Chop Your Own Wood

Author: Lindsey Trout

Chop Your Own Wood

Description: An estranged husband and wife reunite in the woods of the Hudson River Valley for the Perseids meteor shower. Camping on the crumbling foundation of an abandoned homestead, they summon the ghosts of their troubled past.
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 10/10/2015
Content Advisory: Strong language, adult themes, sex.
1 Act, 75 Minutes
1 Female, 10 Males

NOTE: Chop Your Own Wood 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 Lindsey at

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Keywords: Characters are Mostly Married/With Families · Dark Comedy · Drama · Families · Ghosts · Grief and Mourning · Large Cast Size · Mostly Male Characters · Requires/Supports Sophisticated Multimedia/Technical Elements · Romance · Sex · Tearjerker · Westerns

This play is in the following collections: FringeNYC 2015

Original Production Information

Chop Your Own Wood was workshopped with Bonneville Theater Company with additional assistance from Jessica Cohen and Claire Kiechel. It was developed at Triskelion Arts Center in Brooklyn, New York.

Chop Your Own Wood premiered at The Steve & Marie Sgurous Theatre in New York City on August 15th, 2015. It was produced by Bonneville Theater Company and opened with the following cast:

DANIEL CORMAC: Tyler Caffall
LYDIA CORMAC: Lindsey Trout

Alexandra Kuechler Caffall - Director
Danny Maly - Stage Manager
Natalie Robin - Lighting Design
Stacey Berman - Design Consultant