Patrick McCarthy, Actor/Director/Playwright, originally from Waukesha, Wisconsin, is a New York City based entertainment professional, whose PRIDE RIVER CROSSING: A Spoon River for a New Century (C) 2011 [3M, 3W] Running time 1 hour 42 minutes; received an AEA Showcase production at the ALL OUT ARTS FRESH FRUIT FESTIVAL in July 2012, winning awards for Distinction in Playwriting and Best Ensemble Performance and sExtOrtiOn, suggested by national news making events of a teen sexting scandal at a Midwestern high school, received the same honors in 2013 from ALL OUT ARTS. He has long associations with Little Theatre on the Square, Sullivan, IL, as Actor, Director and Playwright, and as an Actor at Actor's Shakespeare Company at Snyder Academy, (Aaron Burr And Alexander Hamilton are alumni) Elizabeth, NJ. His NYC acting credits include Ruth in PIRATES of PENZANCE for Gorilla Rep at Southstreet Seaport reviewed by Backstage and the New York Times, and THE SUM OF US, and THE WEIR for Shakespearean Theatre, many readings for INSTANT SHAKESPEARE, and stagings of MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING in Riverside Park and at West End Theatre, and the World Premiere of AREA 51: The Musical. His plays include, REEKING of INDISCRETION: Madame X's Allerton (C) 2019, MIDNIGHT's DREAM (C) 2018, TEMPEST (C) 2018, CUSTODY (C) 2017, VARIED LIVES (C) 2016, SLIPPERY (C) 2015, 12th NIGHTed (C) 2014, THE LEARS (C) 2013, sExToRtiOn (C) 2012; DON'T WAIT UNTIL YOU SEE ME (C) 1992 published by Chicago Plays; CONFESSIONS (C); IN PASSING (C).
Theater by ptmcplaywriting.com playwright PANDER...ing (C) 2020 by Patrick Thomas McCarthy ptmc What if Shakespeare felt "maker's remorse" in presenting HENRY VI's Joan of Arc, & TROILUS & CRESSIDA's Pandarus, & enlists the patronage of Queen Elizabeth to assist him in giving both Pandarus & Joan d’Arc makeovers? Perhaps change history in the process? Achilles, Patroclus, Mistress Overdone, Anne Hathaway, Mrs. Aphra Behn, Edward DeVere and even a Gallant Stool join in the fray. And what’s that underlying thrum regarding authorship? Characters 5W 6M (in order of appearance) Pandarus – (1200 B.C.E.) from Troilus & Cressida Joan la Pucelle – (1412-1431 A.D.) from Henry VI Part 1 Will Shakespeare – (1564-1616 A.D.) the playwright Queen Elizabeth I – (1533-1558-1603 A.D.) the Queen, Shakespeare’s patron Mistress Overdone (16th Century) from Measure for Measure Gallant Stool – (21st Century) planted cast member Achilles – (1200 B.C.E.) from Troilus & Cressida Patroclus – (1200 B.C.E.) from Troilus & Cressida Edward de Vere – (1550-1604 A.D.) 17th Earl of Oxford Mrs. Aphra Behn – (1640-1689 A.D.) – playwright/novelist/poet/spy Anne Hathaway – (1556 – 1623 A.D.) Mrs. William Shakespeare https://vimeo.com/504533859
Aaron's Revenger's Tragedy
Theater by ptmcplaywriting playwright Aaron’s Revenger’s Tragedy: A Feast of Blood © 2019 By Patrick Thomas McCarthy ptmc Cast: 8 Men 3 or 4 Woman Synopsis Mashing up Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus, Middleton’s The Revenger’s Tragedy and the “Penny Dreadful” String of Pearls a.k.a. Sweeney Todd, to provide enough vengeance, mayhem and bloodshed to fill a banquet hall of horror. Aaron becomes the central character in this barbaric tripleheader, gaining his freedom, his vengeance & child’s legacy on the bloody way. Traditionally, Todd, now Titus Todd, is a barber who dispatches his victims by pulling a lever as they sit in his barber chair. His victims fall backward down a revolving trap door into the basement of his shop, generally causing them to break their necks or skulls. In case they are alive, Todd goes to the basement and "polishes them off" (slitting their throats with his straight razor). Mrs. Tamara Gothic Dread, his partner in crime, assists him in disposing of the bodies by baking their flesh into meat pies and selling them to the unsuspecting customers of her pie shop. Running Time Estimated 110 minutes + Intermission (70 pages publishing format, 12 pt type)
Theater Playwright What if Ray Cooney, Georges Feydeau & Shakespeare had a baby? A fanciful adaptation of Shakespeare [7M, 5W] Congressman TheseusO'Baron; Congresswoman Hippolyta Blackbottom/Polly/Titania Whipmaster; Edgeus/ Col. Edge/Fairy; Mr. Phineas Puck; Demetrius/DemitriDemigoggins; SandyLysanderLackluster; HermiaEdge/The Edger; HelenaJaneHathaway; Mz. BetteBottom/Pyramus; QuinQuince/Wall; FrankieFlute/Thisbe; Ms.SnugRobinStarvling/Lion
