Gwydion vs. Gwydion

This fall, Theater Alliance will produce the world premiere of Reals, DC-based playwright Gwydion Suilebhan’s dark comedy about real-life superheroes.  Suilebhan is a prolific writer who wears many hats: playwright, DC representative to the Dramatists Guild, resident playwright for Taffety Punk, lecturer, blogger, and poet, just to name a few.  We thought it might be fun to see two of these dual Gwydions interview one another:

Gwydion Suilebhan

Gwydion Suilebhan, DC Representative, Dramatists Guild: You know this is weird, right? Me interviewing myself?

Gwydion Suilebhan, Playwright: Get over it. I’m your secret identity. You wrote a play about real-life superheroes. It works.

Gwydion Suilebhan, DG: Speaking of that…why real-life superheroes?

Gwydion Suilebhan, PW: Because it’s a totally theatrical subject! Costumes, masks, adventure, conflict, hidden agendas, good vs. evil.

Gwydion Suilebhan, DG: We have them here in DC, too, right?

Gwydion Suilebhan, PW: Yup. The Guardian, Captain Prospect, the Super Squad, and a guy out in Montgomery County who dresses up like Batman.

Gwydion Suilebhan, DG: Are any of them playwrights? You know, like Superman’s really a reporter?

Gwydion Suilebhan, PW: No comment.

Gwydion Suilebhan, DG: Come on.

Gwydion Suilebhan, PW: All of the playwrights in DC are heroic, if you ask me. They have storytelling superpowers. They might not keep the city safe, but they sure do keep it entertained and enriched!

Gwydion Suilebhan, DG: You’re corny, you know?

Gwydion Suilebhan, PW: This whole idea is corny. I have no idea why you insisted we do it!

Jon Hudson Odom, Brynn Tucker, Andres C. Talero, Blair Bowers

Reals runs at the H Street Playhouse from August 25 – September 16, 2012.  Ticket prices run from $10 – $35 and are available at