Purple-Eyed Teddy

Written by David Douglas


Hired to investigate the rumors of an illegal auction, private detective Max Callahan travels to a small city on the edge of a dark, magical forest, where he must unravel a web of lies — and spin a few of his own — to discover the truth behind an incident that has resulted in at least two murders. Inspired by the playwright's love of 1950's film noir, Purple-Eyed Teddy is a modern suspenseful drama, filled with twists, romance, and intrigue.


Reading performed by Upright Theatre Company



Playwright Interview



Playwright Bio

David Douglas is a playwright and the founder and Executive Director of Stage Writers- a Dallas-Fort Worth playwright organization. He is also a member of the Dramatists Guild and a past board member of the several writers organizations, including Writer Guild of Texas and WORD (Writers Organizations 'Round Dallas). With a penchant for combining romance and mystery, David often writes of central love stories affected (for better or worse) by murder, secrets, or past transgressions. Other frequent hallmarks include surprising twists, ambiguous supernatural component, and, drawing from his own experiences, a main character who uses a wheelchair. David's full-length plays include Railbird, which has received an online reading with Wild Imaginings (Waco). Additionally, his one-act and short plays have been been selected for multiple festivals, such as The Seven (FUSION Theatre- Albuquerque), First Impressions Festival (Imprint Theatreworks- Dallas), and the Dallas One-Minute Play Festival.