by Justin Maxwell

YOUR LITHOPEDION is a dark comedy about a serial killer who becomes the founder of Serial Killers Anonymous and how that ruins his marriage. You’ll never think of 80’s rock in the same way again. The show uses a false-narrative that parallels how the characters are false-people pretending towards humanity. The play constantly subverts time, space, and story, while always teasing with a feeling of narrative—an almost-narrative perhaps. This play walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, but on close inspection is really a fish. A very murderous fish. Remember, it’s a comedy.   

  • Cast Size: 1M or 1W (with expandable casting)
  • Running Time: 60+ minutes
  • Royalty Rate: $75 per performance

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About the Playwright

Justin Maxwell is an Associate Professor in the Creative Writing Workshop at the University of New Orleans. His playwriting book The Playwright’s Toolbox is forthcoming from Applause Books. In 2022, he was the conference respondent for the Voices of the Earth theatre festival in Bemidji, MN. His play Palimpsests of Agrippina Minor was awarded an ATLAS grant from the Louisiana Board of Regents in 2020-21. His play An Outopia for Pigeons is out from Original Works Publishing. His writing has appeared in multiple journals including Theatre/Practice, Eleven Eleven, The Fourth River, Minnesota Playlist, Contemporary Theatre Review, American Theatre Magazine, and others. More information about him can be found on his web page:   

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