Annette Storckman

Annette Storckman

Annette Storckman is a New York-based playwright, book writer, and comedy writer. Her work has been seen or developed at The Barrow Group, The Brick, Edinburgh Fringe, Barrington Stage Co, The Secret Theatre, Dixon Place, and at the Clemente Soto Velez as the 2016 Writer in Residence with Spicy Witch Productions. Her satire work has been featured in McSweeney's, Weekly Humorist, Sally Mag, and The Broadway...
Annette Storckman is a New York-based playwright, book writer, and comedy writer. Her work has been seen or developed at The Barrow Group, The Brick, Edinburgh Fringe, Barrington Stage Co, The Secret Theatre, Dixon Place, and at the Clemente Soto Velez as the 2016 Writer in Residence with Spicy Witch Productions. Her satire work has been featured in McSweeney's, Weekly Humorist, Sally Mag, and The Broadway Beat. She is a member of the sketch team, Only Sketches About (Featured Act at SketchFest NYC 2019). More information at www.annettestorckman.com

Plays

  • Faire
    The Queen has quit with no explanation and no replacement. In desperation, Dan, the artistic director of the Ren Faire, must navigate a web of sexual and professional politics to find her replacement before the following weekend. Once he sets his eyes on the new hire, Mary, a chain of events surrounding Nikki, the head wench, is set in motion.

    A play with music, interspersed with "on the...
    The Queen has quit with no explanation and no replacement. In desperation, Dan, the artistic director of the Ren Faire, must navigate a web of sexual and professional politics to find her replacement before the following weekend. Once he sets his eyes on the new hire, Mary, a chain of events surrounding Nikki, the head wench, is set in motion.

    A play with music, interspersed with "on the street" scenes, the play discusses marriage, parenthood, and women's ambitions all against the backdrop of a Renaissance Faire.
  • Mercy, Mercy
    Meredith has given up everything to take care of her father, including a promising music career that now only exists in playing the organ at church. When she puts her father in a nursing home, Meredith is suddenly forced into a desperate financial situation. In order to keep up with the bills, she and her boyfriend begin killing the residents of the nursing home so she can play their funeral masses for extra...
    Meredith has given up everything to take care of her father, including a promising music career that now only exists in playing the organ at church. When she puts her father in a nursing home, Meredith is suddenly forced into a desperate financial situation. In order to keep up with the bills, she and her boyfriend begin killing the residents of the nursing home so she can play their funeral masses for extra cash. But the return of her estranged sister and the close relationship with her priest threatens Meredith’s perfect plan.

    A black comedy about healthcare, family, and the lengths we will go to survive.
  • Choreomania!
    Music and Lyrics by Josh Kight

    In 1518, the city of Strasbourg was suddenly struck by a mysterious dancing plague infecting hundreds. The dancers stayed on the streets for days neglecting their homes and businesses. In their desperation, the government hired a band to play for the dancers, thinking if they had music they would get tired and go home.

    This is about the band....
    Music and Lyrics by Josh Kight

    In 1518, the city of Strasbourg was suddenly struck by a mysterious dancing plague infecting hundreds. The dancers stayed on the streets for days neglecting their homes and businesses. In their desperation, the government hired a band to play for the dancers, thinking if they had music they would get tired and go home.

    This is about the band.

    Karl, Matthias, and Viktor are the members of an up-and-coming minstrel troupe who just can't seem to make it big. Their last chance to save their reputation and keep their patron is by playing a mysterious gig in Strasbourg. But Karl dreams of a different life, and when he meets patient zero — Frau Troffea — he falls in love and vows to end the plague.

    This Pythonesque satire pokes fun at mass hysteria and capitalism.
  • Bonesetter: a Tragislasher
    When a series of murders tied to the illustrious Duncan family plagues a small suburban town, young and brainy Clarissa Schmidt is forced into a role of heroism as she tries to save her boyfriend, and herself, from a large man with bloodlust.

    An original adaptation of Thomas Middleton's The Revenger's Tragedy, Bonesetter discusses the correlations between Jacobean Tragedies and slasher...
    When a series of murders tied to the illustrious Duncan family plagues a small suburban town, young and brainy Clarissa Schmidt is forced into a role of heroism as she tries to save her boyfriend, and herself, from a large man with bloodlust.

    An original adaptation of Thomas Middleton's The Revenger's Tragedy, Bonesetter discusses the correlations between Jacobean Tragedies and slasher films through sexual politics, feminism, blood, blood, more blood, and camp.

    Run Time: Aprox 100 minutes
  • Desk Fort
    When a rogue employee hides under his desk on mandatory team meeting day, Middle Manager to the Gods, Samantha Buchanan, must use all her officey whiles to get him out before "The Big Boss" finds out. A fast-paced comedy exploring how much we all hate f*&^ing office work.
  • Blame the Heat
    In the dead of an NYC summer, roommates Marie and Jane have killed a Tinder date and stashed the corpse under the couch. They desperately need an air conditioner before the body stinks up the entire apartment.

    A fast-paced comedy about friendship!
  • The Princess at Midnight
    (Sketch) A princess is cursed to be a unicorn, except at midnight when she turns into a woman for one hour. Her prince is finally going to see her, and he's super excited!
  • It's a Wonderful Life
    (Radio Sketch) A twist on an old classic. When George sees alternate-timeline Mary, he thinks maybe this timeline is actually pretty okay.

    Game: George Baily is actually into Librarians.
  • Disney Prison
    (Radio Sketch) When Mr. Barilla is let out of solitary confinement, he is informed that Disney bought prison.
  • The Hottest Soup
    (Sketch) When a Vendor selling the hottest soup in the world meets Vic, they discuss some devilish delights.

    Game: Hot means "hot" but it also means "sexy."
  • Mega-Mega Church
    (Radio Sketch) Big Mike's Mega-Mega Church wants you to worship in a church the size of God's love. A Radio-style commercial parody of religion and large things.
  • Gazpacho
    (Sketch) During a fancy party, one catering waiter can't say the name of the dish, with deadly consequences.
  • First Time
    (Blackout Sketch) Ted is in a dingy hotel room with the sexy, Candy... I can't describe any more or it gives away the punchline. Just read it, it takes 30 seconds.
  • Pop Punk Baby Shower
    (Sketch) Lisa has had the perfect baby shower... until her mall goth sister shows up. And she has a gift to bestow upon the child!

    Game: Sleeping Beauty but a modern baby shower.
  • Rick Mystery
    (Sketch) Rick Mystery, Private I, is a man of few words since his wife died from punching too many Nazis. But when she came in... he had a lot to say.

    Game: Noir detective is monologuing but keeps getting interrupted by the plot.