The Great Filter

Frank Winters
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An existential thriller in one act, THE GREAT FILTER is an exploration of everything that could possibly go wrong on the way to a bright new something — and why it’s probably a good idea to try getting there anyway.

Production Info

Cast: 2 total (2 male, or 2 female, flexible casting)
Full Length Drama (about 90 minutes)
Minimal Set Requirements
Contemporary Costumes

Press Quotes

“[THE GREAT FILTER] elicits a frisson of delight for audiences drawn to the tiny intersection of the Venn diagram of theater and science fiction.” —Elisabeth Vincentelli, The New York Times

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 12/1/2021
Pages 64
ISBN 9780881459173

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 world premiere of THE GREAT FILTER was produced by
Scrap Paper Pictures and Looks Like A Great Time in 2021.

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

Production Video

Production Video

THE GREAT FILTER at the Wild Project in New York City in 2021.