by Scott C. Sickles
When Fletcher Driscoll returned to his hometown to direct Romeo and Juliet, he never expected to end up in his own star-crossed romance with Jeff, a recently out divorcé with a complicated past. Nor was he prepared to confront Tommy, his high school best friend who broke his heart… repeatedly and on purpose.
A powerful drama about the resonance of loss, Composure is for everyone who has ever loved the wrong person and worries that it’s too late to find the right one.
- Cast Size: 4M 2W
- Running Time: 90+ minutes
- Royalty Rate: $75 per performance
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About the Playwright
SCOTT C. SICKLES is an LGBTQ/neurodivergent/biracial Korean American writer. His plays have been performed in New York City, across the U.S., and internationally in Canada, Australia, the UK, Hungary, Singapore, Indonesia, and Lebanon. He is the author of Playing on the Periphery: Monologues and Scenes for and About Queer Kids. Plays include: Nonsense and Beauty (Repertory Theatre of St. Louis; Edgerton New Play Award; ATCA Steinberg Award Finalist), Marianas Trench (O’Neill Finalist), Pangea (O’Neill Semifinalist), Composure (New York Innovative Theatre Award; Lambda Literary Award Finalist), Intellectuals (Smith & Kraus’ New Playwrights: Best Plays of 2007), Hairdresser on Fire (Next Stage Press), Lightning From Heaven (Beverly Hills Theater Guild/Julie Harris Playwriting Award); Beautiful Noises (Smith & Kraus), murmurs (Samuel French); and Turtles and Bulldogs (Applause). Five consecutive Writers Guild of America Awards for the daytime drama General Hospital, eight Emmy nominations. Member, Dramatists Guild, New Play Exchange. www.ScottCSickles.com
Such a beautiful, touching play that is both funny and intelligent. COMPOSURE has fascinating characters you care about and a story that is compelling. It’s an important love story that needs to be told now more than ever.