El Cíclope

A Full-Length Play with Parables, 4 Women, 2 Men

2018 Finalist for Eugene O’Neill Theater Center’s National Playwriting Conference

2018 Finalist for the Moss Hart & Kitty Carlisle Hart New Play Initiative

The gist: Award-Winning author Cori Cliff returns to her hometown of Janesville, WI during an international book tour promoting her latest work- a novella titled El Cíclope.  The story is a memoir masked as fiction depicting her life as once Homecoming Queen Courtney Cliff and her relationships between two men: her high school boyfriend Sean Davis, and her outcast Spanish tutor Mateo Long-Gutierrez (a first-generation Mexican-American foster child).  As the plot blossoms (and wilts), Courtney must face some of the world’s harshest and most beautiful truths, forcing the young girl to flee her home town and ultimately transform into her now unrecognizable self. The play is inspired by Latin-American folklore.

Features Spanish Translations by Octavio Rodriguez


Reading at Samuel French Bookshop- June 2017, Directed by Rhonda Kohl


To read the entire script please e-mail me at alexburkart@gmail.com. For production rights inquiries please e-mail my agent Peregrin Whittlesey at pwwagy@aol.com.

Ivy Beech as Courtney Cliff and Octavio Rodriguez as Mateo Long-Gutierrez