Eat the Runt

Avery Crozier
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A satirical piece which turns its sharp eye on political correctness, office politics, sexual harassment, religious persuasions, and societal and cultural norms. The actors don’t know which role they’ll play until the audience decides for them at each performance. The actors forge their own unique interpretations in any one of the 40,320 possible casting combinations that could confront them, creating a unique and hilarious interpretation of the show every night.

Production Info

Cast: 8 total (4 female, 4 male, Flexible Casting)
Full Length Drama (about 100 minutes)
Minimal Set Requirements
Contemporary Costumes
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Press Quotes

“I saw EAT THE RUNT … I loved it … [a] remarkable, original comedy … scenes that are brilliant set pieces of — alternately — satire and comic flights of fancy … It’s surreal, it’s treacherous, and it’s sweet … Avery Crozier, the astonishing young playwright who created EAT THE RUNT, is toying with ideas of perception, political correctness, and societal and cultural norms throughout this play, and always on multiple levels … it’s smart, sassy, funny, and devastatingly original.” —Martin Denton,

“… clever comedy centered on a job applicant’s bizarre series of interviews at an art museum … the script contains … wit, intelligence, and twists …” —Robert Dominguez, Daily News

“… a clever and inventive script … a dazzling new work that captures the very essence of theater.” —Barbara & Scott Siegel,

About the Author


  • Avery Crozier

    Avery Crozier is the author of a one-act, THE RAT EXPLODES (The Complex, Los Angeles, 1995) and a monologue in ENDANGERED SPECIES (Interact Theatre Company, North Hollywood, 1996). EAT THE RUNT premiered Off-Broadway at the American Place Theatre in 2001 and has had a dozen productions around the country. Other plays include WALKING TO BUCHENWALD and PISHTACO.

About the Book

Book Information

Publisher BPPI
Publication Date 6/1/2007
Pages 80
ISBN 9780881453416

Special Notes

Special Notes

Licensees are required to include the original stage producers credits in the following form on the title page in all programs distributed in connection with performances of the Play and in all advertising in which the full cast appears in size of type not less than ten percent (10%) of the size of the title of the Play:
The following must appear within all programs distributed in connection with performances of the Play:
Eat the Runt is produced
by special arrangement with Broadway Play Publishing Inc, NYC

Production Notes

Production Notes

The author will allow the celebrity references in the script to be updated as desired.


Upcoming and Recent Productions


5/1/2021 – 5/16/2021
Left Edge Theatre
Santa Rosa, CA

1/8/2021 – 1/9/2021
St. Luke's School
New Canaan, CT

9/20/2019 – 10/5/2019
Acme Theater
Maynard, MA

9/7/2017 – 9/23/2017
Donna Scott Productions
Charlotte, NC