Joey A. Chavez

Joey A. Chavez was born and reared in Santa Fe, NM. He holds a BFA from the University of New Mexico and an MFA from the University of Oklahoma. The author of over twenty plays, his works have been produced at the Alliance Theater, ART Station, HBO, the Public Theater, the Open Eye, Actors Ensemble Theater, the Mission Cultural Center, Clemson University, the University of Oklahoma, Santa Fe Theater Company, and numerous high schools. One of his plays was featured at the 2004 Fringe Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland. He also works as a professional actor.

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Drama by Joey A. Chavez

47 pages

10 m, 15 w, or with doubling 6 m, 6 w

This is Ruben Delgado’s final day in New York City. He left home eight months earlier to seek his fame and fortune, convinced he could sell his 896-page novel, but all he found was rejection. As he retrieves his single box of possessions and his original manuscript, he sees his car being towed. In an attempt to stop from losing his means of escape from the city, he tosses his unbound manuscript out of his 23rd floor apartment window. As sheets of paper rain down on the city, we are transported into the novel one page at a time. There are now three interwoven ...