In the kingdom of competitive air guitar, it’s shred or be shredded. Is it performance art? Is it juvenile fantasy? Is it so uncool that it comes 360-degrees back around to cool? And who is gonna win the National Championship?
Set in 2015 Los Angeles AND 1801 England, two families of women pursue the ultimate goals they believe will save them: a reality show, and an advantageous marriage. Is it possible to achieve both autonomy and love? Who released the sex tape, and who put the parson’s daughter ‘in the family way’? A play about the price of choice, and the particular evolution of a particular kind of woman.
Bohdi is a hypnotherapist. Jevne is a YouTube artist. Ollie sells haunted dolls online. Cath just left her job to move to Oregon with her new boyfriend. And they are all building a house together in the back yard. In a world where bigger is always better, can tiny really equal happy? Or is this a recipe for disaster? A comedy about what happens when the world shrinks.
When an Amish couple’s two sons are killed in a car accident, the family struggles to maintain their faith and cling to their way of life. In an act of unfathomable forgiveness, they take in Eric, the wayward young driver of the car. But Eric’s mistake cracks open the family’s dark history, and brings back their eldest daughter, excommunicated five years earlier.
“She’s standing in a prison jumpsuit, armed with a lit cigarette and a practiced sneer, looking as proud and single minded as Antigone outside the gates of Thebes. DEVOUR is a fantastic play, worthy of a place on the shelf next to “Less Than Zero;” the heroine, Anais, ready for her closeup next to Leopold and Loeb.” — Centerstage Chicago
Recent & Upcoming
I just finished up my Lila Acheson Wallace American Playwright Fellowship at The Juilliard School, under the direction of Christopher Durang and Marsha Norman!