ATTIC by Daniel Guyton
ATTIC - 3M,1F. One-Act (35 min). A dark, poetic journey into the mind of a troubled teenager; it
combines poetry, audience interaction, and dark humor in a unique storytelling environment,
inspired by Edgar Allan Poe and Alfred Hitchcock. Part One of
The Darker Places Trilogy, a
series of one-act plays centering around 3 different rooms within that teenager's home.

*WINNER of the
Kennedy Center/ACTF Region IV Short Play Award in 2004*

"This is the most innovative, original play I've ever seen... from a college student." (Gary Garrison,
executive director of the Dramatists Guild, 2004)

ATTIC is a blend between Symbolism and Realism. It's hauntingly theatrical view of recovery and
remorse. There's a feeling that we need to pack some part of ourselves away in a box, with old toys,
spiders on the walls, and the hope that our daily rituals will clear the cobwebs from our minds while
keeping those parts of us that may be deemed dangerous hidden from view, buried in a room we
rarely visit. Guyton's atmospheric one-act play is perfect for colleges and theatres looking to produce
one-act plays with style and considerable substance." (John Patrick Bray,
New Play Exchange,

"Poetry, sheer poetry." (Peg Thon, actress, 2012)

"Riveting, dark... presentation of the inside of a schizoid head. I like the structure of it." (Nick
Boretz, Playwright's Binge, 2012)

"Darkly funny and emotionally raw... Directing [ATTIC] was one of the highlights of my theatrical
career. This is a dark, yet moving play that can be taken in many interesting directions by an
intelligent and creative cast. It's deep, with a lot of facets, so have fun with it!" (Greg Campbell,
Incumbo Theatre Company, 2012)

"[ATTIC] was daring, unorthodox and wonderful. The actors did a fine job with it and gave it all
their talents which were enormous." (Liam Mitchell, Winner of the Sue Nims Distinguished
Playwright Award, 2012)

"A riveting portrait of a schizophrenic boy, ATTIC has received wide critical acclaim." (Rikin Shah,
The Red and Black Newspaper, 2012)

"It was beautifully done. Mesmerizing. Scotty Gannon was FANTASTIC as the alter ego character.
Spooky story, spookily told." (Judith Beasley, Working Title Playwrights, 2012)

"Had a fantastic first day of Fringe! Got to see the chilling ATTIC... Terrific performances in that
one. Be sure to check it out." (James Yates, Atlanta Fringe Festival, 2012)

"[ATTIC] is exceptional theatre... It is a beautifully written, highly dramatic and actable piece. I
highly recommend it." (Joelle Re' Arp Dunham, Circle Ensemble Theatre, 2012)

"I like this one. Quirky, funny, dark, and overall interesting." (Nichole Hamilton, actress, 2015)

"It was amazing... It was such an experience and such an honor to be in a role like that. That was
by far the hardest challenge I've had as an actor and I think as far as my career goes up to this
point, my biggest success... This is without a shadow of a doubt my favorite character I've had the
opportunity to play and one of my favorite plays of all." (Hollis Gasten Warren, Columbus State
University, 2014)

"We enjoyed
ATTIC. The writing was good and the rhythm of the disclosures worked really well."
(Karin Fazio Littlefield, playwright, 2012)

ATTIC by Daniel Guyton. The play very artfully employs the use of a narrator by placing him in
the main character's mind." (Peter Hsieh, playwright, 2015)

--Staged Reading at the Kennedy Center/ACTF Region IV Festival in Birmingham, AL, 2004
--Produced by
The Incumbo Theater Company in Manhattan, NY, 2004
--Published by
Original Works Publishing in 2005
--Produced at
TSI/Play-Time in Manhattan, NY, 2007
--Produced at
The University of Georgia in Athens, GA, 2007
--Published in
The Twisted Mind of Daniel Guyton (Poetry & Plays), 2009
--Produced by the
Circle Ensemble Theatre Company in Athens, GA, 2011
--Two excerpts were performed on
WUGA Radio in Athens, GA, 2011
--Produced by
Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, TX, 2012
--Produced at the
Atlanta Fringe Festival in Atlanta, GA, 2012
--Produced at the
Midtown International Theatre Festival in Manhattan, NY, 2012
--Produced by the
Impulse Repertory Company at the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta, GA, 2012
--Produced at
Columbus State University in Columbus, GA, 2014

Part I of On-Air Group Interview with Stephanie Helms of Atlanta Fringe Buzz (2012)
Part II of On-Air Group Interview with Stephanie Helms of Atlanta Fringe Buzz (2012)
Part III of On-Air Group Interview with Stephanie Helms of Atlanta Fringe Buzz (2012)
Complete On-Air Solo Interview with Stephanie Helms of Atlanta Fringe Buzz (2012)
UGA Alumni Association article in Athens, GA (2012)
Newspaper article by Rikin Shah of The Red and Black in Athens, GA (2012)
Newspaper article by Jeremy Goldmeier of Abilene Reporter News (2012)
Press Release by Steve Jones of UGA Alumni Association in Athens, GA (2012)
On-Air Interview with Robb Holmes of WUGA, 97.1 fm in Athens, GA (2011)
Newspaper Article by Joe Vanhoose of The Athens-Banner Herald in Athens, GA (2011)
Newspaper interview with Rick Rose of Flagpole Magazine in Athens, GA (2011)
Press Release in Flagpole Magazine in Athens, GA (2010)
Newspaper Interview with Wayne Ford of The Athens-Banner Herald (2004)
Light in the Attic - by Anthony Romano
At the University of Georgia - April 6, 2007