The Vampire is a Strange and Wonderful Creature

Written by the winner of the Bottle Tree Productions One Act Competition for Writers 2011 winner; Greg Gasawski

Warning: Strong language and disturbing themes

Judge's Comments

Great characters revealed through dialogue. In just a few words Greg gets to the heart of a scene and to the heart of the characters and the situation. The play ties together apparently random scenes from across history and geography with the onstage presence of the vampires. The play moves to its very human, very domestic, very chilling end with an inevitability that suggests we are doomed morally as a species. We look outside ourselves for evil, when it lies in our hearts the whole time.

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What's the play about?

This is a play about evil, about those dark creatures mankind has invented, about cruelty from creature whose blood runs cold. The interaction of the normal and the paranormal leaves broken souls in their wake.

From Nazi Germany, to the battlefields of suburbia, humans fall under the spell of these strange creatures and are moved to do great evil.

The Vampire is revealed as a very powerful, yet different creature from what we have imagined. Gasawski's world of the undead is a chilling one, told in a very real way. The ordinary lives of human beings are captured perfectly in their actions and words. The fact that vampires are the cause of much of the malignancy in the world today is captured beautifully by Gasawski's cold-blooded imagination. A horror story that seems very real. The Vampire is, as we have long thought, a parasite of humans. However, the vampires in this play, do not crave blood so much as something else, something that makes us all so very human.

The vampire does not feel for he does not live. The vampire cannot do good because he is incapable of ir. Greg Gasawski has created a strange and wonderful creature that destroys the innocent and the guilty alike. Fascinating modern take.



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