Callous Cad

Author: Tom X. Chao

Callous Cad

Description: A lonely downtown theater artist finally gets started with a woman, only to learn what really happens when you enter a relationship: A magical being materializes with vodka to help celebrate—but what if it's not love?
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 9/17/2016
Content Advisory: Strong language, sexual topics.
1 Act, 55 Minutes
2 Females, 1 Male

NOTE: Callous Cad is fully protected by copyright law and is subject to royalty. All inquiries concerning production, publication, reprinting or use of this play in any form should be addressed to Tom at Tomxchao@gmail.com.

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Keywords: Characters are Mostly Young Adults · Comedy · Dark Comedy · Fantasy · Magic Realism · Meta · Mythology · Non-traditional/Non-narrative/Experimental/Post-dramatic · Romance · Sex · Single Set · Small Cast Size · The Theatre

Original Production Information

CALLOUS CAD was first produced December 2009 at Dixon Place in NYC with the following cast and crew:

Tom: Tom X. Chao
Magical Being: Rosalie Purvis
Stage Manager: Devon Ragsdale

Video cast:
Charles: Richard Harrington
Chell: Margaret Laney
Mike: Mike Urdaneta
Military Man: Ian W. Hill

Director: John Harlacher
Dramaturge: Rosalie Purvis
Lighting Designer: Marlon Hurt

CALLOUS CAD was produced September 2011 at HERE Arts Center, NYC, with the following cast and crew:

Tom: Tom X. Chao
Magical Being: Charlotte Pines
Stage Manager: Amy Virginia Buchanan

Video cast:
Charles: Richard Harrington
Chell: Margaret Laney
Mike: Mike Urdaneta
Military Man: Ian W. Hill

Director: John Harlacher
Lighting and Set Designer: Josh Iacovelli

Presented in repertory with Kim Katzberg's "Penetrating the Space," under the umbrella title, "Cheerful Insanity." Ms. Pines received a nomination for Outstanding Actress in a Lead Role from the New York Innovative Theatre Awards in 2012.