South Africa, and Israel. CL was recently chosen for the National Young Playwrights in Residence at the Echo Theater Company in Los Angeles, California.


  • The Philosophy of Cavemen
    FULL LENGTH: Three cavemen debate the nature of life while trying to survive. When one invents the wheel, they enjoy a newfound "prosperity".
  • Flat Earth, Aliens, and Other Theories
    FULL LENGTH: A group of co-workers discusses conspiracy theories while on break. Later that week, when the boss leaves town, things go awry.

  • The Edge of the World
    FULL LENGTH: A test subject is pushed to the edge while taking a new psychedelic drug.
  • Grand Theft Auto
    FULL LENGTH: After having their car stolen, a couple realizes the truth about their reality.

  • Playground
    FULL LENGTH: Two college actors rehearse their play in a basement. A roommate interrupts by washing her clothes. At a party after the performance, things get heated between the three.
  • Nero
    FULL LENGTH: The young emperor of Rome fights against the corruption of the Senate.
  • The Genre Game
    FULL LENGTH: A night of games and drinking turns into a "bad dream."

  • New Life
    FULL LENGTH: A man struggles with the process of reincarnation.
  • The Captain of a Creative Ship
    FULL LENGTH: At an audition, a "director" subjects a group of actors to various levels of absurdity.