Rage Play

Kilroys List 2020. Three women stand over the man they’ve killed, struggling to understand how it happened and why he keeps coming back to life. Again and again and again. In response to the #MeToo movement, this black comedy examines the costs women pay in fighting against sexism and patriarchy as well as the ways they may be complicit in an oppressive system. Through their purgatory, the women aim for...
Kilroys List 2020. Three women stand over the man they’ve killed, struggling to understand how it happened and why he keeps coming back to life. Again and again and again. In response to the #MeToo movement, this black comedy examines the costs women pay in fighting against sexism and patriarchy as well as the ways they may be complicit in an oppressive system. Through their purgatory, the women aim for liberation…and maybe even a little sweet revenge.

This play was to have premiered on March 30th, 2020 but was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Rage Play

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  • Cheryl Bear:
    24 Sep. 2021
    A powerful look at the rage involved in fighting a system of sexism and patriarchy that never seems to die. Well done.
  • Vince Gatton:
    18 May. 2021
    To say that Nandita Shenoy’s RAGE PLAY is timely and powerful and important would be entirely true, but that would give unfairly short shrift to how flat-out hilarious and wildly entertaining it is. Starting with a bang and letting up only in the most unexpected ways, this violent and absurdist ride is thought-provoking, deceptively simple, and playfully theatrical in the best sense; any production promises to be a helluva workout for its actors, its fight choreographer, and its audience. May there be many.
  • Jenny Mercein:
    20 Aug. 2020
    This play is a departure for Shenoy--darker, edgier, and deeply powerful and resonant for our times. Well-deserved place on the Kilroys list.

Character Information

  • Ay
    30s-40s,
    BIPOC
    ,
    Female / Female-Identifying
    Smart, ferocious, and angry; in the world of the theater, she would be a creative, most likely a writer.
  • Bea
    30s-40s,
    BIPOC
    ,
    Female/Female identifying
    Diplomatic, systematic, thoughtful; in the world of the theater, she would be a stage manager.
  • Cece
    20s-30s,
    Any
    ,
    Female/ Female identifying
    Delicate, strong-willed, emotional; in the world of the theater, she would be an actor who played ingénues.
  • Man
    40s,
    White
    ,
    Male
    A chameleon, a composite, the antagonist who wants to be liked; in the world of the theater he would be a producer or artistic director and every entitled white man who insists he is a “good guy” and that guy in every other industry as well.

Development History

  • Reading
    ,
    EnGarde Arts
    ,
    2019
  • Workshop
    ,
    Flux Theatre Ensemble
    ,
    2018

Production History

  • Professional
    ,
    Flux Theatre Ensemble
    ,
    2020

Awards

Kilroys List 2020
,
The Kilroys
,
2020