(Orange is the New Black)
in BOBBIE CLEARLY
-Roundabout Underground, 2018
Alex Lubischer is a Jeff Award-winning playwright from rural Nebraska and a current member of the Goodman Playwrights Unit in Chicago. His plays include Bobbie Clearly (Roundabout Theatre Company, Steep Theatre), Pivot, Weird Kids (Haven Chicago), The Quonsets (Yale Cabaret, co-written with Majkin Holmquist), Blood Special, Pig.Gov, and Survey No. 5. He has developed new work at Playwrights Horizons, Page 73, Atlantic Theater Company, The Orchard Project, SPACE on Ryder Farm, Victory Gardens Theater, First Floor Theater, and Actors Theatre of Louisville. Alex was the 2017/18 Tow Foundation Playwright-in-Residence at Roundabout Theatre Company. He has been a semifinalist for the P73 Playwriting Fellowship and a three-time finalist for the O’Neill National Playwrights Conference. He is currently working on new play commissions from the Goodman, Roundabout, and South Coast Repertory. MFA: Yale School of Drama
A groom’s freak farming accident days before his wedding pits his rebellious bride, Kara, against her conservative father-in-law. As their big day approaches, Kara fights for control of the groom’s legacy, the family farm, and a reception playlist that’s heavy on Dixie Chicks. (Drama-Comedy)
A surrealist nightmare comedy being developed in the Goodman Playwrights Unit 2020.
Quonset huts—cheap, prefabricated, circular sheds—are a common sight on farms in Nebraska or Kansas. In one, you might find seed bags, a post-hole digger, or bailing twine. You might also find a pair of teenage siblings grappling with a visitor’s assumptions, or a woman confronting her husband about mishandled money in the wake of a drought. This duet of intertwined plays, co-written with playwright Majkin Holmquist, invites you to huddle close, rather than merely fly over. (Comedy-Drama)
Something unspeakable happened in the middle of a cornfield two years ago. Now, at last, the upstanding residents of Milton, Nebraska – from the cop and the nurse to the co-captains of the dance team, and even Bobbie himself – are ready to tell you their sides of the story. This comedy-about-a-tragedy follows a sprawling cast of characters as a small town strives to make sense of senseless violence. (Drama)
Two giant mutant ticks don human skin suits in order to blend in with their prey-of-choice–HUMANS–before embarking on a top secret mission: determine the difference between gay blood and straight blood. Which tastes better? Which has more nutrients? Is one really DEADLY POISON?! This creature-feature sex farce gives a giant middle finger to the FDA’s ban on blood donations from MSMs [men who have sex with men]. (One Act, Comedy.)
Survey No. 5
A drinking game play about breakups, bisexuality, and When Harry Met Sally. (One Man Show / 10-minute Play)
When Hollywood It-girl Kristen Prescott triumphantly returns to her small midwestern town, she pays a visit to her BFF, Packer, now head manager of their favorite high school haunt, the local video store. Packer’s assistant, Horatio, senses envy and (sexual?) tension brewing below the surface. But Packer insists on something far more sinister: a crazy suspicion that’s plagued him for years. Is She An Alien? (Comedy)
Grace Pollock, the CEO of a hog factory farm empire, will stop at nothing to become governor of Nebraska. But to realize her destiny and oust the incumbent governor–former Cornhusker football coach Tom White–she must first cover up a quarter century of scandals while running the best damn campaign Our. Country. Has. Ever. SEEN! Buckle up for this five-act Shakespearean revenge comedy in verse.