FOURTEEN HUNDRED AND SIXTY SKETCHES

OF YOUR LEFT HAND

by Duncan Pflaster

When Paul gets invited to New Mexico for the summer for an artist’s retreat with his gay bromanticcollege buddy Alonso, he discovers that Alonso’s sister Blanca is tasking Paul with keeping Alonso on his medication for temporal lobe epilepsy, which he doesn’t want to take since he identifies with Van Gogh, who had the same condition.  Paul and Blanca begin a clandestine affair as he increasingly offers teases of his body to Alonso as incentive to take his meds.  All comes to a head when Blanca’s boyfriend Gabriel returns unexpectedly from the army. Tormented painters, sexual obsession, and crossed boundaries combine for a scorching new play. 

  • Cast Size: 3M 1W
  • Running Time: 90+ minutes
  • Royalty Rate: $75 per performance

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About the Playwright

Duncan Pfllaster is a multi-award-winning indie playwright from New York City. He is best known for his Beckettian Romp The Underpants Godot, which was produced in New York, San Francisco, and Arizona. Other plays include Nothing but Thunder, Malvolio’s Revenge, Messin’ With the Kid, Fourteen Hundred and Sixty Sketches of Your Left Hand, The Empress of Sex, The Taint of Equality, Prince Trevor Amongst the Elephants, The Thyme of the Season, The Starship Astrov, The Wastes of Time and many many more. His action-comedy films Strapped for Danger and Undercover Vice: Strapped for Danger II, produced by Scorpio Film Releasing, are available streaming on GayBingeTV. www.duncanpflaster.com

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Scott Sickles
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My Hands Couldn't Put It Down

My ADHD has prevented me from reading full length plays in one sitting (someone finishing them at all, even when I’m loving them) for most of the past 20 years.

I could not put this play down.

Much of this play hit close to home: the gay straight friendship complete with unrequited crush, the body acceptance and insecurity, the spectrum of masculinity it depicts, and how it physicalizes inspiration especially in the face of faulty neurology.

But it’s the story that took hold of my heart (and my hyperfocus). There’s a deep platonic love between Paul and Alonso that is enviable and dear. All of the relationships are as realistic and detailed as the 1460 titular sketches. And it truly captures the wrecking ball decision making people are capable of in their 20s.

It’s as comfortable and familiar as it is frank and uncompromising. Be warned; you’re gonna need a good intimacy director and fight coordinator. And auditions will be very interesting.

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