Phil Darg



Playwright, Composer, Librettist, Lyricist


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Phil Darg is the author of dozens of plays and musicals, the composer and producer of more than 300 musical works (some broadcast on MTV and The History Channel), and has performed as a guest artist at 54 Below in New York City.

Recently produced/published works include:

2023: Quarantined! Musical COVID-19 (Flower Song Press); Field of Screams monologue excerpt published in The Best Women's Monologues of 2023 (True Acting Institute/Smith & Kraus).

2022: The Diary of Anya Drozdova (finalist, 2022 Judith Royer Excellence in Playwriting Award; staged reading, Arts Fort Worth Original Works series, March 2022); Field of Screams (Stethoscope Stage, Fort Worth, TX); A Long Day's Journey Into Pop-Ups (Jakespeare Virtual Theatre Company); Confessions of a Successful Playwright (Theatre Three, Port Jefferson, NY); Drowning in Piles of Stuff (Minnesota Shorts; "Best of the Fest" Audience Choice Award); Socially Distant (staged reading, Theatre Southwest, Houston, TX); Thespis (finalist, Rising Sun Performance Company, New York, NY).

2021: Dido: Queen of Carthage (reading, Little Match Theatre, London, UK); Homo Erectus: Seminar on a Predatory Species (; The Ten Minutes After (Acting Naturally Theatre, Langehorne, PA); The Pound: A Musical for the Dogs (

2020: Hijab at First Sight (Staged Reading, The Alternative Theatre Company, New York); The ABC's of LGBT at the Rainbow Valley B 'n' B (Las Vegas Little Theatre, Winner of the 2020 New Works Competition; winner, The Robert J. Pickering Award for Playwriting Excellence; semi-finalist, International Thomas Wolfe Playwriting Competition); Thespis (finalist, third place, Tennessee Williams One-Act Play Contest; semi-finalist, Warner International Playwrights Festival 2020); Trajectory (Theatre Three, Port Jefferson, NY); Alexa, Fix My Relationship! (Cutler Bay Community Theatre, Cutler Bay, FL; M.T. Pockets Theatre, Morgantown, WV); Taxi Ride (Old Academy Players, Philadelphia, PA); The Web (Staged Reading, Unidentified Stages, South Orange, NJ); A Long Day's Journey Into Pop-Ups (Minnesota Shorts Play Festival).

2019: Hero* (Alternative Theatre Company, New York - "Altered Minds" Series); A Little Empathy (Emerald Theatre Company, Memphis, TN); #OregonTrail (Minnesota Shorts Play Festival); Hyard Ed [musical] finalist for the B Street Theatre's New Comedies Festival (Sacramento, CA) - monologue excerpt published in The Best Men's Monologues of 2019 (True Acting Institute/Smith & Kraus); Thespis (performed by the Lyndon Institute, first place at the Vermont Regional Drama Festival);  Dido: Queen of Carthage accepted for inclusion on 365 Women a Year: A Playwriting Project.

*Off-Broadway, AEA Equity production.

2018: The Quick Start Guide to Booting Your Man-Bot (Old Library Theatre, Fair Lawn, NJ); A Part of Me (co-author, Minnesota Fringe Festival); Habeas Non Corpus (North Hennepin Community College); Dido: Queen of Carthage (staged reading at the Playwrights' Center, Minneapolis, MN); Thespis (semi-finalist, Windsor Fringe/Kenneth Branagh Award for New Drama Writing); You're Lying (City Theatre of Independence, MO); Sit Down! (Theatre Evolve, Chicago); Evolution (first place winner of the 2018 William Faulkner Literary Competition; winner, Renegade N.O.W. Theatre Festival, Lansing, MI); Hyard Ed [musical] (staged reading, Chameleon Theatre Circle, Minneapolis, MN); An Honest Date (semi-finalist, Rover Dramawerks).

2017: 'Til Death (Darkhorse Dramatists, NY; Artists Exchange, Cranston, RI); The Interrogation (Chagrin Valley Little Theatre, Ohio); Critical (Carrollwood Players, Tampa); The Pound: A Musical for the Dogs (Sound Bites 4.0, Signature Theatre - Griffin Stage); We Need To Talk (Manhattan Repertory Theatre); Facility (2017 William Inge Theatre Festival selection; Twin Cities Arts Reader "Best in Fringe" 2017)

2015: The Pound: A Musical for the Dogs (co-authored with Julie Ana Rayne; nominated for 5 Minneapolis BroadwayWorld awards; 2016 Minnesota Fringe Festival; 2017 Theatre Now New York Sound Bites 4.0 selection)

2013: Sasquatched! The Musical (NYMF 2013 Next Link selection; Anna Sosenko Trust grant recipient, later published by and nominated for 6 Minneapolis BroadwayWorld awards in 2014)

* Photo Gallery of Recently-Produced Plays *

Some Recent Press:

Looking for Sasquatched! The Musical ?

In early 2012, Phil Darg created Sasquatched! The Musical which was selected for the New York Musical Theatre Festival's Next Link showcase in July 2013 (, and in 2014 was accepted for licensing in the catalog.

Sasquatched! The Musical has its own website at:

Looking for The Pound: A Musical for the Dogs ?

The Pound: A Musical for the Dogs has its own website at: