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William McCauley

WILLIAM MCCAULEY  

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William McCauley's plays have been produced in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Austin, Dublin, Edinburgh, London and Budapest. He lives in Dublin and New York.

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below is a list of William McCauley's plays - click on a Play Title for more information

        Among the Others         Burned Down To A Hole In the Ground (Six Monologues From the End of the Rope)         Coelacanths and Troglodytes         Contrapuntal Shunt, The         Don't Disappear         Eight Ways To Meet Your Neighbor         Folie a Deux         Ghost's Wake (What Do You Hear From them?)         Hoax         I Do Not Choose You         Meetings         Other People's Things         Standard Deviation



Among the Others

Synopsis:
Over a single evening, several characters try to keep their footing in a psychodynamic dance, which includes desire, remorse, betrayal, defective ego boundaries, unbridled abandonment anxieties, rampant persecution complexes, and psychogenic fugue states, against a background of fraud, blackmail, larceny, and extortion.

Notes:
Truffle Hunt New Play Festival/ Staged Reading.

1st Produced:
Brooklyn    2011

Company:
Truffle Theatre Co.

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Music:
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Genre:
Comedy

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Burned Down To A Hole In the Ground (Six Monologues From the End of the Rope)

Synopsis:
Six interlocking monologues explore the final moments of characters going over the edge

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Genre:
Monologues/Dark Comedy

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Coelacanths and Troglodytes

Synopsis:
Though his lack of connection to reality has obviously led to a life of privation, a woman continues to blindly believe in the wildly unrealistic, and ultimately ridiculous, fantasies of her husband.

Notes:
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1st Produced:
Marshall Productions    2007

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Genre:
One Act/Fantasia

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Contrapuntal Shunt, The

Synopsis:
Two pathologically shy individuals share a park bench and enter into elaborate, overlapping fantasies of meeting each other, without actually doing so. When physical contact is made, the illusion is shattered and they retreat back to their unique epidermal envelopes.

Notes:
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1st Produced:
New York, NY    2007

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Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Don't Disappear

Synopsis:
In three interconnected plays, two friends, a husband and wife, and two siblings weather the ups and downs of emotional blackmail.

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1st Produced:
New York    2009

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Genre:
Comedy

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Eight Ways To Meet Your Neighbor

Synopsis:
When a new couple moves in next door, appearances are often deceiving and the result is anything but encouraging in this ferocious, breakneck comedy of manners. the play hurtles through eight introductions and interactions between two couples meeting for the first time. Simple conversations are fraught with destructive potential, and personalities and neuroses vary wildly from one worst-case scenario to the next. As the characters navigate the minefield of social rituals, their primitive natures explode and the veneer of civilized behavior is shattered. Sometimes instead of 'keeping up with the Joneses', we may just want to get away from them!
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1st Produced:
Studio Theater, NY    2006

Company:
Studio Theater

1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
Comedy

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Folie a Deux

Synopsis:
the six duologues of Folie a Deux explore the ways in which the illusions and delusions of one person affect another within various patterns of relationships.

Notes:
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1st Produced:
New York, NY    2007

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Genre:
Comedy

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Ghost's Wake (What Do You Hear From them?)

Synopsis:
Four suicides speculate about another.

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1st Produced:
New York, NY    2008

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Genre:
Chamber Play

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Hoax

Synopsis:
Confidence Man meets his match.

Notes:
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1st Produced:
Theatre 123, NY, NY    2007

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Genre:
One Act

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  -            Other:  -

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I Do Not Choose You

Synopsis:
Obsessive love goes awry when a shut in gets loose.

Notes:
Staged reading

1st Produced:
New York    2012

Company:
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1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
Comedy

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Meetings

Synopsis:
Six strangers experience the vicissitudes of "the presentation of self in everyday life."

Notes:
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1st Produced:
the National Arts Club, NY    2008

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Genre:
Comedy Of Manners

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Other People's Things

Synopsis:
Serendipity is the source of desire in this satiric comedy in which three characters encounter an impromptu love triangle and experience the misfortunes of getting what they wished for.

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1st Produced:
New York    2010

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Genre:
Comedy

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Standard Deviation

Synopsis:
ALICE and GERALD are sociopaths. LAURA and PAUL are their victims.

Notes:
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1st Produced:
-    2009

Company:
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1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
Comedy

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  2            Other:  -

Further Reference:
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