AS A PLAYWRIGHT...
As a playwright, Sean has written countless one-acts, ten minute plays and full lengths. You can see his most recent work here. He has participated in the 31 Plays 31 Days Challenge in 2012 and 2014. He was selected to be interviewed for the site last year. You can read his interview here. He also has plays available on the New Play Exchange.
THE BED SHOW
THE BED SHOW is a live talk show in people's beds about love, dating, intimacy and our relationship to beds. Co hosted by Sean Pollock and a variety of other co-hosts, performed live in people's bedrooms.
June 2017 (Production): Produced by Unattended Baggage Company, Executive Produced by Alyssa Berdie, Dir. Hana Mastrogiacomo. Performed site-specifically in apartment bedrooms.
FULL LENGTH PLAYS
Ricky, an ex-felon fast food worker, teams up with four transgender aliens from Planet Fabulous to assassinate members of law enforcement in an effort to complete total anarchy and smash the patriarchy. However, things become awry when Nora, a teenage runaway outlaw, joins their mission and changes their direction. With the help of Shelly, an irrational FBI agent, the three team up against the aliens and meet to a hilarious, epic and most importantly, filthy and shocking finale.
Written for 1M, 1W, 10 M/W *Gender flexible/ trans-inclusive casting
April 2015 (Production): Macabre Theatre Ensemble at Ithaca College, dir: Hana Mastrogiacomo
Jellybean Junkyard is a new solo show revolving around a young cleaning woman with a new gig to clean up an entire chemically infected junkyard in Staten Island...in less than a week. This dark absurdist romp challenges audiences' perceptions of mental illness, addiction, and sexuality, and explores the possibility of self-acceptance in spite of our deepest flaws.
American Juggalo is a snapshot of the often mocked and misunderstood subculture of Juggalos, hardcore Insane Clown Posse (ICP) fans, who meet once a year for four days at The Gathering of the Juggalos.
On the last night of The Gathering, a group of Juggalos from different walks of life come together to swap stories, share experiences, and party. As the night unfolds, they begin to question if their shared love of one band is strong enough to create a lasting bond, and what it means to be “fam.” American Juggalo is a new docu-theatre piece adapted from the 2011 documentary short by Sean Dunne along with interviews conducted by the playwrights from Insane Clown Posse shows at Webster Hall, The Well, and the 2018 Gathering of the Juggalos.
Written for 3M, 3W, 1C (M/W).
April 2017 (Industry Reading): Porterspace (NYC) Dir: Drew Weinstein.
September 2018 (Workshop): Vital Joint (NYC) Dir: Drew Weinstein.
February 2019 (Staged Workshop) New Ohio Producer's Club (NYC) Dir: Drew Weinstein
AFLIC (Awkward Fornication Leading to Immaculate Conception)
Co-Written w/ Rachel Atkinson & Liz Bynum
Bernie is your typical teenage girl. Except for the fact that wears a swim cap at all times, has an imaginary friend, and a mother named Carol with a delusion that she is mother goose. She also struggles with her love for her classmate Chip by insisting she becomes pregnant after they slow dance together. After Bernie comes to the realization that her pregnancy isn’t legitimate, she begins to unravel--and at the same time, Chip begins to come into his own as well. Oh, and the Narrator is a pair of legs. A hilarious absurdist romp about maturity, sexuality and identity that is perfect for student performers. Read a preview here.
Written for 3W, 2M. Flexible.
October 2014 (Production): Bad Theatre Festival (Tree House Theatre, NYC), dir: Drew Weinstein
May 2016 (Workshop): boom! theatre company (boom! Studio, Brooklyn), dir: Drew Weinstein
July 2016 (Production): Fresh Fruits Festival (Wild Project, NYC), dir: Drew Weinstein
THE Y2K PLAY
On January 1st, 2000, two people wake up in a pile of diffused technology and rubble and discover the world has ended because of the Y2K bug. However, an otherworldly creature called "The Nurvula" appears and grants them the opportunity to transcend time and prevent Y2K from ever happening--but can they rise to the challenge? The Y2K Play is a play about time travel, the multiverse, and the role of technology in our everyday lives.
Written for 2M, 1W, 1 M/W. Addt’l ensemble of 3-20. *Gender flexible/ trans-inclusive casting
July 2016 (Productions): Midtown International Theatre Festival & Tank Afterdark Fest (Jewlbox Theatre, NYC), dir: Mel Hershman *Winner of Best Ensemble at Midtown International Festival, 2016*
A glimpse inside the divisive and complex world of fanatical Trump supporters (and protestors) using actual found text from a rally in Vegas in January 2016. Adapted from the 2016 documentary of the same name by Sean Dunne
Written for 1W (flexible).
January 2017 (Production): The Resister Project, The Dirty Blondes (Kraine Theatre, NYC), dir: Emily Lyon. Production featured in Howlround.
October 2017 (Off-Broadway): United Solo, Rebecca Aparacio (Theatre Row, NYC). Self-directed. Asst. Director: Hana Mastrogiacomo.
June 2018 (Regional): Waltzing Mechanics (Chicago), dir: Elizabeth Swanson.
10 MINUTE PLAYS
CHEAPER, FASTER, GARBAGE FOOD
Co-Written w/ Alyssa Berdie
Inspired by a true story about a dominatrix named Mistress Couple, who sexually humiliates and mocks Trump voters. A satire of fast food culture, capitalism, and the state of politics.
Written for 1W.
August 2017 (Full Production): Commissioned for Greed Play with After School Special, site specifically on Wall Street (NYC). Director: Alyssa Berdie.
THIS IS A PLAY ABOUT NEWSCASTERS
THIS IS A PLAY ABOUT NEWSCASTERS is a farcical, absurdist, surrealist re-imagining of the infamous feud between newscasters Carol Erickson and Nicole Brewer of CB3 Philadelphia in 2013. Re-imagined for a modern political context, this piece of theatre is a nightmare fever dream that is a crossover between The Eric Andre Show and Theatre of Cruelty, which examines the performative role of being a woman, a newscaster, and how to deal with this never-ending sh*tstorm of bad news. Developed with Mom's Insurance, a playwriting group for writers under 26 in NYC.
Written to be performed by 2W.
July 2017 (Workshop Production): Now That’s What I Call Mom’s Insurance, Dixon Place (NYC). Director: Alex Tobey. Encore performance at Paper Kraine, October 2017.
TWO BROS. PIZZA THE MUSICAL
TWO BROS. THE MUSICAL! features book, music and lyrics by Sean Pollock. It is an absurdist two man musical telling the very fictional origins of the NYC franchise, Two Bros. Pizza. This musical is not endorsed or affiliated with Two Bros. Pizza.
Written to be performed by 2M, accompanied on a guitar.
March 2018 (Full Production): Commissioned for The Super Short Site Specific Festival w/Unattended Baggage Company site specifically in front of a 2 Bros. Pizza (NYC). Director/Music Director: Drew Weinstein.
Want to know more about other plays Sean has written? Check out his resume below!