David L. Caruso
Minneapolis, MN

David L. Caruso is a playwright and dramaturg. Past dramaturgy credits include FIRST LOVE (Cherry Lane Theatre, NY) and SUMMERTIME (Wesleyan University, CT), each written by Charles L. Mee and directed by Kim Weild. He has held literary internships at the Children’s Theatre Company (Minneapolis) and Interact Theatre (Philadelphia), and is an alum of the PowerHouse Theater Training Program at Vassar College. His play BILL & STEPHANIE was awarded High Honors by the Wesleyan University Department of English. His essay “Attending to (Our) Ghosts: Minefield by Lola Arias” was published on the South Wall, the Walker Art Center’s performing arts reader. He was an inaugural resident of the Makers Lab @ TBK in Fairbanks, Alaska in 2018. He is a graduate of Wesleyan University, and currently lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.


by David L. Caruso

It’s four in the morning,
And what was a cool, crisp evening became a rainy night
Hours ago. 

Nate and Clara are married, 
Daphne and Winter are dating, 
Stephen is alone. 
They all hang out 
Until sunrise
In the aftermath of Bill & Stephanie's wedding. 

Over the course of the night, 
They discuss
Marriage weather Brooklyn monogamy art fucking cliff jumping
Stephen lets the rest in on the time he ran away,
And everyone drinks.

2 men, 2 women, 1 woman/gender nonconforming person.
by David L. Caruso

A 45-minute piece inspired by George Bernard Shaw's Saint Joan, concieved and directed by Sofie Somoroff at Wesleyan University April 2016. The play includes short scenes from Joan's life, interpsperced with monolauges about the legend she became after she died.