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James Rickard


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James Rickard is an author, illustrator, playwright, and teacher. He grew up near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Being noted as gifted in art, he took private art lessons and all available art classes in school. It was not until college where James majored in art education that he realized another passion: writing. Although two novels and a children's book are in the works, Mr. Rickard has written the one-act play,Piaget's Revenge, which was written and performed in July of 2006 and a two-act playSomething Mutant, which is published by Playscripts, Inc. The plays Mr. Rickard writes use dry humor and have subtle hints into dark comedy. Mr. Rickard was an elementary and middle school art teacher in Culpeper, Virginia before moving to Maryland where he currently is a high school art teacher in Gaithersburg.

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Something Mutant

Something Mutant

Humans and mutants are at war, and in the suburbs of New York City, young Sarah Shriek discovers a dormant mutant power within herself. After a fight with her mother, Sarah and her brother Donovan run away from home to find refuge with Uncle Toothbrush and a band of other crime-fighting mutants. Meanwhile, the scheming Dr. Invisible and his team of corrupt mutants begin stealing millions from important New York City banks. Will Sarah be able to harness her power in time to stop the villains and prove that not all mutants are evil? A hilarious parody of the X-Men series.


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60-75 min Comedy

Male:  10            Female:  8            Other:  10 males, 8 females, 7 either (20-25 actors possible: 10-17 males, 8-15 females)

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