Don Wannabe
DON WANNABE -1M,1F. One-Act (10 min); A handsome Hollywood player actually wants to
be sincere with women, but he just can't seem to do it. His inner monologue keeps
taking over...

"Naughty, bawdy, touching, and maniacally funny in turns... A producer and an actress
share a conversation over a glass of wine as he slips in and out of brilliant sporadic
Shakespearian 'moments of truth.' Hysterical!" (Pat Taylor,
Tolucan Times, 2013)

"From award-winning playwright Daniel Guyton, comes the zesty one-act comedy,
DON
WANNABE
. Poor Don can't keep his inner thoughts to himself, as he is overwhelmed by the
wiles of a sexy, young actress. Can he win the young lady's company... or will his seedy
desires get the best of him?" (Press Release, Darkhorse Dramatists, 2014)

"I saw
DON WANNABE at Fall Shorts this past Tuesday... and [it] went over extremely well.
I thought it was the one of the two or three really strong shows of the night and two of the
evenings best actors were cast in the leads." (Steven Korbar, Playwright's Binge, 2013)

"The Whitefire Theatre in Sherman Oaks has a real ‘trick or treat’ for you in a series of
vignettes done with comical style, varied personalities and in some not-so-ordinary
situations.... [In
DON WANNABE], Gregory James does an amazing performance as a man
with a confused inner dialogue... Margot Danis is a model/actress with Hollywood style
attitude, with a few desires of her own in an interview with a producer who has ulterior
motives." (Lorenzo Marchessi,
NoHoArtsDistrict.com, 2013)

"I was part of the same play fest at Darkhorse Dramatists that featured this play; and it's
crazy, crazy funny. Daniel has such a unique,farce-friendly voice and this play makes fun of
ego in such a fresh and over the top way." (Catherine Weingarten, playwright, 2015)

"Just saw two hilarious Dan Guyton comedies,
SPAT! and DON WANNABE, which were
produced in DISJOINTED [LOVE] SHORTS at The Alchemical Theatre Laboratory in
NYC. They took me back to some gut wrenching laughter at the Last Frontier Fringe
[Festival] in June, courtesy of Dan's deliciously dark sense of humor... Paco got big laughs
in
SPAT! And the guy playing Don in DON WANNABE was very funny, he had a young
Orson Welles persona and delivery." (Jeff Stolzer, Last Frontier Theatre Conference, 2013)

"Loved your plays last night at Disjointed Love Shorts! They were really well done... I know
most of the actors, and they were just great. They do this amazing creative staging. Your
plays got a great response! Congrats!" (Nina Mansfield, Ticket 2 Eternity Productions, 2013)

"Your work is really good, Daniel. I majored in LitCrit... and writers like you are not
plentiful. Long may you wave!" (Kelli Brown, Town and Gown Players, 2013)

--Produced at the Maureen Stapleton Theatre in New York, 2002
--Produced at the
Alchemical Theatre Laboratory's Disjointed Love Shorts in NY, 2013
--Produced by the
Whitefire Theatre in Sherman Oaks, CA, 2013
--Produced by
Darkhorse Dramatists in Binghamton, NY, 2014
--Produced by
Mostly Harmless in Schenectady, NY, 2014

Article by Nancy Oliveri of the Broome County Arts Council (2013)
Review by Pat Taylor of The Tolucan Times (2013)
Review by Lorzenzo Marchessi of NoHoArtsDistrict.com (2013)
YouTube Video (2013)