Luke Pound

Luke Pound

Luke Pound is a graduate student studying psychology, public administration, and language at Clark University. A psycholinguist by trade and a writer by clever deception, he is particularly intrigued by theatrical convention, how it bends, and when it breaks. His full-length play "Flying Through Windows" received the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival's National Playwriting Award,...
Luke Pound is a graduate student studying psychology, public administration, and language at Clark University. A psycholinguist by trade and a writer by clever deception, he is particularly intrigued by theatrical convention, how it bends, and when it breaks. His full-length play "Flying Through Windows" received the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival's National Playwriting Award, Distinguished Achievement in 2022. His short play anthology "Elements," based upon Aristotle's six elements of theatre, premiered at Clark University's 2019 New Play Festival and received an honorable mention in the 2020 Loring Holmes & Ruth Dodd Drama Contest. When not writing plays, Luke is dancing on a salsa team, biking through the wilderness, or researching the impact of etymology on stereotype formation.

Luke's works of inspiration include "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead" by Tom Stoppard, "Huis clos" by Jean-Paul Sartre, "En attendant Godot" by Samuel Beckett, "Much Ado About Nothing" by William Shakespeare, and "Pass Over" by Antoinette Nwandu. His two favorite Aristotelian elements are idea and language.

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Plays

  • Flying Through Windows
    Flying Through Windows follows the story of childhood friends Adam and Nate as they navigate the first semester of their junior year of high school. Everything is changing, and they are no exception. We see hangouts, conversations, and memories. However, there is something in the corner of our eyes: the shadow of a girl who seems to be haunting Adam in his room. It all begins when a bird tries to fly through...
    Flying Through Windows follows the story of childhood friends Adam and Nate as they navigate the first semester of their junior year of high school. Everything is changing, and they are no exception. We see hangouts, conversations, and memories. However, there is something in the corner of our eyes: the shadow of a girl who seems to be haunting Adam in his room. It all begins when a bird tries to fly through Adam's window, only to break its neck. That single moment seems to carry on day after day, until, finally, the cycle is broken.
  • Elements: A Short Play Anthology
    “Elements” is a six-part anthology of short plays based upon Aristotle’s six elements of theatre: Character, Plot, Idea, Diction, Music, & Spectacle. Aristotle’s elements have been considered pillars in playwriting since their inception; what they are and how they function are often taken for granted. But what happens if the elements are pushed to their limits? Do they break, or do they bend? “Elements”...
    “Elements” is a six-part anthology of short plays based upon Aristotle’s six elements of theatre: Character, Plot, Idea, Diction, Music, & Spectacle. Aristotle’s elements have been considered pillars in playwriting since their inception; what they are and how they function are often taken for granted. But what happens if the elements are pushed to their limits? Do they break, or do they bend? “Elements” takes each of these concepts and reexamines it in its own play, showcasing the extremities of each principle as well as revealing its necessity.

    While these plays can be performed separately, this script combines them into one cohesive performance.
  • Idea
    Based upon the Aristotelian element of διάνοια (dianoia), "Idea" follows A, B, C, D, and E as they contemplate... well, everything. They seem to figure stuff out, but once F enters with a reality check, some reevaluation is necessary.

    "Idea" is the third of six plays in the anthology "Elements." While they can be performed in succession, they may also be performed...
    Based upon the Aristotelian element of διάνοια (dianoia), "Idea" follows A, B, C, D, and E as they contemplate... well, everything. They seem to figure stuff out, but once F enters with a reality check, some reevaluation is necessary.

    "Idea" is the third of six plays in the anthology "Elements." While they can be performed in succession, they may also be performed separately.

    This particular excerpt of the anthology was submitted to the Loring Holmes and Ruth Dodd Drama Contest in 2020 and received an honorable mention.
  • Eight
    After you die, your brain is still conscious for eight minutes; that's what they say, anyway. In those eight minutes, our minds take us on journeys through our past, using that final burst of residual bioelectricity to help us understand what has happened. For some, this journey is a bit more difficult than others; in "Eight," we see one such arduous journey.