ENGINES AND INSTRUMENTS OF FLIGHT: A FANTASIA IN THREE ACTS BY CALAMITY WEST

Written by Calamity West
Unproduced - Reading History Below

Calamity West is thinking about writing a new play. A fantasia. She imagines that it's 1986, and The Playwright is writing his next play. Or, rather, struggling to write it. Or, rather, struggling to start it. After an ugly breakup with his boyfriend, The Playwright is left to face his own creative inertia as his best friends grapple with freshly-exposed feelings of romance, sexuality, and heartbreak. Caught inside a maelstrom of secrets, lies, and ghostly premonitions, he begins to find inspiration for his new work ... but his own "gay fantasia on national themes" starts to look a little too familiar for his friends' tastes. In writing a play that might just make it big, The Playwright must untangle the conflicting responsibilities that come with being an artist and being a friend.

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READING HISTORY

ENGINES - The Goodman New Stages Fest. 2

THE GOODMAN

New Stages Festival

Directed by Kimberly Senior 

November 2019

ENGINES - Roundabout, January 2018

ROUNDABOUT 

Roundabout Underground Reading Series

Directed by Kent Nicholson 

January 2018

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THE HOUSE THEATRE

University of Chicago

Directed by Seth Bockley

July 2017

ENGINES - NBW

THE GOODMAN 

Playwrights Unit

Directed by Seth Bockley 

July 2016

 
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