Paul Calandrino Playwright
stage lights


The delicious singing of the mother, or of the young wife at work, or of the girl sewing or washing,
   Each singing what belongs to him or her and to none else ...
   Singing with open mouths their strong melodious songs.

–Walt Whitman,
I Hear America Singing

Nobody WANTS to hear what you have to say so you better SAY IT LOUD. Scream it! Drown those other losers out!

–Snyder Brimley, Top Dog: How To Be The Best At What You Do

I Hear America Barking

Full-length play
3 men, 2 women, extras
2 Interior Sets,
Various Lighted Areas
Zany Comedy

What do you do when the sitcom you produce is canceled and replaced by the reality TV show "America's Worst Comb-Overs"? If you’re Z. Howard Brady, you move to Oregon to write a screenplay for an epic retelling of the Lewis & Clark adventure from a dog's point of view. But even the best laid plans can go awry, and when Brady encounters his new neighbors, the Doogles, his goal of getting back to the top are clearcut by the dueling chainsaws of small-town politics, forbidden romance, rodent rebellion, and house pet tragedy. A rollicking comedy, I HEAR AMERICA BARKING, draws inspiration from both the Journals of Lewis and Clark and the motivational book Top Dog: How To Be the Best at What You Do, which admonishes its readers to: Think outside your cage!

Paul Calandrino