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Book, Music, & Lyrics
by Erin Quinlan


How To Draw Frankenstein


With the help of his best, and imaginary friend, Frank, a young boy finds comfort and strength through art as he deals with his father's loss.


Cast Size

4 (2m, 2f)


10 Min.


Present, Mike's House.



Childhood, imaginary friends, grief, loss, sibling bonds

Target Audience

Teens, Adults, Any Age


Musical Theatre



Additional Resources




Casting Information

MIKE* - six-year-old male, in his own little world

FRANK - ageless male imaginary friend, green with a voice like Cookie Monster

ERIN* - nine-year-old female, insufferable know-it-all big sister

MOM - mid-thirties female, a concerned mother, non-singing

*Children need not be played by actual children


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Casting & Songs


Production History

Part of Theatre Now's Festival of 10-Minute Musicals, SOUND BITES X in 2023. 

Production History
Author's Bios

Author Bios

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Erin Murray Quinlan - (Book, Music & Lyrics) Erin Murray Quinlan is a playwright, lyricist, and composer who has had work produced all over the US and UK. Quinlan is best known for her five-star award-nominated show, Brain Hemingway, which premiered at Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2022 and continued on to London and NYC Off-Broadway venues. Other work includes God Save Queen Pam (Off-Broadway, 2018), her contribution to the album The MS Songbook, ‘How Can I Tell You’, with lyrics co-written by Rory Sherman. EMQ studied composition and creative writing at Berklee College of Music, playwriting at the University of Oxford, and composition with professors from Juilliard at the EAMA Nadia Boulanger Institute at the Schola Cantorum in Paris. She is also an alumna composer/lyricist of the Tony Award-winning BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theater Advanced Workshop in NYC, and a protege of accomplished UK-based musical theater writer and director Paul Boyd. She is inclued in Scott Pfitzinger's Composer Genealogies: A Compendium of Composers, Their Teachers, and Their Students. She is on the selection committee at NYC's the Players Theatre Off-Broadway, and is a very proud member of the Dramatist Guild. She also writes for FringeReview as a theatre critic and interviewer. Erin is passionate about bringing music lessons to underserved communities and has certifications in Makaton and music/sound therapy. She is an amateur beekeeper, American Civil War buff, and as of 2023 a low-ranking karate student. You can find out more at

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