Reeking of Indiscretion: Madame X's Allerton
Drama Playwright The Chicago Tribune’s Madame X, society doyenne Caroline Kirkland (1865-1930) declared Robert Allerton (1873–1964) Chicago’s most eligible bachelor in 1906. His personal relationship with Caroline Kirkland, both in high society & everyday life, & his intimate relationship with John Wyatt Gregg (1899-1986), his longtime companion, adopted-as-an-adult son, are best imagined by inventing what their correspondence might have been. An epistolary play of historical truth, fiction & LGBTQ issues. 2M 1W
Theater by ptmcplaywriting.com / Patrick Aran (Drama) Playwright TEMPEST © 2016 by Patrick Thomas McCarthy pTmC Characters 4 men 2 women Pero father to three children, survivalist [50s] Miranda daughter to Pero [20s/30s] Cal son to Pero [20s/30s] Ariel disabled daughter to Pero [20s] Nando handsome stranger in a strange land [20s/30s] Stefano sidekick [20s /30s] SETTING: A survivalist enclave SYNOPSIS: A father captures two strangers he will groom to give as gifts to two of his three children in a post-apocalyptic world.
Theater by ALL OUT ARTS Fresh Fruit Festival / Patrick Aran (Comedy) Playwright On the 12th night of Christmas your true love brings to me, many kinds of pasta, a butler braying, and one golden ring. By award-winning playwright Patrick Thomas McCarthy (Fresh Fruit Festival Outstanding Playwright 2012 & 2013) 12th NIGHTed comically catapults double sets of orphaned twins into Little Italys Palazzo Earnrighto, home to the widowed entrepreneur Olivia Ruttate Earnrighto & her wacky Italian family. Sexual confusion & mistaken identity run rampant, as this 12th NIGHTed whips its characters into a farcical frenzy. Imagine Shakespeares TWELFTH NIGHT shot from a confetti cannon. Come back with us to 12th Night, January 5th, 1967 & let the famiglia of the Palazzo Earnrighto make you an offer you cant refuse.
SLIPPERY: A Wintry Tale
Theater by ptmcplaywriting.com / Patrick Aran (Drama) Playwright SLIPPERY: A Wintry Tale by Patrick Thomas McCarthy ptmc (C) 2014 by ptmc Spun from Shakespeare's The WINTERS TALE, a queer post modern take on jealousy, homophobia, betrayal, redemption & reconciliation You're invited to Monty's 16th birthday barbecue Bring your appetite for down home family dysfunction Act One 1996 Act Two 2012 Southern Middle America - A Red State Frame of Mind 3 Women: Hermione, Paully, Perdy 6 Men: Lee, Beau, Cam, Monty, Monty/Max, Austin/Strap
Theater by ptmcplaywriting.com / Patrick Aran Playwright VARIED LIVES (C) 2015 by ptmc "Modelled" upon Shakespeare's MERRY WIVES of WINDSOR Autumn 1930 An Estate Kitchen in the American Heartland A visitor from Milwaukee striving for more than just a weekend in the country throws Mr. Fenton Philip Ford's estate and its VARIED LIVES into chaos SIX MEN Modell "Moddy" Terrence Smith. 20s Mr. Fenton Philip Ford 40s/50s Mr. Teddy Turner, the butler 40s/50s Satchel Baggins 20s Mr. Princeton Percival Page 40s/50s Mr. Donald John Falstaff, a brewmeister from Milwaukee 40s/50s https://newplayexchange.org/plays/48312/varied-lives
The LEARS: Fools of Fortune
Theater by ALL OUT ARTS Fresh Fruit Festival / Patrick Aran (Drama) Playwright The LEARS: Fools of Fortune, by award-winning playwright Patrick Thomas McCarthy (ALL OUT ARTS Fresh Fruit Festival Outstanding Playwright Award 2012 & 2013), follows the fortunes of two families, the Lears & the Storrs, & the aftermath of Lears reading of his last will & testament at Thanksgiving dinner. The Alzheimers addled Edgar Reginald Lehman Lear has sold the family estate & will go to live with those that love him best. Will Lear's daughters, Anneril or Reagan take him in? Will disinherited gay son Cord, return as home health care nurse Cordelia Learson? And will the Storr family, Glen Storr Esq. and sons Edmond/Monty & Edgar/Ned find their way into the turbulent mix? Arm wrestling, cross dressing, sibling rivalries, blindings, & poisonings mix with loyalty, redemption and finally love in this tale of operatic family dysfunction.
