Art by Mark Krause

Caption Contest: Backstage Tech Edition

Play this month’s caption contest and you might win a copy of ‘Father Comes Home From The Wars (Parts 1, 2 & 3)’ by Suzan-Lori Parks!

Every month, American Theatre wants YOUR input. We post up a new cartoon and you, readers, are invited to write a caption to it. This month’s cartoon is below:


This month’s winner will receive a copy of Suzan-Lori Parks 2015 Pulitzer-finalist play Father Comes Home From The Wars (Parts 1, 2 & 3), published by TCG books.

Winner and finalists will be notified by e-mail. To enter the contest,  leave your captions in the comments below.*

Art by Mark Krause
Art by Mark Krause

The contest will close on Friday, June 19 at 5 pm EST.

*Please note, you can use a number of social media accounts to log in and comment. But please remember that whichever social media account you decide to use should have a working e-mail address attached to it. We don’t want you to miss out on your free book!

*In a modification to an earlier rule about only being able to win the contest once ever (a bit harsh, perhaps), you cannot win two consecutive contests, but you can keep competing after that. 

Last month’s winner and finalists:

Art by Mark Krause
Art by Mark Krause


“Can we pause it? I need an intermission.” —Dale Stout


“When did reality tv become so retro?” —Shan Jensen

“They couldn’t put their finger on why, but for some reason Kevin and Kelly felt that television shows were starting to seem a bit too staged.” —
Clarissa Feldt

  • Raphaelle

    “What do you mean I always look down on you ?”

  • Peter J

    “Good evening, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to tonight’s performance. As you can see, everything is perfect right now, but the actors will soon ruin all that. Thank you.”

  • Patrick Walsh

    Pay no attention to the person behind the curtain. Although they make the entire process work, they prefer to remain anonymous.

  • Craig Willis

    Note to self, when the first act is 90 minutes, bring a stadium-pal to your catwalk post.

  • RandomNan

    I’m still not quite sure what I’m supposed to be doing up here.

  • Michael McShane

    Can you believe I’m standing on a platform without a railing? I know, I gotta talk to my union rep.

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