Never Whistle While You're Pissing

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A YOUNG MAN returns to the United States after several months abroad. Detained at customs for a suspicious text he has in his backpack, he finds himself thrust into a Kafka-esque landscape where his immigrant father is accused of crimes he never committed. A tragic-comic tale of the American Dream gone awry. 

  • 3 Men, 4 Women or 4 Men, 3 Women


World Premiere - The Group Theatre, Seattle, 1998 

Workshops & Readings - Lincoln Center Directors Lab, 1997; South Coast Rep. Hispanic Playwrights Project, 1995; Mondays at Three New York Theatre Workshop, 1993


National Latino Playwriting Award, Arizona Theatre Company, 1996


"This intriguing play is a blend of jigsaw-puzzle mystery, surreal comedy, family drama and memory play." - Janet I-Chin Tu, The Seattle Times

"Characters come into focus. A story emerges. Dismay and compassion edge out nervous chuckles." - Seattle Post

To request a copy please contact Carlos Murillo's agent, Antje Oegel at AOI International.