Where's Julie?
WHERE'S JULIE? - 5M,4F. Full length (90 min), 15-year old Julie runs away from home to escape
her abusive father, her delusional mother, and her autistic younger brother, only to find
herself "knocked up" by her drug dealing boyfriend, harassed by her selfish older sister, and
shunned by her Born-Again Christian friend. But, when she contemplates abortion, that's
when the play gets really funny. Mature audiences only.

*Winner of the Kennedy Center/ACTF Region II Playwriting Award in 2001*
*Published in
Best Student One Acts Volume 7 by Dramatic Publishing Company in 2002*
*Winner of the
Northwest Zone High School Drama Festival Best Production, Best Actress,
Best Supporting Actress, and Best Sound Awards in 2008*

"WHERE'S JULIE?, a play written by Kennedy Center short-play award winner Daniel Guyton,
takes audiences on a journey through the lives and living room of an exceptionally crazy American
family!... If you enjoy the humor of
South Park or Family Guy, you are sure to enjoy Guyton’s
dark comedies, of which this play is one of the best." (Kat Reynolds, Savannah College of Art &
Design, 2009)

"I'll never forget seeing
WHERE'S JULIE?... The Nintendo plugged into nothingness, the
audience, the involvement of the Stage Crew and their Romeo and Juliet, the Catholic guilt. It took
me back to being a kid in the 80s in a creepy, discomforting, and revelatory way." (Ryan Wilson,
University of Georgia, 2010)

"Having produced this show in Houston, I cannot recommend it higher.
in a world that is equal parts melodramatic, experimental, and grounded - a combination that
functions perfectly as the show progresses. Audiences have connected so well to the character of Jeff
(who brought me to tears), Mom (an at first seemingly 50s housewife who we learn is at the end of
her rope), Julie's friend the incredibly unhinged and hilariously pious Margaret, and the sweetly pot
headed Hector. In fact, Julie's problems seem increasingly (sic) every day as we progress further
into this world and find how everyone has their own struggles. I won't spoil the ending, but the twist
on reality truly is hilarious and well earned. We we were very fortunate to be able to share this in
Houston and hope it continues to travel the world." (Michael Weems, Cone Man Running
Productions, 2017)

"Expect a good laugh (and maybe a lesson) when the question WHERE'S JULIE? is answered at
the Dancing Goat Theatre... The play centers around Julie, a pregnant teenage runaway, and her
autistic brother and alcoholic father. And while it's funny, Guyton also hopes the audience will find
some poignant moments, as well." (Ann Marie Quill, The John's Creek Patch, 2012)

"Thank you so much for giving us the opportunity to produce WHERE'S JULIE? Our audiences
not only enjoyed it, but came repeatedly and brought people with them the second time around!
That is a testament to the wonderful world you created with these engaging characters and your
memorable style." (Christine Weems, Cone Man Running Productions, 2017)

"It's not called a melodrama for nothing; "WHERE'S JULIE?" is structured as a parody of the
typical after-school special, employing swelling musical cues and sappy dialogue spiced with
inventive profanity that serves to create a uniquely humorous view on what would normally be
taken as very serious issues. The said issues presented are never cheapened or devalued, and this is
where Guyton succeeds; under the language and off-color humor is a rich strain of meaningful
sentiment. He enables one to laugh at the situation without forgetting its possible real-life
repercussions, a key element required of successful black comedy. "WHERE'S JULIE?" is able to
pull the rug from under the feet of the audience and hit them with moments of staggering
sincerity; the confrontation between the father, Harold, and his autistic son, Jeffrey, is one of the
most powerful and heartbreaking moments I've ever seen on stage... I would recommend
"WHERE'S JULIE?"... to those searching for underrated quality comedies geared towards a more
mature audience. Guyton delivers." (Daniel Ferris, Mostly Harmless Productions, 2012)

"Sure, you could keep it simple. Your local high school is probably performing a nice, safe musical
you could see. Nick at Nite might have an episode of "Friends" you've seen only 499 times. Or you
could attend a scathing adult comedy, "WHERE'S JULIE?" by local playwright Daniel Guyton...
C'mon out and think a little!" (Jerry Jobe, The Dancing Goat Theatre, 2012)

"Daniel Guyton's WHERE'S JULIE? is not your standard dramatic fare. It quite literally explodes
the fourth wall, making the running crew an integral part of the onstage action and extending the
playing area into the audience. The comedy is often off-kilter, but it's mixed with a lot of heart.
The play quite simply defies categorization... It's the tie-up at the end of the show that is its most
successful part. The action moves into absurdity, with just enough chaos to heighten the resolution
that follows... The strange, quirky, foul-mouthed, sacrilegious text produced by Daniel Guyton hits
its high point at the end, leaving a nice aftertaste of raucous comedy as the audience applauds."
(www.TheaterReview.com, 2012)

