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This Is My First Time So Please Be Brutal By Vincent Truman
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Vincent Truman's "This Is My First Time So Please Be Brutal" depicts over a hundred cartoons from the Chicago artist, ranging from bad puns (toad rage) to sharp-tongued commentary (a priest... More > asks 'why are there no atheists in foxholes', to which a boy replies 'because atheists don't start wars'). This debut collection of illustrations, inspired by such diverse artists as Johnny Hart, B. Kliban and Matt Groening, is at once hysterical, subversive, vile and thought-provoking. Vincent Truman is a celebrated writer, director, actor, artist and producer in Chicago. His theater work is especially well-lauded, garnering him numerous positive notices and articles.< Less
Ugly Bungalow By Vincent Truman
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"Ugly Bungalow" is a series of short, sharp stories, illustrations, character studies and observations by Chicago-based writer Vincent Truman. Drawing inspiration by such disparate icons... More > as Spaulding Gray, David Sedaris, B. Kliban and Mark Leyner, Truman's essays specialize in turning left when you are expecting them to turn right, such as dealing with sensitive issues with a brazen, definitely un-politically correct demeanor. Highlights include a diary of a cross-dressing immigrant named Olaf and his search for his daughter, a series of letters from a fellow called Wallace who becomes unnaturally devoted to women, usually after the first date, and a very unusual holiday tale entitled "My Christmas With the Cannibals." About the author: Vincent Truman was born the third of two children and currently lives in limbo with his pet peeves.< Less
Ugly Bungalow By Vincent Truman
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"Ugly Bungalow" is a series of short, sharp stories, illustrations, character studies and observations by Chicago-based writer Vincent Truman. Drawing inspiration by such disparate icons... More > as Spaulding Gray, David Sedaris, B. Kliban and Mark Leyner, Truman's essays specialize in turning left when you are expecting them to turn right, such as dealing with sensitive issues with a brazen, definitely un-politically correct demeanor. Highlights include a diary of a cross-dressing immigrant named Olaf and his search for his daughter, a series of letters from a fellow called Wallace who becomes unnaturally devoted to women, usually after the first date, and a very unusual holiday tale entitled "My Christmas With the Cannibals." About the author: Vincent Truman was born the third of two children and currently lives in limbo with his pet peeves.< Less
This Is My First Time So Please Be Brutal By Vincent Truman
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Vincent Truman's "This Is My First Time So Please Be Brutal" depicts over a hundred cartoons from the Chicago artist, ranging from bad puns (toad rage) to sharp-tongued commentary (a priest... More > asks 'why are there no atheists in foxholes', to which a boy replies 'because atheists don't start wars'). This debut collection of illustrations, inspired by such diverse artists as Johnny Hart, B. Kliban and Matt Groening, is at once hysterical, subversive, vile and thought-provoking. Vincent Truman is a celebrated writer, director, actor, artist and producer in Chicago. His theater work is especially well-lauded, garnering him numerous positive notices and articles.< Less
The Observatory (2017) By Vincent Truman
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An abridged 2017 version of Vincent Truman's critically acclaimed play, THE OBSERVATORY. Set in the attic of a couple's home, THE OBSERVATORY delves into what we might endure in order to achieve... More > financial and personal security. David and Sally Lockwood are given the opportunity to have an Observatory installed in their home, and are directed to watch a hologram of an individual held in solitary confinement in order to extract a confession and net themselves hundreds of thousands of dollars. While initially enthralled with the idea, the cost becomes far more steep than they originally believed.< Less
Mine, a Play in One Act (2016) By Vincent Truman
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A girl confronts her demons - and vice versa - in Vincent Truman's 2016 psychological one-act play. In "Mine", Deborah introduces the audience to a personal demon - a personification of... More > an attack from seven years ago, as well as lifetime of missteps and wrongs - and how she has learned to dominate him while trying to lead a normal life. Of course, the demon has ideas of his own, and takes advantage of Deborah's weaknesses to wander her dreams in search of other demons, events and people who terrify his host. A traumatic, collateral-damage-heavy, battle of wills between host and demon ensues. "Mine" is a study of the things in our minds and hearts which prevent us from doing the things we want and attaining that which we wish for. Four to five actors (two female, two male, one pre-recorded voice for audio) with optional roles for dancers. No age restrictions.< Less
Remote: The Play By Vincent Truman
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"What happens when a small-town family signs up for a big-deal reality show? Vincent Truman's "Remote" answers that very question. Attacking a variety of issues from family and fame... More > to sexism and politics, "Remote" is a dark comedy with a little bit of everything. When the crew of the show discover how boring the family is, they begin to make their own reality. By doing so (in one heartbreaking scene, the daughter recounts her first intimate experience only to have the director recommend she cut herself), the family and everything it stands for begins to crumble." -- UIC Flame, 2006< Less
Featherstone (An Appointment in One Act) By Vincent Truman
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"So you're married?" asks Doctor Colin Featherstone to Thomas and Jayne Philpott, a couple whose five-year marriage has devolved to blaming and hurt feelings. "My condolences. Still,... More > congratulations on taking the first step in realizing you probably married the wrong person in the first place." So begins "Featherstone", a dark one-act comedy comprised of one extremely volatile, unnerving and hysterical session with a psychologist who loves humanity but has grown bored of people and a couple that long since abandoned each other. Plagued by the facilities breaking down one at a time (lights, Internet, phone, etc.), "Featherstone" is a devastatingly funny and engaging stripping away of the walls and reasons which separate us. "Featherstone" runs about 65-70 minutes with roles for two women and three men (genders can be reversed).< Less
Touching Base (Working Version) By Vincent Truman
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On the thirteenth floor of Howard-Lowman, a firm that does something for someone, lies a department that is charged with disrupting service (crashing software), dumbing people down (a memorandum... More > setting parameters for elevator talk: "how was your weekend?", "fine, yours?" "good") and creating inkless, stapled reports (as they are pro-squid). Into this world comes Jerry, a mailroom clerk inadvertantly hired by the department. In this one-act play, Chicago author Vincent Truman examines the lack of authenticity in daily grinds and the cruelty masked as political correctness that it produces, all with biting and umcompromising wit that will be embarassingly obvious to the audience, who will surely say, 'oh no... I do that!'< Less
The Tearful Assassin By Vincent Truman
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In Vincent Truman's riveting play, "The Tearful Assassin", a teenager is kidnapped from her bed in the middle of the night. The detectives on the case come face to face with the parents,... More > whose estrangement and bitterness thwarts the investigation from the start. As their daughter comes to terms with a horrific new life, under the control of a sinister stranger, the parents learn to cope by actually embracing the tragedy. This play explores the world of goodbyes and farewells, and the myriad of reasons we choose to use them. "There is a war out there, not between good and evil, but between truth and belief. And truth often has a hard time winning, because truth needs strength. Belief doesn't need anything." - Detective Fowler, "The Tearful Assassin"< Less

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