Please join Synkroniciti in welcoming back playwright Peter Dakutis with a one-minute play, “Action Figures.” Humanity’s correlation of courage with masculinity and nurture with femininity is perhaps one of our most damaging constructs, polarizing people and creating unsustainable personas. Some of us are blessed with superhero moms (or dads) that help us deal with the dysfunctionality of society and Peter captures that deftly with great humor. It’s absolutely amazing what he can do with a single page of text. One of two mentions of “Batman” in the “Empowered” issue. Synchronicity!
Peter Dakutis (he/him) lives in the Atlanta metro area and gets busy with his muse through playwriting. In addition to numerous local productions, his work has appeared around the US and in England and Canada. His play “Offboarding” was chosen for the Smith & Kraus Best Ten-Minute Plays 2022 Anthology. “A Sign Is a Sign” was published in Go Play Outside (Applause Books), and “Very Common Remedies” appeared in Hello Godot! (Volume 2), an anthology from Fresh Words-An International Literary Magazine.
His work has also been published in Synkroniciti, Lucky Jefferson, CAW Anthology, and Off the Rocks: An Anthology of GLBT Writing. Peter is a member of the Board of Directors for Merely Players Presents.
Check out Peter’s impressive catalog of plays at New Play Exchange.
For the month of September, you can read Peter’s wonderful play, Transcodicil, a comedy about a transgender couple dealing with family prejudice in the American South after the death of a loved one, from our “Transcend” issue. Click here for free access.
You can purchase the entire issue here: https://synkroniciti.com/the-magazine/purchase-individual-issues/. Look for Karen Boissonneault-Gauthier’s “Stars” (the spacemen) on the cover.