Format/Genre: Comedy, Drama

Target audience: High School, College, Community + Professional theatres

Casting: Minimum 4 M, 4 W (can be expanded up to 7 M, 7 W)

Sets: bare stage with cubes, props; copious sound/light cues

Running time: 60 minutes


Synopsis: It's two weeks before Anime-zing Con and six high school theatre nerds are gunning to win the convention's Group Cosplay Skit Competition, with a scene from "Madsummer!" (a modern-day anime version of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream in a fairy-verse turned upside down).  But when the team's leader is yanked from the competition by his disapproving mother, the group learns the value of fighting for your own mad dreams.  A comedy about following one's passions in the pursuit of happiness.

Production History:

World Premiere: Edinburgh International Fringe Festival, August 2016

Cosplay's The Thing

Demon Puck & fairy cosplayers from "Madsummer" in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival world premiere.

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