David L. Caruso

David L. Caruso

David L. Caruso is a playwright and dramaturge from Minneapolis. His plays include THROUGH HIKE (Semifinalist, Eugene O’Neill National Playwrights Conference 2020), and BILL & STEPHANIE (High Honors, Wesleyan University Department of English). His dramaturgy credits include FIRST LOVE (Cherry Lane Theatre, NY) and ABOVE THE NOISE (Dixon Place, NY). He has held literary internships at New Dramatists (New...
David L. Caruso is a playwright and dramaturge from Minneapolis. His plays include THROUGH HIKE (Semifinalist, Eugene O’Neill National Playwrights Conference 2020), and BILL & STEPHANIE (High Honors, Wesleyan University Department of English). His dramaturgy credits include FIRST LOVE (Cherry Lane Theatre, NY) and ABOVE THE NOISE (Dixon Place, NY). He has held literary internships at New Dramatists (New York), InterAct Theatre (Philadelphia), and the Children’s Theatre Company (Minneapolis). He was an inaugural member of the Makers Lab @ TBK in Fairbanks, Alaska in 2018. He is an MFA in Playwrighting candidate at Boston University.

Plays

  • SÄVË THE WHÄLËS, etc.
    With the climate apocalypse officially declared, two Americans go on a tour of the last glacier on Earth. For the Canadian locals, the ice contains answers, a key to the future. For the tourists, it is a glimpse back in time, before their world irrevocably changed. Sävë thë Whälës, etc. is an environmental comedy about the importance of community, home, and happiness during crisis.
  • Mountain Knowledge
    A barista makes the most of local knowledge.
  • The Dog Wizard (lifes so rad)
    Elliot's dog Goose is out of control, which scares his son, Ell. They go on an adventure. Everything shifts.
  • Through Hike
    In the wake of a friend's suicide, four strangers set off on a thru-hike on the Pacific Coast Trail. In the backcountry, they mourn their friend, adjust to each other, and begin to face themselves in the woods.
  • 5/3/2020
    A meditation.
  • Bill & Stephanie
    What place does marriage occupy in our (millennial) imagination? Is it an expectation or a need? An uninviting institution, or a signifier of adulthood? What happens to those who find people, and what happens to those who don't? A group of friends post-game their friends' wedding reception, discussing matrimony, love, aloneness, monogamy, and the banal terror of adulthood, until sunrise
  • Cinnamon
    Lillith adds spice to her handsome horse's breakfast.