Full-length comedy
2 women, 2 men


This darkly comic love story follows two people trying to stay together, despite the insanity of the world around them — the story of a man afraid of everything, and a woman afraid of nothing other than losing her husband.

A fresh, new play with a surprising surreal style, Constant State of Panic takes a twisted look at how a couple survives in a modern society thriving on fear.  Lines between reality and fantasy become blurred as we journey through the looking glass of our modern NSA-era Wonderland.

Read the first act of Constant State of Panic.

Production History


Casting and Production Requirements

Time: The Bush Years (or the very near future)

Place: America

Setting: The Tamzah house. (Unit set.)

Character Descriptions: (2 women, 2 men)

  • Dave Tamzah: a white guy in his 30s/40s. Afraid of everything.
  • Sonia Tamzah: married to Dave. A black woman in her 30s/40s.
  • Jim Willoughby: white man, 30-60s, various roles. An agent of the government.
  • Jenny Masterson: white woman, 20s-40s. Various roles. A TV reporter.
  • Martha: offstage Bible lady, played by same actress as Jenny.