Patrick James Cleary
Patrick Cleary is a Boston-area playwright, producer and director who has been participating in theater for over 20 years. Patrick's plays have been produced all over the country and is published by Baker's Plays and JAC Promotions & Publishing.
Patrick is the producer of an annual new works festival called Suburban Holidays, which takes place at the Quannapowitt Players in Reading, MA.
Patrick's current production is Parthenogenesis, opening August 15, 2015 at the New York International Fringe Festival.
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(10 mins.) Based on a true news story from Japan. A homeless woman finds a man's door unlocked and lives in a panel behind his closet. For a year. (1m, 1f)
(15 mins.) A couple navigates an obsessive need to rearrange their lives in order to cope with trauma from the past, while navigating a tour of the Winchester Mystery House in California. (1m, 1f)
(one-act): An urban fantasy about forgiveness and throwing things into the branches of a very hungry tree. (3m, 2f)
(10 mins.): An ex-con learns a lesson about the power of image when he's trapped under a barbell in a gym and his rescuer takes issue with his tattoos. (1m, 1f)
(screenplay, full-length): Jeff and Melissa are both gay, but have pretended to be a couple all through high school. What happens when the head cheerleader and the quarterback want to take their significant others to the prom, but not tell anyone about it? (5m, 6f)
(monologue): "or my birthday, my parents got me luggage. For my little sister's birthday, she got an elephant." Published by JAC Promotions
(one act): A madman with a gun is on the loose in an office building, but time keeps resetting itself, and things keep getting worse. (2m, 1f)
(10 mins.): A Senator and his boyfriend-for-rent have a discussion about a powerful tiger locked in a cage. (2m)
(20 mins.): A man, a woman, and a ring that keeps being given until they figure things out. (1m, 1f)
(10 mins.): A young gay man attempting suicide is visited and rescued by all the women he took to prom (1m, 10f)
Based on Much Ado About Nothing, this pre-same-sex-marriage comedy takes place in Provincetown, Massachusetts. (5m, 4f)
(10 mins.): She used to be a movie star, but she's dying. He dresses up like her in bars. Together, they bring the illusion back one more time. (1m, 1f)
(one act): Two people playing six people all at once explore the repercussions of cheating, monogamy, staying in the closet and working in a convenience store. (1m, 1f)
(15 mins.): What if Santa were real, but he was TERRIFYING? (2f)
(monologue): A woman dances to the Macarena and tells her life story. (1f)
(1 act): A young couple starting out, a middle-aged couple on the verge of breaking up, and an older couple for whom memories are more real than the present all spend a magical Christmas Eve together. (3m, 3f)
(10 mins.): Two brothers fight. And fight. And fight again. The reason why will stun you. (2m) Published by Baker's Plays
(full-length): Theresa, abandoned by her father on a frozen lake 40 years ago, had a daughter via artificial insemination. Tonight, her father tries to reconnect and her daughter arrives with the professor who got her pregnant. No secrets are safe forever. (3m, 4f) Produced at FringeNYC 2015
(10 mins.): Two sisters try to learn forgiveness when an accident takes their sibling away from them. (2f)
(10 mins.): He is very fat. She is very thin. An emergency calls into question why they are the way they are. (1m, 1f)
(one act): On New Year's Eve, two friends try to give themselves luck by saying a magical phrase. What happens instead will leave you hopping. (4f)
(10 mins.): She was the perfect office assistant until she started cutting his ties in half. (1m, 1f)
(15 mins.): He is trapped by his obsessions. She is escaping her captor. When they meet, they discover they could be good for one another. (1m, 1f)