Arthur Blair, a quiet, lonely man with crippling social anxiety, lives in a scuzzy New York City apartment with a minimum wage job at a frozen yogurt store. His life is made more vivid, however, by the presence of his three imaginary friends: Hector, Zeke, and Samantha. Hector is a failed children's magician, Zeke a sarcastic drug addict, and Samantha a flirtatious librarian. But Arthur's imaginary world is threatened when a new girl, Mia, moves in across the way and they strike up a relationship. As Arthur's friends begin to revolt against the new girl, and control his life in increasingly dramatic ways, he must attempt to face the reality of his situation and the source of his loneliness and despair. Imaginary is a comedic and surreal drama that examines what it means to have relationships, and how they dictate one's life.
A PYP New Voices Festival 1st Place Winner
Temple Theaters Production
GFS Poleyfest Staging
Upon realizing that his days on Earth are numbered, Charles Coates Junior vows to record the remarkable story of his life: when he was a child, he was sent on a colonist mission to the recently discovered planet Glennanike, along with several other impoverished youth, in order to find alternate habitation for humanity. As time passed, however, their new lives crumbled beneath them as they faced adversity, uncovered shocking secrets, and fell victim to their own humanity. While recounting these events and interacting with the memories he had spent his entire life suppressing, Charles finds it harder than he could have ever imagined to face his own past. The Glennanike Colonists is at once a sci-fi adventure, a coming-of-age story, and a meditation on the nature of human civilization.
Macguffin Theater and Film Reading
A YoungArts National Merit Selection
A Blank Theater Young Playwrights Festival Semifinalist