Dogfuckers, Or, “the one with the dogs”

Boomer (Rocket Thrall) makes a call while Marisol (Erica Ayala) checks her phone.  Photo by Lawrence Peart, Courtesy of the University of Texas at Austin
Boomer (Rocket Thrall) makes a call while Marisol (Erica Ayala) checks her phone.
Photo by Lawrence Peart, Courtesy of the University of Texas at Austin

Synopsis

In a crappy house surrounded by a dead walnut orchard, brothers Boomer and Dirt struggle with each other, with themselves, and with their dog-breeding business. As their prized pregnant pooch swells, they seem on the way to strike it big. Their dreams are disrupted when Boomer brings home Marisol, who should be a one-night stand, and Dirt finds a boy who will never grow up.

Read the play at the New Play Exchange

Requirements

Three males (18-30); one female (20-35)

 

History

Dogfuckers, Or, “the one with the dogs” participated in UTNT (UT New Theatre) curated by Steven Dietz in 2014 as an enhanced reading. Jeremy Lee Cudd directed the reading. The cast included Kevin Hippler as Dirt, Rocket Thrall as Boomer, Erica Ayala as Marisol, and Brad Rizzo as the boy.

The boy (Brad Rizzo) leaves through the window as Dirt (Kevin Hippler) looks on. Photo by Lawrence Peart, courtesy of the University of Texas at Austin
The boy (Brad Rizzo) leaves through the window as Dirt (Kevin Hippler) looks on.
Photo by Lawrence Peart, courtesy of the University of Texas at Austin
Boomer (Rocket Thrall) talks his shitkicker dreams while Dirt (Kevin Hippler) cleans the house. Photo by Lawrence Peart, courtesy of the University of Texas at Austin
Boomer (Rocket Thrall) talks his shitkicker dreams while Dirt (Kevin Hippler) cleans the house. Photo by Lawrence Peart, courtesy of the University of Texas at Austin

UTNT

UTNT is an annual showcase of new plays from third year playwrights in the M.F.A Playwriting Program. Along with Briandaniel, UTNT showcased work by Abe Koogler, Dave Turkel and Bill Anderson, Reina Hardy, and Katie Bender.

From left: Abe Koogler, Katie Bender, David Turkel, Reina Hardy, Bill Anderson, Briandaniel Oglesby
From left: Abe Koogler, Katie Bender, David Turkel, Reina Hardy, Bill Anderson, Briandaniel Oglesby

 Photo by Victoria Goss

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