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Trujillo, Dan (American playwright, free-lance writer, 1971-____), “Nothing to Do Without You,” a 25-minute comedy-drama in English, set in a computer game/a hotel restaurant/hell, now, and a thousand years from now,


; • © 2005 by Dan W. Trujillo; • in Dan W. Trujillo’s Nothing to Do Without You (New York: The Author, 2005); • script/rights available from Dan Trujillo, 254 Wythe Avenue, Brooklyn, New York 11211, U.S.A., e-mail dantrujillo@dantrujillo.com, telephone (home) 212-502-0869. • Cited by Dan Trujillo via ftp July 8, 2005; Trujillo says,

§ Dramatis Personae Drey/Rick (m), 35, a cyberspace killer/a software engineer; Etha/Kathleen (f), 35, a cyberspace maiden/a mathematics theorist.

§ Synopsis “In an Internet game, a character named Drey murders a character named Etha, breaking the rules of the game. Later, in the real world, the player of the victim makes life miserable for the cyberspace criminal.

§ Comment “Is what draws them together revenge, sadism, fascination, or even love? And how far will they go to continue their mutual suffering? Both characters should be roughly the same age, in their 20s, 30s, or 40s. • ‘Nothing to Do Without You’ premiered as a part of Lil’ Pervx, at the Red Room in New York City, with Craig Waletzko as Drey/Rick and Alisha McKinney as Etha/Kathleen. Lydia Radziul directed the play. For more information, including a dialogue sample, go to http://www.dantrujillo.com/NTDWY_main.htm.” • “Dan Trujillo is the resident playwright with Imua! Theatre Company and a member of the Playwrights Gallery in New York City, New York. His unique mixtures of verse, prose, realistic and avant-garde theatre have been performed across the United States. For two years, he was a member of the Ground Floor Theatre Lab in New York. During those years, Ground Floor mounted several of his works, including audience favorite Toy Planet. Imua’s production of his play Angry Young Man, starring Anthony Ruivivar of NBC’s Third Watch, received critical acclaim. Right on, America!, a sketch comedy show written with Josh A. Cagan, played to sold-out houses for its two month run in New York. Currently he studying for his MFA degree in Dramatic Writing at the Tisch School of the Arts at NYU.”—Why? http://www.dantrujillo.com/summary2.htm, accessed November 13, 2005.

§ Themes computer game, cyberspace, fascination, hell, Internet, love, math, revenge, sadism, scifi.

See also Dan Trujillo's

  • "The Divided Kingdom," a 45-minute bare-stage comedy-drama in English, the time of the performance, 2m2f
  • "This Is How It Began," a 12-minute comedy/horror/romance in English, set at a wedding reception, evening, 2001, 2m1f
  • "Violating the Eight Spot," a 40-minute satire in English, set in a studio executive's office, Los Angeles, 5:00 a.m., 2005, 1m2f

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