April 18, 2009 - The Black Box Theatre in Santa Monica, CA
J.D is an amnesiac who has reason to believe that he was once the masked villain known as Mastermind. Now, Mastermind's last plot has been triggered. A bomb will go off somewhere in the city, unless he and his girlfriend, reporter Liz Lassiter can recover the memories and, possibly, bring Mastermind back to life.
J.Claude Deering (Entourage, Criminal Minds)
Michael Patrick Sullivan
a twisty "am-I-a-supervillain?" story and rapid-fire dialogue that
plays like a strange, cool marriage between Joss Whedon and Aaron
Sorkin , Sullivan's play is equal parts tense and funny, with wit and
creativity to spare."
play was funny, tragic and beautiful. I didn't look at my watch at all.
Actually I don't have a watch but if I did I wouldn't have looked at
Produced in partnership with Battlecry Productions.
July 10-12, 17-19, 2009 - The Eclectic Company Theatre in North Hollywood, CA
Brad Wilcox (Two Gentlemen of Verona, I Love You, Man)
Susan Lee (Weight of the Word, Cinderella Drives A Pick-up)
is the kind of play that makes you wonder why you don’t go see plays
more often. It’s so good, you wish you could watch it again immediately
afterwards, but you can’t, because you are sitting in a theater, and
the actors don’t respond well to having you ask them to do it again or
back up and do this bit a second time.
play owned me from the first moment to the last. Sullivan manages to
weave a story full of surprises, fun and mystery while never losing
sight of his two characters and their relationship. The script is
masterfully executed and director Susan Lee brings out its best
has an intriguing premise....and it offers Wilcox a chance to display
his versatility by playing both JD and Mastermind. Director–designer
Lee provides him with a wonderfully bizarre costume for the latter role
Produced by Rebecca Bonebrake/Eclectic Company Theatre
The Short-ish Film
A guerilla production shot throughout the Burbank, CA area. It is the evolution of the Eclectic production, featuring the same cast and director. It is currently doing the festival thing. A wider release is inevitable.
Brad Wilcox (I Love You, Man, The Jamb,)
Susan Lee (Gross Indecency, The Jamb)
August 15, 2014 - WorldCon in London, England
This production was staged as part of the 72nd World Science Fiction Convention in London in 2014. Lighting design by Claire Childs. This marks Mastermind's first production outside the United States.
Rhys Lawton (Two Dozen Red Roses, Present Laughter)
Piers Beckley (Politics, The Just So Stories)