by Kevin Thomas Whitby, T. James Belich, and Corey Mills
As three writers struggle towards collaboration all of their worst ideas begin to spring to life on the empty stage. Beginning with the sudden appearance of the demanding audience the authors are thrust into the middle of their own unfinished works. Ernie finds himself hunted by Nick Nitro, action hero, who takes Ernie for his arch-nemesis, while James throws himself a little too deeply into the part of hard-boiled private eye Danny Stone and his relationship with the seductive Natasha. Meanwhile Milton struggles with his own internal demons as his character Elliot demands a reason for the crippling disability Milton has written into him. Dissatisfied with Milton's highbrow rationales for his suffering, Elliot begins to weave the stories together in an effort to control his own, and the three writers find their lives hijacked by the hilarious nightmares of their own imaginations.
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Masterminds was first performed by SPARK theater + dance in Minneapolis, Minnesota April 12th - May 6th, 2007. It was directed by Corey Mills with the following cast:
|MILTON||Kevin Thomas Whitby|
|ERNIE||T. James Belich|
|NICK NITRO||Doug Aamoth|