FAT DICK - 1M,1F. One-Act (10 min), An overweight private detective has to solve a
murder. But can he figure out what to eat for dinner first?

*Finalist in the Independent Play(w)rights 10 Minute Play Competition, 2013*
*Semi-Finalist in the
Little Fish Theatre's Pick of the Vine Competition, 2014*
*Published in
Best 10-Minute Plays of 2016 by Smith & Kraus, 2016*

"I will always vote for 'FAT DICK.' Yay!" (Scotty Gannon, Circle Ensemble Theatre, 2013)

"I LOVE the title and didn't even read it - but then I read it. And quite literally laughed out
loud, then had to read it out loud to my husband. Great stuff!" (Barbara Burgess-Lefebvre,
Onstage Atlanta, 2013)

"The audience absolutely loved this scene! The style of speaking, the well developed story,
surprises and funny lines. [It] had the audience fully entertained and laughing every
night... It was gangbusters, see!" (Paul Lauden, Whitefire Theatre, 2014)

"I know Guyton's work on the horror genre (which is great) but this is the first time I've
read one of his beloved comedies. And I get it! Guyton gives us intriguing scenarios with
lovable and flawed characters to create this light comedy with an edge. 10 minutes of
comedy gold." (Nelson Diaz-Marcano
, New Play Exchange, 2018)

"I must say I am incredibly impressed and as close to in love as possible with
(Josh Vining, Onstage Atlanta, 2013)

"An investigator/sexy murder suspect encounter like one straight from the pages of
Raymond Chandler and Dashiell Hammett, but with a vibe like sexy film noir - that served
with a glass of tomato juice with a splash of grapefruit juice and Guyton's goofy sense of
humor. The play would definitely be an audience favorite on college campuses, at fringe
festivals and short play festivals across the country.
FAT DICK is a great introduction to
one of America's most produced playwrights of short comedies." (Asher Wyndham,
Play Exchange, 2018)

"That was funny as hell. Reminded me of
Prairie Home Companion, the private eye in the
Acme building - Guy Noir - still trying to find out the meaning of life. In this case it was a
donut - which is kind of perfect. It’s round (endless) with a hole the middle. Man is always
searching for something with a hole in the middle that’s endless." (Nick Boretz, Working
Title Playwrights, 2014)

"Next-to-last is Daniel Guyton’s
FAT DICK, which, as its title suggests, involves an obese
private detective. His nutritionist has been killed, and the nutritionist’s widow (the fabulous
Katie Graham) is under suspicion of murder. The action takes place as a stereotypical film
noir meeting in the detective's seedy office. There are clever lines, many recycled "fat"
jokes, a nice flow, and an appropriate ending twist. Peg Thon is terrific as the offstage
voice of a secretary... Paul Donnelly has directed the proceedings with nice blocking and a
nice flow." (Playgoer,
theaterreview.com, 2014)

"I like to tell people that I broke my 'Atlanta cherry' with Daniel Guyton's
(Paul Donnelly, director, 2013)

"Lots of fun banter and I do like the old 40's detective film noir of the period." (Mickey
Ray, Darkhorse Dramatists, 2013)

"Just wanted to let you know I saw your play
FAT DICK at Spring Shorts at the Whitefire
Tuesday night... The show went over very nicely and got a lot of laughs and I think you
would be pleased with it." (Steven Korbar, Playwrights' Binge, 2014)

--Produced by the Whitefire Theatre in Sherman Oaks, CA, 2014
--Produced by
Onstage Atlanta in Atlanta, GA, 2014
--Produced by
Mostly Harmless in Schenectady, NY, 2014
--Produced as a Short Film by
Of Darkness and Light Productions in Atlanta, GA, 2014
--Published on
Amazon Kindle, 2015
--Produced by
Centerstage North in Marietta, GA, 2015
--Produced by
Clayton State University in Morrow, GA, 2016
--Published by Next Stage Press as part of
Hilarious Nightmares 2, 2016
--Produced by
Phillips Academy in Andover, MA, 2017
--Staged Reading by
Malverne Community Theatre in Malverne, NY, 2018
--Produced by
Bergen Community College in Paramus, NJ, 2018
--Produced at the
Short & Sweet Dubai Festival in Dubai, UAE, 2019

Review by Playgoer of TheaterReview.com (2013)
Press Release by Sophia Lee of Sherman Oaks Patch (2014)
YouTube Video (2013)
A 10 Minute Play
Josh Vining in 'Fat Dick' by Daniel Guyton
Fat Dick: a 10 minute play by Daniel Guyton
Disturbia poster from Clayton State University