WHAT LIVES IN THE WOODS by Tyler Kosmak
Sunday, October 30th at 6:30pm
Austin Playwrights Studio
5555 N. Lamar, Bldg. K, Ste. 125*
A father takes his son deep into the woods to teach him how to hunt but all Arnold wants to do is read. Every Animal has an Other name, at least that’s how the story goes. Arnold would lose himself in fables if Dad would stop trying to shoot the Animals in them. The forest is full of lessons to live by but which can be trusted? As Arnold searches for a way to save the Animals and find a happy ending the stars grow dim and the forest grows dark – something lurks in the woods and it is hungry.
Inspired by and adapted from Aesop’s Fables, WHAT LIVES IN THE WOODS explores the choices made when growing up, the long memory of stories, and the lessons parents give to their children.
Tyler Kosmak has had several one act plays staged at UT while he was a student there (earning an oh so useful bachelor’s degree in Playwriting) including Falling Snow an adaptation of the classic tale of Snow White and Waking Up which put a twist on the Hard-Boiled/Noir genre.
Tyler hopes to take the things learned in this reading and put them toward a full production of WHAT LIVES IN THE WOODS in the very near future.
*Austin Playwrights Studio (aka Warren’s place) is in the office park behind Half-Price Books on North Lamar, 5555 N. Lamar, Bldg. K, Ste. 125. The best place to enter is from the back side of the Half Price Books complex. Go south on Guadalupe from Koenig and take the 4th driveway on your right. There’ll be a building with a red awning on your left that says 5426 on it. Continue on and look for Bldg. K on the right. The door to the space says Suites K 123-126, so you won’t see the actual suite number from the parking lot. If you have trouble, call Christi at 512-589-4055.