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The Adventures of Duck Man and Man Duck

By Max Berry

FROM THE ARTIST: "This is a pilot for an animation series I would love to make someday. It stemmed from a question I used to ask people, which was: 'would you rather fight a duck with the powers of a man or a man with the powers of a duck?' The whole show would center around Duck Man and Man Duck, a duck and an arrogant rich man who were fused together to form a duck man and a man duck by the evil Animal Masher. The series follows the two as they fight off a bunch of zany villains hoping to find the Animal Masher. As they go on, the pair become unlikely friends and learn a little bit about what makes us human and how we can all aspire to be better versions of ourselves."

ABOUT THE ARTIST: Max Berry is a playwright and screenwriter based in New York City. His most recent work includes his musical solo show, “Max’s House” that premiered at The Tank in fall 2022 and the staged reading of “Songs My Dad Sings Loudly in the Car” at Weathervane Playhouse in Newark, Ohio. Max is a proud resident artist with First Kiss Theatre Company for which he produced his interactive Zoom play “Same Time Next Year.” He also serves on the First Kiss admin team as the Director of Development and Creative Producer. Max is the creator and co-writer of the comedy webseries, “Hey, Professor!” that premiered on YouTube in the summer of 2021 and was an official selection for NYCWebfest 2021. Other pursuits include his work as a contributing writer of Encore Monthly Theatre Magazine, pole dancing, and teaching chess to 3-8 year olds. For more information go to or follow him on Instagram at @maximus_of_berry

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