Playwriting

M.A. in Creative Writing (Playwriting) from Boston University under the direction of Nobel Prize winning author Derek Walcott

Produced Full - Length Plays:

If interested, please contact me.

The Report, presented at The American Theatre of Actors, NYC, 2019

Based on real events in 1958 when Florida's state government funded an initiative to root out homosexuality from its universities.  A mix of documentary documentary theatre and fiction.  Drama.

Sketchy People, produced by the University of Florida, 2016

 

Ten years after they broke up, a sketch comedy troupe with a complicated past get together for one more show. This piece was created by guided actor improvisations which I turned into a finished script.  Comedy.

The Snow Queen, commissioned and produced by the Hippodrome Theatre, 2015

 

A modern retelling of the Hans Christian Anderson tale.  A lonely writer haunted by the death of his wife begins a relationship with a single mother and tries to impress her daughter with fanciful stories that come to life. A Play with Songs.

"Much credit to author and director Charlie Mitchell — associate professor of theater at UF and a regular at The Hipp — for creating this fresh take on an old Hans Christian Andersen tale. Mitchell’s dialogue is crisp and witty. His songs are funny. And every one of his interwoven, “once upon a time” stories comes with a moral all its own....The Snow Queen is funny, thought provoking and even mind-bending."  (The Gainesville Sun)

The Silver Coast, produced by the Boston Playwrights’ Theatre (Equity production), 1994

 

Set in 1920s Chicago, all the movie studios have moved to Hollywood except one where a desperate producer tries to create an epic with gangster money and a crazy German director.  Comedy.

Plays for Kids:

The Adventures of Captain PotatoPlays Magazine.  Oct. 2002: 38-42.

The Fisherman and His WifePlays Magazine.  Jan./Feb. 2003: 46-52.

© 2018 by Charlie Mitchell