This is the home page for the plays Will Holcomb has written.
The following plays have been performed before live audiences, and are available for purchase:
“Shakespeare Rocks!” - Shakespeare Rocks was written to introduce youth to Shakespeare in a fun way. It was first performed by the youth troupe of Bastrop Opera House and performed at TNT Youth Conference in Odessa Texas at The Globe Theater. What made this work especially interesting was the mixing of live performance with video. The story is of a boy who begrudgingly has
Clinically Un-Depressed - Clinically Un-Depressed is a two act dramatic comedy where Cole Black, a boy with a chemical imbalance which renders him unable to be sad or angry, changes everyone around him. The story is told from the perspective of a Vietnam veteran, Millard Anderson, who is the grumpy old man of the neighborhood. His main pleasure in life is yelling at kids
The following plays are in various stages of editing and pre-production:
The Puzzler - I had a workshop for The Puzzler with two actors I’ve done theatre with for a very long time. The Puzzler was a play that was in my head for a very long time and I finally decided to get it out of my head and just write it. There are only two characters and the set is simply a table with puzzles on
“An Unsafe Place: A Love Story” - An Unsafe Place:A Love Story is a musical in the works. The story and lyrics are written by Will Holcomb and the music by Matt Torrez. The main character, Guy Tucker, is a poet working in a factory. The absurdity of life is driving him crazy. At night, he lays in bed studying his ceiling and starts to see messages in the
“The Puzzler” - The Puzzler is a one-act, two person play with minimal set. Blanch, a self-centered woman, has community service hours to perform for a drunk driving conviction and does so at a nursing home. She sees the easiest way of doing this is sitting with Weldon, one of the residence, and working on the puzzle with him. Weldon, was a mathematician with