Animals Commit Suicide

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Chance, a gay man who has almost everything, dives deep into Chicago’s seedy sexual underbelly looking for something more. He picks up a drug habit while beginning a relationship with a handsome HIV-positive baker, claiming falsely to be positive as well. But when those close to him begin to call his motives into question, Chance is forced to decide what he values most in a dangerous world.

Cast Requirements

CHANCE: 29, white, gay, well-dressed and clean cut.

CLINIC WORKER: 30's, Black or Latino, lesbian, no nonsense.

SEBASTIAN: 40's, Latino, gay, rough around the edges.

ETHAN: 32, any ethnicity, handsome, artistic.


- Finalist, The Doric Wilson Independent Playwright Award, The New York Innovative Theatre Awards, 2012
- Semi-Finalist, The Princess Grace Award, Princess Grace Foundation, 2011

Production and Development History

Reading, terraNOVA Collective, 2012

Professional, First Floor Theater, 2015
Workshop, terraNOVA Collective, 2013