Theater by ALL OUT ARTS Fresh Fruit Festival / C. Caines (Drama) Playwright In sExtOrtiOn, by award-winning playwright Patrick Thomas McCarthy (ptmcplaywriting.com), a lonely outcast hatches a scheme that takes his entire high school and its Middle American community on a harrowing ride into the dark world of teen sexting. Posing as a girl on a social media site, he entices his classmates to send him compromising photos and videos, then sextorts them into upping the ante of each physical encounter with the threat of exposure. Suggested by an actual teen sexting and extortion scandal, sExtOrtiOn digs beneath the superficial and sensationalistic treatments in national media accounts to explore the roots of adolescents fluid sexual identity, experimentation, and recklessness, and the consequences of bullying, pack behavior, and hidden violence. sExtOrtiOn takes place over a year during which none of the sextorted boys reveals what is happening until the central character inexplicably turns himself in. Over the course of the play 90 minutes, the nine characters of sExtOrtiOn struggle to make sense of the storys myriad unanswered questions & to disguise what is actually happening.
PRIDE RIVER CROSSING
Theater by ALL OUT ARTS Fresh Fruit Festival / Patrick Aran (Drama) Playwright PRIDE RIVER CROSSING: A Spoon River for a New Century By Patrick Thomas McCarthy Â© 2011 Registration # PAU003569759 Anchored in the heartland, PRIDE RIVER CROSSING channels SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY's otherwordly voices to comment on contemporary LGBT life in America. PRIDE RIVER CROSSING features 49 characters, 40 interconnecting monologues, and 13 connecting scenes. [3M, 3W] 61 pages [Running time: 116 minutes with 10 minute intermission] https://newplayexchange.org/plays/48369/pride-river-crossing-spoon-river-new-century
Film by Woody Allen (Comedy) Klansman Otto Celebrity is a 1998 comedy-drama film written and directed by Woody Allen. The screenplay describes the divergent paths a couple takes following their divorce. Directed by Woody Allen. With Kenneth Branagh, Judy Davis, Leonardo DiCaprio, Greg Mottola.
Film by Glenn Caron (Comedy) Ian Career-driven single woman Kate Mosley (Jennifer Aniston) is trying to get ahead in her advertising job and discovers that her boss is more inclined to promote married people. When her friend Darcy (Illeana Douglas) suggests that she use a photo of an acquaintance as proof of a fake fiancé
She's Having a Baby
Film by John Hughes (Comedy) Lawn Mower Dancer Jake (Kevin Bacon) and Kristy Briggs (Elizabeth McGovern) have made the leap from high school sweethearts to newlyweds, but married life is not what Jake expected. While he fantasizes about a dream girl and envies the lifestyle of his single best friend (Alec Baldwin), Kristy is ready to have a baby Release date: February 5, 1988 (USA) Director: John Hughes Music composed by: Stewart Copeland Initial DVD release: November 21, 2000 Screenplay: John Hughes
Best of Manhattan 2017 Award for ptmcplaywriting.com
Best of Manhattan 2016 Award for ptmcplaywriting.com
ALL OUT ARTS Fresh Fruit Festival Outstanding Production Design for The LEARS
ALL OUT ARTS Fresh Fruit Festival Outstanding Lead Performance for The LEARS
ALL OUT ARTS Fresh Fruit Festival Distinction in Playwriting for sExtOrtiOn
ALL OUT ARTS Fresh Fruit Festival Outstanding Ensemble Performance for sExtOrtiOn
ALL OUT ARTS Fresh Fruit Festival Distinction in Playwriting for PRIDE RIVER CROSSING
ALL OUT ARTS Fresh Fruit Festival Outstanding Ensemble Performance for PRIDE RIVER CROSSING