"In the hilarious and thought-provoking play WHERE'S JULIE?, Daniel Guyton has captured
something special. At first blush, the crude humor and seemingly thin characters give us something
to laugh at—then the twist. The humor and facade are the characters' way of coping with the
impossibility of their everyday lives. As the characters struggle against seemingly impossible odds to
make sense of the crazy world they (we) live in, they become increasingly complex, eventually
smashing the fourth wall and forcing us to engage in the questions they are struggling with. This
meta-theatrical funhouse brings an absurdist twist to contemporary issues." (Tim Bohn, Arkansas
State University, 2017)

"WHERE'S JULIE? By Daniel Guyton is an interesting play... Throughout the play you see that
the imagined "4th wall" between the audience and the stage is being lowered, and, by the end, is
completely shattered... The actors were a breath of fresh air, and the set was very nice. The director,
Eileen Fulford, did an amazing job putting these actors together and making them understand
their goals." (www.TheatreReview.com, 2012)

"No smoke, [WHERE'S JULIE?] was the best play I've seen in awhile (similar in themes to
[AUGUST] OSAGE [COUNTY]). If people really pay attention, they're not uncomfortable because
of the language or characters' actions, it's because they RESEMBLE us all, those situations occur
everyday, everywhere. Breaking the fourth wall was an excellent mechanism to put an exclamation
point on that commonality of good, as well as bad... I have sympathy and see pathos in all of those
characters." (Brad Corbin, Dancing Goat Theatre, 2012)

"Dan Guyton masterfully presents some of our own darkest thoughts that we often cannot admit to
ourselves, and finds not just the hilarity in them, but the humanity. "WHERE'S JULIE?" is about
a young woman who finds herself pregnant at 15 with a shaky support system - her verbally abusive
father, her Pollyanna mother, her autistic brother, her jealous older sister, her drug-addicted
boyfriend, and her judgmental best friend. At the surface, it would seem there is no hope for Julie
and no hope for the child she might bear. But as the play progresses, we see that, flawed though
Julie's situation may be, the people around her truly do care for and love her. If you're looking for
a play outside the ordinary, you won't be disappointed with this one!" (Amy Tallmadge, Dancing
Goat Theatre, 2012)

"Great show - laughed the whole way through.... There was a good bit of subtle physical business
that played along with the dialog and kept the pace zipping. Congratulations to the Cast and Crew
for a Job well done." (Jeff Marshall, Circle Ensemble Theatre, 2012)

"May i just say that your play is brilliant. I find that it doesn't hide anything and shows everything
from everyone's point of view!" (Tiffany Charlton, actress, 2014)

"WHERE'S JULIE? is a dark, comedic, melodramatic ride through the life of Julie and her less
than typical family and friends... Daniel Guyton... has done a fantastic job of creating likeable
characters out of what may at first appear to be less than desirable stereotypes. WHERE'S JULIE?
may at times be offensive, crass, and in your face. But that’s the point. Sometimes life is exactly
that. If you only take one thing away from this performance, let it be this: sometimes life can be
downright miserable, but there’s always room for laughter if we don’t take ourselves too seriously...
If you like dark, offensive comedy (think South Park or Family Guy), with a good deal of wit and
character, then this is your kind of theater!" (Richard Sagendorf, Mostly Harmless, 2012)

"I just got a nomination for the Irene Ryan Scholarship and I absolutely love your Running Crew
monologue from WHERE'S JULIE? I was wondering if I could use it for my monologue for the
competition." (Jessica McMullen, actor, 2014)

--Staged Reading at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA, 2000
--Produced at the
Maureen Stapleton Theatre in Troy, NY, 2001
--Produced by
The Town & Gown Players in Athens, GA, 2003
--Produced by
The Author's Playhouse in Bayshore, NY, 2006
--Produced by
Prince Rupert Secondary School in British Columbia, Canada in 2008
--Produced at
The Spirit of the Mask Festival in Canada in 2008
--Published by
Lulu.com in 2009
--Produced by
Belton High School in Belton, MO in 2009
--Performed at the
Process Theatre's New Play Read-A-Thon in Atlanta, GA, 2010
--Produced by the
Dancing Goat Theatre in Johns Creek, GA, 2012
--Produced by
Mostly Harmless Productions in Albany, NY, 2012
--Staged Reading by
Ticket 2 Eternity Productions in Manhattan, NY, 2013
--Excerpt published in
52 Monologues for Grown-Ups (And College Kids), 2012
--Excerpt published in
Monologues From the Last Frontier Theatre Conference, 2013
--Excerpt published in
InterJACtions: Monologues from the Heart, Vol. III, JAC Publishing, 2014
--Translated and Published in Chinese by
Fiberead, 2016
--Excerpt published in
222 More Comedy Monologues by Smith & Kraus, 2016
--Produced by
Cone Man Running in Houston, TX, 2017
--Published by
Next Stage Press, 2018
--Excerpt Published in
Later Chapter: The Best Monologues and Scenes for Actors Over 50, 2018

PR for Cone Man Running Productions on Houston Press (2017)
Review on www.TheaterReview.com (2012)
Article by Anne Marie Quill of The John's Creek Patch (2012)
Review by Kat Reynolds of Savannah College of Art and Design (2009)