Six Characters in Search of an Author
adapted by Steve Moulds

Productions (17)
  • Comedy/Drama
  • 80 - 100 minutes
  • 4 f, 4 m, 2 either (10-13 actors possible: 4-9 f, 4-9 m)
  • Set: A theater space, with room for a kiddie pool and a magic mirror.
  • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-62384-282-6

Six Characters in Search of an Author
adapted by Steve Moulds

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Productions (17)
  • Comedy/Drama
  • 80 - 100 minutes
  • 4 f, 4 m, 2 either (10-13 actors possible: 4-9 f, 4-9 m)
  • Set: A theater space, with room for a kiddie pool and a magic mirror.

Six fictional characters, abandoned by their creator, invade a rehearsal in progress and demand to be brought to life by a new author. But the characters' existential agenda collides with the more lighthearted ambitions of these theatre artists, whose open rehearsal "audience engagement event" becomes darkly entangled with the characters' tragic story. This intimate adaptation of Luigi Pirandello's absurdist classic foregrounds the comedic contrast between melodrama and the contemporary sensibilities of the acting company -- all the while asking us to consider just what we believe to be real.

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Six fictional characters, abandoned by their creator, invade a rehearsal in progress and demand to be brought to life by a new author. But the characters' existential agenda collides with the more lighthearted ambitions of these theatre artists, whose open rehearsal "audience engagement event" becomes darkly entangled with the characters' tragic story. This intimate adaptation of Luigi Pirandello's absurdist classic foregrounds the comedic contrast between melodrama and the contemporary sensibilities of the acting company -- all the while asking us to consider just what we believe to be real.

  • Comedy/Drama
  • 80 - 100 minutes
  • 4 f, 4 m, 2 either (10-13 actors possible: 4-9 f, 4-9 m)
  • Set: A theater space, with room for a kiddie pool and a magic mirror.
  • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-62384-282-6

Published Reviews

"Fresh, insightful and a great deal of fun."

Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune

"Six Characters will make you laugh up-front, but later haunt you into thinking about the thin barriers of facts and re-created fiction."

Scott C. Morgan, Windy City Times

"Six Characters is a different kind of theatrical experience; one that will stay with you and make you wonder about the illusions that take place in the everyday theater of your ordinary life."

J.H. Palmer, Chicaco Theatre Beat

"Moulds clearly and powerfully demonstrate(s) Pirandello's points around the ambivalence and challenges of creative dramatic writing."

Francis Sadac, From the Ledge

Production History

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Production Group
Location
NOV 14, 2017 - NOV 18, 2017
University Of Tennessee At Chattanooga
Chattanooga, TN United States
University Of Tennessee At Chattanooga Chattanooga, TN United States
NOV 03, 2017 - NOV 11, 2017
Vanderbilt University Theatre
Nashville, TN United States
Vanderbilt University Theatre Nashville, TN United States
OCT 26, 2017 - OCT 28, 2017
New Mexico School for the Arts
Santa Fe, NM United States
New Mexico School for the Arts Santa Fe, NM United States
JUN 01, 2017 - JUN 02, 2017
Hartsbrook School
Hadley, MA United States
Hartsbrook School Hadley, MA United States
MAY 12, 2017 - MAY 14, 2017
Performing Arts Collective
Aptos, CA United States
Performing Arts Collective Aptos, CA United States
MAR 01, 2017 - MAR 04, 2017
ESU Theatre
Emporia, KS United States
ESU Theatre Emporia, KS United States
NOV 11, 2016 - NOV 19, 2016
Weber State University
Ogden, UT United States
Weber State University Ogden, UT United States
SEP 29, 2016 - OCT 01, 2016
Southwest Baptist University Theatre
Bolivar, MO United States
Southwest Baptist University Theatre Bolivar, MO United States
AUG 03, 2016 - AUG 03, 2016
Buck's Rock Performing and Creative Arts Camp
New Milford, CT United States
Buck's Rock Performing and Creative Arts Camp New Milford, CT United States
JUN 16, 2016 - JUN 18, 2016
Top And Tail Theatre Company
Perth, WA Australia
Top And Tail Theatre Company Perth, WA Australia
APR 24, 2015 - APR 26, 2015
Oberlin Drama Club And Boosters
Oberlin, OH United States
Oberlin Drama Club And Boosters Oberlin, OH United States
JAN 23, 2015 - FEB 01, 2015
Florida International University
Miami, FL United States
Florida International University Miami, FL United States
DEC 03, 2014 - DEC 21, 2014
Portland Actors Conservatory
Portland, OR United States
Portland Actors Conservatory Portland, OR United States
OCT 17, 2013 - OCT 17, 2013
Walden Theatre
Louisville, KY United States
Walden Theatre Louisville, KY United States
OCT 10, 2013 - OCT 19, 2013
Walden Theatre
Louisville, KY United States
Walden Theatre Louisville, KY United States
APR 11, 2013 - APR 14, 2013
Dominican University
River Forest, IL United States
Dominican University River Forest, IL United States
FEB 01, 2012 - MAR 11, 2012
The Hypocrites
Chicago, IL United States
The Hypocrites Chicago, IL United States
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Production Group
Location
NOV 14, 2017 - NOV 18, 2017
University Of Tennessee At Chattanooga
Chattanooga, TN United States
University Of Tennessee At Chattanooga Chattanooga, TN United States
NOV 03, 2017 - NOV 11, 2017
Vanderbilt University Theatre
Nashville, TN United States
Vanderbilt University Theatre Nashville, TN United States
OCT 26, 2017 - OCT 28, 2017
New Mexico School for the Arts
Santa Fe, NM United States
New Mexico School for the Arts Santa Fe, NM United States
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FEB 01, 2012 - MAR 11, 2012
The Hypocrites
Chicago, IL United States
The Hypocrites Chicago, IL United States

Awards (1)

Jeff nomination for Best New Adaptation (Chicago, 2012)

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