DEATH OF A SNOWMAN
Type: Duet
Genre: Drama
Themes: Death, Seasonal
Duration: 10 minutes
Speaking Cast: 1 female, 1 male (2 total cast)
SYNOPSIS: A young girl and her snowman discuss the afterlife in this existential winter drama.
Moyers High School Drama Class
Moyers, OK
Eastlake High School
El Paso, TX
LAS COLINAS MIDDLE SCHOOL
CAMARILLO, CA
Evanston High School Speech and Debate
Evanston, WY
Lawrence High School
Lawrence, KS
Lloydminster Comprehensive High School
Lloydminster, AB, Canada
"Death of a Snowman by Daniel Guyton examines life, love and loss through a fanciful conversation between a young girl and the snowman she created in her backyard. Charlotte (the adorable Haley Pine) grieves the recent death of her mother and turns to her rather eloquent, if physically frosty, friend (charmingly played by Billy Flynn) for a frank and philosophical discussion of life's biggest questions. Guyton's piece suitably explores grief and remembrance by embracing optimism, adding a touch of humor, and championing the well-lived life. (Press Release, One Act Play Festival Artists' Exchange, Cranston, RI)"
"What if... a snowman could talk? DEATH OF A SNOWMAN is the story of a grieving little girl who has serious questions and no one to talk to, except her snowman. What follows is a poignant conversation she has with her older and wiser friend about humanity s biggest questions about death and the preciousness and purpose of life. (Press Release, The Fairfield Ledger, 2016)"
"Nor is ["A Very Phoenix Xmas"] all fluff. One short play has a little girl charmingly but profoundly discussing death and the afterlife with a compassionate snowman, for example. ("Death of a Snowman," by Daniel Guyton)."
By Hope Bough - Indy Theatre Habit, 2009
"I felt as if my face were leaking, I cried so much during this piece, but I just let the tears fall and wiped them away as needed. I never got around to voting online, but Guyton's Death of a Snowman is probably my favorite of all of the Phoenix Christmas pieces." (Hope Baugh, Indy Theatre Habit, 2010)

"What I love about it is that it transcends its visual gag and becomes a very moving and poignant piece about a child coping with death and ultimately about our purpose and the meaning of life. [Death of a Snowman] lifts our show to something beyond sight gags, puns and songs. That's why it's the second to the last play of the evening." (Bryan Fonseca, Artistic Director for The Phoenix Theatre, 2010)

"Daniel Guyton's [Death of a Snowman] presents a little girl in earnest dialogue with a huge snowman about death and the preciousness of life." (Jay Harvey, IndyStar.com)

Amanda Lynn Meyer - The Phoenix Theatre (IN), 2010
Jerry Jobe as Snowman, and Amanda Morris as Charlotte in Death of a Snowman at the Dancing Goat...
Amanda Lynn Meyer and Michael Shelton - The Phoenix Theatre (IN), 2010
The Barley Sheaf Players, Produced by the Barley Sheaf Players. Directed by Christine Fleming...
The Phoenix Theatre's 'A Very Phoenix Xmas 4' Festival, directed by Bryan Fonseca. Starring Amanda...
The Phoenix Theatre's 'A Very Phoenix Xmas 4' Festival, directed by Bryan Fonseca. Starring Amanda...
The Phoenix Theatre's 'A Very Phoenix Xmas 5' Festival, directed by Bryan Fonseca. Starring Claire...
The Phoenix Theatre's 'A Very Phoenix Xmas 5' Festival, directed by Bryan Fonseca. Starring Claire...
Jerry Jobe as Snowman, and Amanda Morris as Charlotte in Death of a Snowman at the Dancing Goat...
The Dancing Goat Theatre's Holiday Hootenanny. Directed by Margarita Moldovan, and starring Jerry...
Jerry Jobe as Snowman, and Amanda Morris as Charlotte in Death of a Snowman at the Dancing Goat...
Produced by the Barley Sheaf Players. Directed by Christine Fleming Robinson, and staring Grace P....
Produced by the Barley Sheaf Players. Directed by Christine Fleming Robinson, and staring Grace P....
Produced by the Barley Sheaf Players. Directed by Christine Fleming Robinson, and staring Grace P....
Produced by the Barley Sheaf Players. Directed by Christine Fleming Robinson, and staring Grace P....
Produced by the Barley Sheaf Players. Directed by Christine Fleming Robinson, and staring Grace P....
Produced by the Barley Sheaf Players. Directed by Christine Fleming Robinson, and staring Grace P....
Produced by the Barley Sheaf Players. Directed by Christine Fleming Robinson, and staring Grace P....
Produced by the Barley Sheaf Players. Directed by Christine Fleming Robinson, and staring Grace P....
Produced by the Black Box Theatre in Cranston, RI. Starring Hayley Pine and Billy Flynn.
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