Franky Gonzalez

Franky Gonzalez

Currently represented by:

Theatre: Evan Morse
TV: Vernaliz Co

Franky D. Gonzalez is a playwright of Colombian descent living in Dallas, TX originally from Queens, NY. He holds a BA in Theatre from the University of North Texas and has had productions and readings with several theatre companies and colleges in the Dallas-Ft. Worth metroplex since 2011 including Kitchen Dog...
Currently represented by:

Theatre: Evan Morse
TV: Vernaliz Co

Franky D. Gonzalez is a playwright of Colombian descent living in Dallas, TX originally from Queens, NY. He holds a BA in Theatre from the University of North Texas and has had productions and readings with several theatre companies and colleges in the Dallas-Ft. Worth metroplex since 2011 including Kitchen Dog Theater, Camp Death Productions, Sundown Collaborative Theatre, Nouveau 47, Bishop Arts Theatre Center, the UNT University Players, The Aviary, University of North Texas, Mountain View College, and Grayson College. He also serves as the Dramatists Guild Regional Representative for the Dallas - Fort Worth metroplex.

Nationally his work has been featured with The Mid-America Theatre Conference, The Great Plains Theatre Conference, Repertorio Español, The Midwest Dramatists Conference, Focal Theatre Lab/reACT Gallery, A Light in Dark Places, Jenny Magazine, PEN America's Inaugural Writer's Resist, and the One-Minute Play Festival. His full-length play EVEN FLOWERS BLOOM IN HELL, SOMETIMES was a winning script selected for reading as part of the Nuestras Voces National Playwriting Competition, for development in the PlayLab Series of the Great Plains Theatre Conference and the Lark 25th Annual Playwrights' Week. He has also been a finalist for San Diego REP Latinx New Play Festival, The Dennis and Victoria Ross Foundation Playwriting Program, the Playwrights Realm Scratchpad Series, and a semi-finalist for the Eugene O’Neill National Playwrights Conference.

Plays

  • Even Flowers Bloom in Hell, Sometimes
    “Developed in The Lark's Playwrights' Week, New York City."

    An examination of the inmates within a system trying to discover meaning in the face of isolation and doubt in one's own worth over a 25 year bid. The play explores familial ties, love, race, inmate-correctional officer relations, the passing of time, and the succeeding generation of individuals who deal with the...
    “Developed in The Lark's Playwrights' Week, New York City."

    An examination of the inmates within a system trying to discover meaning in the face of isolation and doubt in one's own worth over a 25 year bid. The play explores familial ties, love, race, inmate-correctional officer relations, the passing of time, and the succeeding generation of individuals who deal with the challenges of trying to avoid a life of crime or resigning oneself to becoming a part of the system that swept up previous generations.
  • Before You Get Married
    Before You Get Married explores the relationship between siblings - the night before the sister's wedding - that they may not be related. With the passing night and flowing wine, both siblings struggle to understand what they mean to each other as they reveal secrets of the past and explore the desires of two people at once impossibly connected and separated.
  • I'll Tell You at Sunrise
    An unnamed man contemplating suicide hires a vagabond to bury him after the deed is done. The vagabond agrees but on condition that the man listen to the vagabond until the next train arrives.
  • One Month Along
    A play occurring over five years in reverse chronology about three creatives navigating the world of theatre, friendship, and infidelity.
  • Letter to my Brother
    Whilst preparing for the match of his career, a boxer reminisces on memories of his younger brother and the events that drove them apart and led to the night’s main event: A showdown between two brothers for the Championship title.
  • My Dear Children
    A one act play exploring the hidden desires between siblings Jason and Alicia the night before Alicia is to get married to a man she doesn't love.
  • Three Triple Six Four Oh Five Three
    A young man visits an inmate family member where they discuss gentrification, racism, and the prospect of education versus a life on the streets.
  • Happy Together
    A couple a long way from home meet a man who becomes fast friends with the couple. An affair begins which twists itself into a ménage à trois of voyeurism, loneliness, repression and obsession. A three character show in which two actors split the role of the cuckolded husband between scenes, Happy Together explores the nature of denial, memory, repression and desire in one continuous scene without blackout.
  • Mission Trip [A One-Minute Play]
    Tired of talking about sad news and deportation, a woman changes the topic of conversation to something more positive: her upcoming mission trip to Guatemala. Written for the Dallas Edition of the One-Minute Play Festival with Kitchen Dog Theater
  • What Love Must Be
    A man and woman eating dinner confront each other about an affair the other must be having. As the dialogue passes; the truth becomes more and more vague and the relationship that was originally implied takes on a new dimension.

    An updated and expanded version of To Love and Be Loved in Return.
  • The Final Battle (As it Occurred in the Holy City of Game Emporium and Exchange)
    Two very anxious employees of Game Emporium and Exchange count the minutes until closing time, relieved that their latest release from the hit role-playing game Castles and Gorgons has not been marred by two frequent customers who take their roleplaying very seriously. Just as the employees are about to lock up for the night both men burst into the store, on a quest to purchase the last copy of Castle and...
    Two very anxious employees of Game Emporium and Exchange count the minutes until closing time, relieved that their latest release from the hit role-playing game Castles and Gorgons has not been marred by two frequent customers who take their roleplaying very seriously. Just as the employees are about to lock up for the night both men burst into the store, on a quest to purchase the last copy of Castle and Gorgons for themselves. The stage is set for a clash of epic proportions as the Mage-Slayer and the Lightbringer do battle for the last copy of Castles and Gorgons Final Battle Supplements!
  • Popsicle Kisses
    A father and daughter recall their relationship over the years after the mother's suicide.
  • Our Child
    A homeless couple’s relationship is pushed to its limits under the oncoming, very literal weight of one of life’s greatest mysteries: a child.
  • Flores en el infierno
    An examination of the inmates within a system trying to discover meaning in the face of isolation and doubt in one's own worth over a 25 year bid.

    Spoken in Spanglish.
  • To Love and Be Loved in Return
    A man and woman eating dinner confront each other about an affair the other must be having. As the dialogue passes; the truth becomes more and more vague and the relationship that was originally implied takes on a new dimension.
  • At the End
    A young man and woman reflect on love, loss, death, grief and moving on.
  • Chicago is Safer [A One-Minute Play]
    Two men discuss why it is that actresses from Dallas keep leaving the city for other markets like Chicago despite the danger and risk of violence associated with going to Chicago. Written for the 5th annual One-Minute Play Festival in Dallas with Kitchen Dog Theater.
  • A Question, a Monologue
    From a forthcoming script. A woman has a question to ask but first, she has to lay out some of her rationale for asking this question.
  • The Protagonist Dies on Page 15
    The Protagonist finds out after waking up that they will die on Page 15. An argument with the Creator ensues.
  • Perspective
    A woman recalls the day she spent with her grandmother the day after the news broke on the existence of tent cities and tender-age shelters. Following this day with her grandmother she finds new courage to face what may come.
  • The Gift of da Maggies
    Christmas Eve, 2013. A penitentiary. Two unnamed inmates discuss the pronunciation of the word "magi," and unwittingly become a retelling of the famous O. Henry story.

    This play occurs in the same continuity as Even Flowers Bloom in Hell, Sometimes also by Franky D. Gonzalez
  • Christmas Call from My Sister
    A call between sisters--one in prison while the other is free--on Christmas Day discussing making dreams come true, living life to the fullest, and the regrets that come with unfulfilled potential.

    Originally a scene cut from Even Flowers Bloom in Hell, Sometimes, redone to be its own standalone play.