Arthur Blair, a quiet, lonely man with crippling social anxiety, lives in a decrepit 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.
PYP New Voices Festival Winner/Temple Theaters Production
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.
A YoungArts National Merit Selection
A Blank Theater Young Playwrights Festival Semifinalist
Scholastic Gold Medal Winner
Rose’s friends, who have never felt real emotions, can’t help her. Eve is a widowed self-help guru who's more concerned with appearing to help than actually helping. Celia is a prolific criminal defense attorney who's too obsessed with brunch cocktails and grudges to do anything useful.
Rose’s husband, whom she’s pretty sure she loves, laughs too much. They met in college and fell in love over post-expressionism and overcaffeination, but now their relationship has died and Rose has nothing left to paint about.
Rose’s son, who’s constantly going through phases, is a compulsive liar. He’s an otherwise well-adjusted nine-year-old kid, and they’re really stupid, trivial lies, but it bothers Rose more than she’d care to admit.
Rose Evelyn Hawthorne lives in Pintop, a city, really more of a town, and she's unraveling. Then she’s accused of murder.
Developed in Residency at Philadelphia Young Playwrights