David Lipschutz

David Lipschutz

David Lipschutz (he/him) is a Chicago-based artist and ensemble member of Hell in a Handbag Productions, Chicago's premier camp drag theatre company. With Handbag, he co-wrote the Jeff Recommended THE GOLDEN GIRLS: THE LOST EPISODES, VOL. 3 (which has been performed with LAFF Shows/IndyFringe as well).

He has written works performed throughout the country, including MODUS OPERANDI (Kankakee...
David Lipschutz (he/him) is a Chicago-based artist and ensemble member of Hell in a Handbag Productions, Chicago's premier camp drag theatre company. With Handbag, he co-wrote the Jeff Recommended THE GOLDEN GIRLS: THE LOST EPISODES, VOL. 3 (which has been performed with LAFF Shows/IndyFringe as well).

He has written works performed throughout the country, including MODUS OPERANDI (Kankakee Valley Theatre Association - Runner-Up, Staged Play (Adult Division)), PERSEVERANCE (Left Edge Theatre), G'OY VEY! (Geneva Theatre Guild), HYDRATION (Theatre West), THE BERENSTAIN BEARADOX (Paradox Theatre Works), BIRTHRIGHT (Jakespeare VTC), BOGUS OPERANDI (Westchester Civic Theatre), and THE ALL-NEW DATING GAME! NINTENDO EDITION (Westchester Civic Theatre), as well as several 24-hour play festivals with Eclectic Full Contact Theatre, BYOT Productions, and Generic Theatre Company.

Plays

  • Ahavah (Co-Written with Dana Hall)
    After his Bubbie’s death, Saul returns home to his family after a long absence to sit Shiva. Alice,
    Saul’s girlfriend joins him. Saul tries to portray the perfect version of what he thinks his family
    wants. However, a message from the beyond leads both Saul and Alice to some meaningful
    realizations.

    |10-minute play|
  • The All-New Dating Game! Nintendo Edition
    It's everyone's favorite 1980's game show, "The All-New Dating Game!", but with a twist. On this particular episode, three familiar Nintendo characters vie for the heart of one very special princess. Who will win? Tune in and find out!

    |10-minute play|
  • The Berenstain Bearadox
    A father has an existential crisis after reading his child a bedtime story.

    |2-minute monologue|

    NOTE: Zoom/virtual and 1-minute adaptations are also available.
  • Birthright
    As her daughter's Bat Mitzvah date draws near, a mother finds herself in a struggle against a vampire of Jewish folklore.

    |10-minute radio play|
  • G'Oy Vey!
    A virtual first date between Ezra, who is Jewish, and Taylor, who is not, goes awry when Ezra’s entire family shows up.

    |one-act virtual play|
  • hYdration
    Two women have a chance encounter outside of a drag bar.

    |10-minute play|
  • Modus Operandi
    Things aren't as they seem as two detectives interrogate a suspect.

    |10-minute play|

    NOTE: Bogus Operandi, a 1980's adaptation of Modus Operandi, is also available.
  • Performance Anxiety
    When Josh is late to his company's virtual work call, chaos ensues.

    |15-minute play|
  • PerSEVERance
    A live online workout class is interrupted by mysterious and potentially sinister events.

    |10-minute virtual play|
  • The Pi(e) Guy
    When Mathematics Professor Archie Medes returns home to help his ailing mother run the family pie shop, he gets more than he bargained for as his mathematical prowess thrusts him into the world of crime solving. THE PI(E) GUY is presented as a television pilot (a la Murder, She Wrote), but it is written to be performed on the stage.

    |one-act play|
  • Two Pigeons Talk About Sh*tting On People And Then They Sh*t On People, A Love Story
    Two pigeons talk about sh*tting on people. Then they sh*t on people. It is also a love story!

    |5-minute play| / |5-minute virtual play|