Carlos Perez

Carlos Perez has a M.A. in English from the University of Missouri — Kansas City (a professional writing degree in playwriting and screenwriting) and a B.F.A. in Speech and Theatre from Avila University. He was a tenured college professor for 13 years, teaching classes in theatre, speech, English, creative writing, playwriting, and screenwriting. He formed a theatre company which operated seasonally for 15 years that entertained audiences throughout the United States. As a published playwright, he's a member of Dramatist Guild of America. His published stage plays include: The Terry Stinger Show, Caught Between Two Worlds, Native American Folktales for Fun, Folktales for Fun, The Adventures of Christina and Viperina, How the Beetle Got Her Colors, Room in the Forest, and Misadventures of a Frog-Girl. Carlos is also a screenwriter and his original stage play, Jeremy’s World, was adapted into a short screenplay that premiered at the St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase. And as a screenwriter-for-hire, ten of the scripts he’s been commissioned to write have gone on to be produced and distributed internationally, with two more of his commissioned works currently in the production process.

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  A Caterpillar’s Tale

Children by Carlos Perez

39 pages

Flexible cast of 8 to 15. Min: 1 m, 1 w, 6 flexible

Periwinkle, a curious caterpillar, feels compelled to find out what happens when caterpillars climb up the Great Tree –and never return! He decides to follow grumpy Thistle, who seems to be next to do the climb, but Periwinkle encounters some big obstacles he must overcome, including evading the clutches of a black widow spider. Meanwhile, on the ground, Periwinkle’s worried “family,” Sepia and two boisterous babies, escape their own predators, vicious wasps and a praying mantis, along with a comical pair of hungry flies. Finally, Thistle emerges from his coc...