Dan Taube

Dan Taube

A proud member of The Dramatists Guild, I have spent the last 27 years teaching, directing, producing, acting and writing in Professional and Educational Theatre. A graduate of New York University, I received my BFA in Acting from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. Also a graduate of DePaul University, I received my MFA in Directing from DePaul University's The Theatre School.

In August of 2019...
A proud member of The Dramatists Guild, I have spent the last 27 years teaching, directing, producing, acting and writing in Professional and Educational Theatre. A graduate of New York University, I received my BFA in Acting from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. Also a graduate of DePaul University, I received my MFA in Directing from DePaul University's The Theatre School.

In August of 2019 I was the recipient of the M.E.H. Lewis Scholarship at Chicago Dramatists and became a Network Playwright there.

Throughout 2019 and 2020 I have devoted myself exclusively to the craft of writing plays. Subsequently, as an emerging writer I have had readings produced by Chicago Dramatists Workshop, Play Readings with Friends and Act Your Page.

I hope you enjoy my plays.

- Dan Taube

Plays

  • Let's Make A Deal (A one minute play)
    Two upper management executives are about to make the deal of a lifetime. Or are they?
  • Monster Boy - Part I
    Monster Boy is obsessed with monsters. His nocturnal pals help to keep him safe from the real monsters of this world -predatory cousins, vicious brothers and uncaring parents. He is alone in this world until he meets another "weird kid" - Anna - at a party circa 1982.
  • Lou And Bud Kill Their Dad
    The unfortunate sons of a big Abbott and Costello fan. While they were growing up their abusive father made them perform Who’s on First over and over again. As the play begins Bud has just murdered their father. They both celebrate the horrible act, their freedom and grieve over what must now happen.
  • What Did You Think Of Me?
    Two college roommates clash over lifestyles, sexuality and responsibilities. Once they become truly honest with each other they have reached the point of no return. It’s going to take a lot of work for them to put aside their differences and become friends again.
  • The Coin
    Two men, A and B meet for the first time in what appears to be a hospital or a waiting room or a halfway house.
    As they talk they discover all the things that make them the same and also what makes them very different. The question is: who will come out on top?
  • Women Like Us
    Full-length. Alice, a recent rape survivor is at a turning point in her life. Through her complicated relationship with her mother Lola, her supportive best friend Cindy and the memories she has of her gramma, she is coming to realize that in order to be the best mother to her adoptive daughter Lucy, she needs to let go and move on. It's as simple as that. Or is it?
  • Death of an Actor
    Full Length. It is the year 1985, aspiring actors, Jeremy and Finn are excited to meet their fellow class-mates and begin their acting training. Throughout the course of their freshmen year, they have their highs and lows, and a strong friendship is forged between the two young men. Flash forward twenty-four years, both men have accomplished a lot. Finn is now an oscar-nominated actor, and Jeremy is an award-...
    Full Length. It is the year 1985, aspiring actors, Jeremy and Finn are excited to meet their fellow class-mates and begin their acting training. Throughout the course of their freshmen year, they have their highs and lows, and a strong friendship is forged between the two young men. Flash forward twenty-four years, both men have accomplished a lot. Finn is now an oscar-nominated actor, and Jeremy is an award-winning playwright. Both have had struggles with substance abuse over the years. They try to help each other overcome their demons. But some demons simply can't be defeated.
  • Twisted Sister
    10 Minute Play. It is 1947 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The Wilson family home was once an icon for respectability and power within its community. Now, it is a broken-down home for sisters Olivia and Anna. While Olivia is hoping for a teaching career and a husband, her younger sister, Anna, has much bigger plans for her future than just playing housemaid to a dominant male.
  • The Golden Rule
    Ten Minute Play. Two teachers in a suburban high school meet one afternoon to try to settle their disagreements and come to terms with their tumultuous relationship once and for all.
  • Reckoning
    One Minute Play. At the wake of her husband's funeral, a mother must reckon with her artist son's complicated emotions.
  • Our Grand Old Khristmas Apokalypse
    Ten Minute Play. The old wizard GOKA is trying to kill Christmas once again. The magical trio of Pig, Scarecrow and Fairy are out to stop him and maybe convert him to the forces of good once and for all. And who is the mysterious Beast? Friend or foe? Good or evil? Only time will tell!