Autobahn – A Play That I’m Directing

Autobahn, written by Neil Labute, is a collection of seven one-act plays set within the confines of the front seat of a vehicle. Each of these seven vignettes explores the ethos of perception and relationships.

 

funny

 A woman (who doesn’t say a word) driving her daughter home from rehab.
Cast: young woman, older woman

bench seat

  A make-out session gone awry.
Cast: guy and girl – he’s a university teaching assistant, while she works at WalMart, so early 20’s

all apologies

  A husband apologizing to his wife (who doesn’t say a word).
Cast: husband and wife

merge

  A wife feels the need to explain her recent business trip infidelity to her husband.
Cast: husband and wife

long division

 A man trying to convince his friend to get his gaming console back from his ex-girlfriend. (the friend does not speak)
Cast: 2 men

road trip

 A kidnapping thinly disguised as a road trip.
Cast: 1 man, 1 young teen – male or female

autobahn

 A couple that had been foster parents to a troubled kid. (The woman does all of the talking).
Cast: 1 man, 1 woman