Phil Darg
Maple Grove, MN
Playwright, Composer, Librettist, Lyricist

Phil Darg is the author of more than two dozen plays and musicals, the composer/producer of more than 300 musical works (some broadcast on MTV and The History Channel), and has performed as a guest artist at 54 Below in New York City. His dramatic works include: Sasquatched! The Musical (NYMF 2013 Next Link selection; published by and nominated for 6 Minneapolis BroadwayWorld awards); The Pound: A Musical for the Dogs (co-authored with Julie Ana Rayne; nominated for 5 Minneapolis BroadwayWorld awards; 2017 Theatre Now New York Sound Bites 4.0 selection); 'Til Death (Darkhorse Dramatists, NY); The Interrogation (Chagrin Valley Little Theatre, Ohio); Critical (Carrollwood Players, Tampa); We Need To Talk (Manhattan Repertory Theatre); Facility (2017 William Inge selection; Twin Cities Arts Reader "Best in Fringe" 2017); The Quick Start Guide to Booting Your Man-Bot (Old Library Theatre, Fair Lawn, NJ); Habeas Non Corpus (North Hennepin Community College); Dido: Queen of Carthage (staged reading at the Playwrights’ Center, Minneapolis, MN); Evolution (first place winner of the 2018 William Faulkner Literary Competition); Hyard Ed [musical] finalist for the B Street Theatre's New Comedies Festival (excerpt published in The Best Men's Monologues of 2019); Thespis (Lyndon Institute, VT), first place - Vermont Regional Drama Festival; Hero (Off-Broadway, Alternative Theater, New York); Severance (Scripps Ranch Theatre, San Diego, CA); #OregonTrail (Merely Players, Mankato, MN); A Little Empathy (Emerald Theatre Company, Memphis, TN). 


by Phil Darg

An elderly man suffering from dementia struggles to understand his situation and maintain a relationship with his daughter – even as he forgets how he ended up in a senior care memory facility.

Paul Brissett, Julie Ana Rayne, Nicole Korbisch, Tim Williams.


October 2021: Phil Darg's work Quarantined! Musical COVID-19 will be published by Flower Song Press.

July 2020: Phil Darg's musical Hijab at First Sight will be presented as a Staged Reading in New York City by the Alternative Theatre Company.

March 2020: Phil Darg's short comedy Confessions of a Successful Playwright will be produced by Theatre Three (Port Jefferson, NY) as part of their "Twenty-Third Annual Festival of One-Act Plays" in April-May 2020 [production later postponed due to the Coronavirus].

March 2020: Phil Darg's neo-classicial comedy Thespis was awarded third place in the 2019-2020 Tennessee Williams One-Act Play Contest.

February 2020: Phil Darg's short comedy Alexa, Fix My Relationship! will be produced by M. T. Pockets Theatre (Morgantown, WV) as part of their "One Act Festival of New Works" in late February 2020.