Dave Cintron

Dave Cintron

Dave Cintron has thrown his hat into the playwright’s ring authoring several one-act and full-length plays over the past few years including Escape, modern war story; Resurruption, a comedy about the return of Christ and Psylo, a dark comedy about nuclear war. His style draws upon over a decade of Improv comedy and stand-up and a lifetime of associating with thespians. Other credits include three short films, a...
Dave Cintron has thrown his hat into the playwright’s ring authoring several one-act and full-length plays over the past few years including Escape, modern war story; Resurruption, a comedy about the return of Christ and Psylo, a dark comedy about nuclear war. His style draws upon over a decade of Improv comedy and stand-up and a lifetime of associating with thespians. Other credits include three short films, a stint as Feste in Twelfth Night and a defendant on a dramatized court show. He is also forced to admit he is the author of material in varied and diverse genres including books, both fiction and nonfiction, short stories, screenplays, even academic papers published in journals and presented at conferences. His purpose in life is to make you ask yourself what the hell you are doing here.

Plays

  • Safety
    When the American economic infrastructure totally collapses Dick and Jane seek refuge from the chaos in their survival shelter where the internet is their only connection to the real world, forcing them to face their differences in order to survive.

    The inspiration for Safety comes directly from current events such as attempts to purchase the Chicago Stock Exchange by Chinese investment groups,...
    When the American economic infrastructure totally collapses Dick and Jane seek refuge from the chaos in their survival shelter where the internet is their only connection to the real world, forcing them to face their differences in order to survive.

    The inspiration for Safety comes directly from current events such as attempts to purchase the Chicago Stock Exchange by Chinese investment groups, ongoing massive data breaches by overseas hackers, reports of hyper-inflation in countries like Venezuela and, of course, the recent Great Recession. Are you prepared?
  • Escape
    Escape is an up close and personal look at the effects and consequences on the human psyche of a soldier sent into war. It is not meant to be a condemnation nor a complimentary look, but to show what an individual is forced to face within themselves to deal with the acts of violence they are committed to perform – and the violence they face themselves.

    Set during the Iraq war, a deadly ambush...
    Escape is an up close and personal look at the effects and consequences on the human psyche of a soldier sent into war. It is not meant to be a condemnation nor a complimentary look, but to show what an individual is forced to face within themselves to deal with the acts of violence they are committed to perform – and the violence they face themselves.

    Set during the Iraq war, a deadly ambush forces PFC Dan Short and Army Medic Nora Hussein to seek refuge in a small boat on the river Tigris that takes them away from certain death into an uncertain escape. Injured and completely on their own, together they work to overcome the violent forces of man and nature opposing them from the most vulnerable position they have ever been in. They are forced to be both clever and honest while revealing their innermost character that brought them to war and how they have been changed by it.
  • Psylo
    An ensemble of actors play identical personnel in American and Russian ICBM launch facilities in this agitprop style dark comedy about Nuclear war. Lt. Brad Jones has written a thesis called Schrodinger’s Bomb that, using the Schrodinger’s Cat paradox as a basis, asserts that, while we all live under nuclear threat with its imperfect hair-trigger launch system, mankind is both alive and dead at the same time....
    An ensemble of actors play identical personnel in American and Russian ICBM launch facilities in this agitprop style dark comedy about Nuclear war. Lt. Brad Jones has written a thesis called Schrodinger’s Bomb that, using the Schrodinger’s Cat paradox as a basis, asserts that, while we all live under nuclear threat with its imperfect hair-trigger launch system, mankind is both alive and dead at the same time. At the same time a sudden onset of a conscience will not allow him to even pretend to launch a missile even during a drill. The story centers around his efforts to build up the nerve to launch the missile to force an endgame even if he has to bypass the failsafe controls by hacking into the launch control computers, and the Russian’s possible responses to launches by the Americans. In one of the abstract scenes a nuclear warhead, a globe representing the world, and a cat are put in a box. In the final scene, following an actual launch by both sides the box is opened, but the play ends without revealing what’s left inside.
  • Psylo: The Musical
    For a synopsis of the play, see Psylo. This play is not for the meek. This enhanced version includes: Passing out the 1950's booklet "Survival Under Atomic Attack" as part of the program; at intermission we have a CD with "Songs from the Nuclear Age"; then there are 10 a capella musical numbers, the first to the tune of the classic Wizard of Oz "We're Off To Launch A Missile...
    For a synopsis of the play, see Psylo. This play is not for the meek. This enhanced version includes: Passing out the 1950's booklet "Survival Under Atomic Attack" as part of the program; at intermission we have a CD with "Songs from the Nuclear Age"; then there are 10 a capella musical numbers, the first to the tune of the classic Wizard of Oz "We're Off To Launch A Missile", through "Schrodinger's Rap", "North Dakota" (to the tune of Oklahoma), the last "The Star Spangled Elegy" and more. The play itself is filled with terrifying truths, some delivered with multimedia presentations. Hopefully the audience will leave with a greatly increased awareness of the dangers of nuclear proliferation, in a state of shock, or both.
  • Resurruption
    A comedy about how the second coming of Christ ruins everyone’s life in the Smith family, centered around 16 year old Kyla who has recently become a born again Christian. When Christ steps off the crucifix one Sunday at the First Lutheran Church of Bethlehem, Maryland, Kyla’s blind faith flies in the face of her father’s materialism, her mother’s apathy towards religion, and television news reports only...
    A comedy about how the second coming of Christ ruins everyone’s life in the Smith family, centered around 16 year old Kyla who has recently become a born again Christian. When Christ steps off the crucifix one Sunday at the First Lutheran Church of Bethlehem, Maryland, Kyla’s blind faith flies in the face of her father’s materialism, her mother’s apathy towards religion, and television news reports only interested in the drama. At the end of the play her resurrected grandmother, grandfather, the Pope, her boyfriend, his Lutheran minister father, God, Satan and Christ come together for one last attempt by Christ to overcome the insanity of modern civilization. Christ calls off the resurrection and takes back the newborn baby that may or may not be Kyla’s immaculately conceived daughter and the next messiah. (This is a satire, not an inspirational or faith based story).
  • Precedent (short)
    A 10 year old boy who claims to have been shot down during World War 2 goes to the VA to argue his case for Veteran’s benefits.
  • A Fortune Named Cookie (short)
    Private Eye Joe Oreo helps Little Debbie find out what husband Amos is up to with some girl named Pamela. Lots of double entendre's for the grown ups.
  • Get Santa (short)
    Seeking revenge (and much to the protest of his wife Judy) Dan hides in the bedroom hallway waiting for Santa to come down the chimney. But when Santa is finally in his clutches, his young daughter comes to Santa's rescue. Dan finds out it wasn't Santa's fault, after all, that he was deprived of a Playstation. But still, he's been naughty ...