|Author||ROHAN VARGAS, Fred - Other Plays by this Author - Contact Author|
|Synopsis||Values is what underlies the theme of this twenty-five minute comedy play. Two young fugitives, who feel that the common household pets are being victims of genocide through the very institutions that are suppose to protect them, go under cover to destroy as many kennels as they are able to do. In their efforts to reach Mexico before the authorities catch up with them, they stop by a psychic’s place and ask what is in their destiny. Surprisingly, they are told that they are no longer a part of the mortal world and should repent for the sins of their actions. However, they refuse to accept their plight and continue on their mission until they encounter a shadow who shows them the light and a new life in which the psychic unexpectedly becomes a part of.|
|Cast||2M, 2F (minimum 4)|
Psychic - cantankerous woman in her forties to early fifties.
Adam -an animal rights advocate in his mid twenties to early thirties, Bohemian look with an open shirt exposing his chest.
Delilah -an animal rights advocate in her mid to late twenties and Adam’s friend
Shadow - an ageless servant of Satan’s
|Production||A psychic’s parlor room. Upstage left is a door leading to the bedroom. Downstage left is another door that leads to the kitchen. Along the stage wall, in the background, is a window that is frosted. A card table, draped in a red table cloth, is positioned at center stage. Upon the table is a crystal ball, a pack of tarot cards, one white pillar candle, an ashtray and a glass of whiskey. Three chairs surround the table. In the corner of the upstage wall is a small altar with a variety of candles, incense holder and incense, a cup full of herbs, a chalice of water and a handful of varied stones.|
|Status||Available for performance|
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|Fred Rohan Vargas|
Fred Rohan Vargas is the author of several full lengths, one acts and children’s plays that have been produced throughout the country. He holds a MFA in dramatic writing from New York University. Prior to receiving a fellowship for graduate school, Fred began his theatre career by starting a dance theatre company for youths that saw his fifty young performers appearing at such venues as Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall, Pittsburgh’s Performing Arts Center and Cami Hall with great jazz artists, Dizzy Gillespie and Horace Silver. Fred later became a radio announcer for WSTA in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, where he was encouraged and mentored by the late Pulitzer Prize winning playwright and screenwriter John Patrick (Three Coins in the Fountain) to become a playwright. Following his suggestion, Fred produced his first play, Why De Donkey So Stubborn and truly discovered his love for theatre.
For several years Fred has been a resident playwright for Harbor Theatre, Stageplays Theatre Company, Third Step Theatre and Artist in Search of Theatre. He has received a grant by the New York State Council on the Arts Theatre Commissions along with other awards and is the author of two published plays, CRYSTAL (JAC Publishing and Promotions) and ANYTHING BUT BLACK (The Best Plays FromThe Strawberry One Act Festival). He has been listed in several editions of John Willis’s Theatre World and Songwriter’s Market.
Fred is also a promising songwriter receiving “Honorable Mention Awards” by The Billboard World Songwriters’ Contest, John Lennon Songwriting Contest, Great American Song Contest and Unisong International Songwriting Contest. He has had the pleasure to record with a winning guitarist of 24 Grammy awards, Carmine D’Amico. He has served on the theatre/dance grant's panel for the Queens Council on the Arts, the panel of judges for the Daytime Emmy Awards (sponsored by The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences) and the Board of Directors of the New York Children's Theatre. He is a member of The Dramatists Guild of America and American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP)