Ways to Be Happy

by David Lee White

Several years after the country falls under the sway of criminal corruption, Maddie (a former activist turned convenience store clerk) finds herself stuck in her dead-end job, without hope and unable to move forward. When a gun-toting convenience store burglar convinces her to embrace the new America and turn to crime, Maddie embarks on a surreal journey involving a punk rocker, an philandering academic, a former child actor and a man in a giant penguin suit. WAYS TO BE HAPPY is a post-Trumpian comedy about rediscovering hope when you’re surrounded by insanity.

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

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About the Playwright


David Lee White is a playwright/performer based in New Jersey. David is a lifelong devotee of using his years of training as a playwright, comedian and educator to build and celebrate community. His collaborative work with professional theatre and educational programs includes farce, musicals and verbatim theatre, all created in concert with professional artists, young people and community members. His comedies include Slippery as SinBlood: a ComedyWays to Be Happy and Rocket Sex Magic. His work in mental health advocacy includes the plays Fixed and Panther Hollow. His musicals include The Angry Grammarian (with Jeffery Barg) and The Infinity Trilogy (with Kate Brennan), which includes the musicals ALiEN8Clean Slate and Illuminatewww.davidleewhite.net


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