SPF 11: Balls
While getting ready for a college Halloween party, a young couple’s night takes a turn when Paul reveals to his girlfriend Kara that he has testicular cancer, and that he will have to have them removed. Despite the fact that they are far too young to deal with the questions that are posed to them (e.g. do they want to have kids, get married, what does it mean to be a man), they try to tackle these topics as they believe adults would… yet their immaturity humorously leads to fights, avoidance, discomfort, laughter, and the potential for their first heartbreak.
Balls has been workshopped and read at The New Group in NYC.
As an actor, Austin Cauldwell’s Off-Broadway credits include the world premiere’s of Sharr White’s THE TRUE (opposite Edie Falco) and Thomas Bradshaw’s INTIMACY. Other acting credits include Switched at Birth, The Affair, NCIS: New Orleans. As a playwright, his plays have been workshopped at The New Group in NYC.
Tim Van Patten is a television director, writer and producer. He is known for his work on HBO’s “Perry Mason” and “Boardwalk Empire” both as Executive Producer and Director. Van Patten helmed the “Games of Thrones” pilot and twenty episodes of “The Sopranos”. Along with his two Emmy wins, he has received many other honors during his career for his work on “Boardwalk Empire”, “The Pacific”, “Sex and the City”, “Rome” and “The Sopranos”, he received a Golden Globe, multiple DGA, WGA and PGA awards as well as an Edgar, Peabody and AFI honors. He also directed an episode for “Black Mirror” for which he got a BAFTA nomination for best single drama. Other credits include “Deadwood”, “The Wire”, “Homicide: Life on the Street” and “Into the West”, all of which earned him nominations or wins for various honors.