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"Funnier than a raccoon trying to wash a soda cracker." --The Austin Chronicle
Ruby runs a small-town gun company that aims to protect women by helping them protect themselves. With products like The Bridesmaid, The Babysitter and The Mallwalker, each of the company's guns is named after a woman who used a gun and saved a life--more often than not, her own. So when Shirley, the secretary at the local high school confronts a threat in her office with six bullets, Ruby responds by naming her latest gun after the reluctant hero: The Secretary. But as production begins on The Secretary, guns start going off all around town—and no one’s pulling the trigger. The Secretary is an offbeat, absurdist comedy about safety, survival, and guns in a world that’s up in arms.
Houston’s Wordsmyth Theater Company produced a reading of The Secretary in the spring of 2018.
Kyle John Schmidt is a writer from Montezuma, Iowa. His plays have been produced by Actors Theatre of Louisville (Take 10 Apprentice Showcase and the Humana Festival), Theatre En Bloc, Crashbox Theatre, the Kid Magicians, Play-in-a-Bar, the Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival, University of Texas New Theatre, and the David Mark Cohen New Works Festival. His full-length plays have been read and developed at Nashville Repertory Theatre, Seven Devils Playwriting Conference, Capital Stage, Stage West, Wordsmyth, and Hyde Park Theatre, and have been finalists for the Humana Festival, PlayPenn, the Lark’s Playwrights’ Week, and runner-up for the Princess Grace Playwriting Fellowship. Furthermore, Kyle is a winner of the Heideman Award and the Coe Playwriting Competition, as well as a former member of the Ingram New Play Lab. He received his MFA from the Michener Center for Writers.
Children under the age of 5 are not allowed in the theater.