robin & me: My little spark of madness (play)
Dave’s got a lot on his mind. And the only person who can help him unpack it all is his imaginary friend and real life idol: Robin Williams.
Robin and Me: My Little Spark Of Madness is an autobiographical play that follows Dave Droxler as he becomes multiple characters and whimsically relives hilarious and difficult life moments, including the times when his father dropped the ball and Robin stepped in to get him through. But how long will it take before Dave learns how to do it without Robin's help?
Off-Broadway premiere for Abingdon Theatre Companies 30th season:
BEYOND tells the story of Marie, an elderly woman who befriends a mysterious Creature that suddenly arrives at her home. The Creature slowly brings forth lost memories of the relationship Marie had with her daughter. What she learns through these memories reveal a deeper truth. This story, told in nonlinear time, explores a mother/daughter relationship, as well as the many facets of how one's reality can be perceived… and what may actually lie beyond.
New Feathers developmental reading at Zlock Performing Arts Center in Bucks County
WALKEN ON SUNSHINE (play)
A farce about an anxiety-ridden filmmaker, Gavin, who in the heat of the moment, accidentally lies to investors about having Christopher Walken in his movie. Gavin and his filmmaking gang end up in outrageous situations to find Walken before before getting caught in a lie. Along the way Gavin learns about love, family and finding the "Walken" inside of him... and inside all of us.
World Premiere FringeNYC 2016
**Winner of TheaterMania Audience Favorite Award
**FringeNYC Overall Excellence Award for Acting
The life and times of legendary screen comic, Buster Keaton, is dissected and displayed on the stage through physical humor, film sequences, vaudeville tricks, puppetry, a plethora of character changes, and maybe a pratfall here and there!
This full length play was co-written with Shane Portman over the past few years of research and writing. Currently, it is being shopped around to different Off-Broadway theaters.
SILENT CITY (Short Film)
Silent City is a modern day silent film that weaves together a series of vignettes depicting life in New York City. Illustrating change in society since the original silent film era, as well as the diversity of the Big Apple.
Silent City (which was also directed by Droxler) made its festival debut in November 2010 at the Three Rivers Film Festival in Pittsburgh, Pa. It is still being submitted through the festival circuit.
1 man, 4 characters, and 87 props is all you need to tell the story of how four generations of a family can affect each other without even knowing it. It's a play seen through the eyes of a clown.
Elements of this one-man clown show was originally toyed around with during a 2005 run in Philadelphia at the Shubin Theater. It was finally developed into a 65 minute show at NYC's Westend Theater through Prospect Theater Company's Dark Night series in 2007.
THE ANIMAL CLUB (Sketch Comedy Group)
"The Animal Club Sketch Comedy Group is like a live cartoon for adults! Pretend the Muppets rode high speed Teacups at Disneyland with Charlie Chaplin, Kids in the Hall, Upright Citizens Brigade, and Monty Python, and everyone vomited all over each other. The Animal Club is that beautiful, colorful, funny spew."
-Pgh Cultural Trust Website
Droxler was one of 10 original writer/performers for this sketch comedy group of college friends that ultimately based themselves out of Chicago. Their shows toured around the country and even received awards from Second City.
THE REST STOP (One Act Play)
What if Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, Fatty Arbuckle, and Mabel Normand could come together again for one brief time to make us laugh? The Rest Stop is a one act comedy that recreates the world of a silent film but for the stage. The audience is thrust into this black and white world to experience their brilliance... while ducking from custard pies.
Droxler wrote and directed this ensemble one act at the Pittsburgh Playhouse as part of The Raymond Laine Memorial One Act Festival in 2001. It garnered high praise and awards.