Paul Hans Strebe
Hey, You
Minneapolis, MN
Playwright, lyricist, composer, serious artist (I'm not smiling, am I?), handyman.
Biography

MFA, Bullshitting, Minnesota School of Bartending

Successes: Let's just say I've had several. I've had several. OK? I don't want to brag.

Agent Information

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Plays

by Paul Strebe

A product developer struggles with the unintended consequences of trying to make his product appealing to customers.

Cast:
MARTIN: Inventor. Male, 20s-40s, any race, smart, serious, awkward. RITA: Data vendor. Female, 20s-40s, any race, smart, funny. SUAVO: Robot, male, 20s-40s, any race, looks and acts mostly human, but language is subtly mechanical. HERBERT: Investor, any race, male, 50-60s, impatient, gruff.
by Paul Strebe

Satirical adaptation of Arthur Miller's classic. Fantastic story of a very, very rich and successful businessman who fought off the losers who tried to crush his family’s dreams. Very inspiring, believe me.

Cast:
DONALD (as Willy): Amazing, tremendous, 45th President of the United States, the likes of which we’ve never seen. Won popular vote. Many people are saying this. IVANKA (as Linda): Terrific, smart daughter of president. Has the best body. DON JR. (as Biff): Phenomenal first son of the president. Very, very tough. ERIC TRUMP (as Happy): A good kid, but a not-smart guy. Sad. REX TILLERSON (as Charley): The president’s Secretary of State. Huge brain.

A small business woman struggles with how to address a lucrative opportunity that falls right into her lap.

Cast:
CLAIRE: Owner of Handibot Services, female, 40s, any race, no-nonsense. JACK: Worker, male, 20s-30s, any race, does his best to avoid any real work. HANDIBOT: Robot, male, 20s-30s, any race, looks mostly human, but a bit too perfect. MARGARET: Customer, female, 50s, any race. CALLERS #1-4: Various female voices played offstage.
by Paul Strebe

A beloved hooch house on Minneapolis’s skidrow struggles to remain in business in the face of building code violations and financial shortfalls in this 1890s musical with songs adapted from The Replacements.

Cast:
SALLY: Wife of Otto. Even-tempered, stoic, good heart, respected by all. MARTHA: Rough, backwoods woman. Loud, blunt. Dresses like a man. GARY: A regular. Overly dramatic, humorless and kind of dumb. NELS: A drinker. Shy, scandinavian immigrant with slight accent. OTTO: Saloon owner. Nice guy, but not good in business. JOHNNY*: Guitar player #1. Usually drunk. MR. SCHINKEN*: Banker. German immigrant with accent. Exacting but kind. JUNIOR**: Guitar player #2. Usually drunk. DETECTIVE D’Egout**: Minneapolis inspector with French-Canadian accent.
by Paul Strebe

In this 90s-era musical, Wade and his friends take a twisted cinematic trip in search of answers. But the truth is more than any of them dreamed.

Cast:
WADE: 20s. Uncomplicated small town guy who takes the path of least resistance. Mildly depressive. Good heart. JODI: 20s. Wade’s girlfriend. From modest background, but with large ambitions. Smart and blunt. DALE: Mid-to-late 20s. Wade’s friend and coworker. Older, quieter and wiser than Wade. Comfortable in his own skin. TREVOR: 20s. Jodi’s friend from community college. Charming, but a bit narcissistic.
by Paul Strebe
Cast:
PHIL: 40-something divorced father of two. Loyal corporate drone in finance. A nice guy who's been finishing last a lot lately. MILDRED: (Voice on phone.) PHIL's ex-wife. Uptight and unfunny. MIKE: PHIL's coworker. Alpha male sales guy. Charming in abrasive way. Never married, no kids. Early 40s. BARB: PHIL’s coworker. Late 50s. Twice-divorced. Past her prime, but still rocking it. KRISTIN: Divorced mom. Professional, but with wild streak. SERVER: Male. Glum and grouchy.
by Paul Hans Strebe

Ten years after George Bailey’s life was saved by his guardian angel, we find things in Bedford Falls in a tailspin: George’s wife, Mary, is found violated and strangled in the family home while the building and loan is once again under audit for irregular financial dealings. At the same time, the local pharmacist is also found murdered. Could it be the work of a random serial killer or is it someone closer to home?

Cast:
GEORGE BAILEY: Local hero and owner of building and loan. UNCLE BILLY: George’s fumbling uncle and accountant at building and loan. ZUZU BAILEY: George and Mary’s sassy youngest child. Now 13 years old. BERT: Tough-talking, dim-witted investigator. JENSEN: Even-tempered, insightful female investigator. SAGEN: Lieutenant -- Bert and Jensen’s supervisor MEDICAL EXAMINER: No-nonsense NICK: Bartender SAM WAINWRIGHT: Drug and prostitution kingpin
by Paul Hans Strebe

A failed musician and small business owner leaves his estranged wife and moves with his son to start a new life in his great grandfather’s hometown, only to discover disturbing clues that expose dark truths about how his family had prospered and why they were driven from town.

Cast:
Henry Lakso: 50-something. A man weighed down by the shame of his inability to satisfy any of the people close to him throughout his life. Is a “toe walker” and wears a fanny pack in front. Average looking. Doesn’t always pick up on social cues. Slouches due to a lifetime of failure and shame. Mika Lakso: Henry only child. 14 years old. Neurotic with temper due partly to his age and partly his genetics. Estelle: 60-something. Long time Anola resident. Smart, professional and focused. Wendel: Henry’s neighbor. A local oddball who attaches himself to Joe because he himself is also an outsider in many ways. Melody: Wendell’s daughter. Attractive, fair, gentle.