Questions Asked of Dying Dreams

by Philip Vassallo

Questions Asked of Dying Dreams comprises four one-acts. “What Do You Charge for a Cure?” concerns a director of a clinical program for developmentally disabled individuals who confronts her professional and personal doubts as she deals with a client and a new intake. In “How Silent Do I Sound?” a bigoted, aging moving man unexpectedly meets his new coworker and his own destiny. In “Do I Bleed in the Dark?” a homeless ex-boxer has a final chance to make something meaningful of his life in his dying moments. “Isn’t This the Way You Wanted Me?” presents an embittered, frustrated wife who rethinks her marriage and life in light of her husband’s remarkable transformation.

  • Cast Size: 8M 4W
  • Running Time: 90+ minutes
  • Royalty Rate: $75 per performance

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About the Playwright

Philip Vassallo is a New Jersey-based writer who has taught internationally. He has published 30 produced plays, 3 instructional books (The Art of On-the-Job WritingThe Art of E-mail Writing, and How to Write Fast Under Pressure); 2 poetry volumes (Like the Day I Was Born and American Haiku); and 2 essay collections (The Inwardness of the Outward Gaze: Learning and Teaching Through Philosophy and Person to Person: Essays from Two Centuries). He received a New Jersey State Council on the Arts playwriting grant.

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