On the Head of a Pin

Frank Winters

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Three years ago, Sarah Kennedy thought she was hired as a translator for a corporate military prison in Baghdad, only to discover that she would be acting as an interrogator instead, retrieving information from prisoners of war — by any means necessary. Now, Lily Strauss, a disgraced reporter in the waning days of newspaper journalism, must uncover Sarah's story, cutting through webs of corporate lies and government deception until finally faced with the choice between her own journalistic ideals and the devastating consequences of telling the truth. A political thriller, ON THE HEAD OF A PIN is an exploration of who watches the watchers and what happens when they look away.

Production Info

Cast: 9 total (5 female, 4 male)
Full Length Drama (about 170 minutes)
Multiple Sets
Contemporary Costumes

Press Quotes

“Frank Winters is a promising playwright.” —Frank Scheck, New York Post

“Expert, thrilling, and surefooted as anything on stage in New York City this season! Vividly told, vividly acted, vividly directed — ON THE HEAD OF A PIN sweeps us away!” —Theaterscene.net

“Captivating — this is a play to place on your ‘must see’ list!” —Theatre Reviews Limited

“A fast-paced, straight-on, suspenseful script — these ‘strange men’ definitely promise a broad appeal to theatre audiences!” —Galo Magazine

About the Author


  • Frank Winters

    Frank Winters is a writer, director, and actor. His written works include HOME MOVIES, ON THE HEAD OF A PIN, and STUDENT BODY. He was the 2014 recipient of the Clifford Odets Ensemble New Play Commission through the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute. He is a graduate of the SUNY Purchase Acting Conservatory and a Co-Artistic Director of Strangemen & Company.

About the Book

Book Information

Publisher BPPI
Publication Date 2/20/2019
Pages 130
ISBN 9780881458220

Special Notes

Special Notes

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The following must appear within all programs distributed in connection with performances of the Play:
On the Head of a Pin is produced
by special arrangement with Broadway Play Publishing Inc, NYC


Upcoming and Recent Productions


10/24/2019 – 10/27/2019
Manhattanville College
Purchase, NY