Actually, Honestly Going to Fucking Die

80 minutes, no intermission.

*still in development*

A talking ice cream truck. Sand that breathes. Everyone's gay. And aliens. An Alice-in-Wonderland-esque exploration of addiction and sobriety in young adults in America.
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Actually, Honestly Going to Fucking Die

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  • Laurel Andersen:
    4 Feb. 2021
    I am floored, I am dumbstruck, I am filled with wonder and awe. Beautiful language bringing absurdist (and often hilarious) heightened circumstances to life -- all of it grounded in truthful human behavior, in radical vulnerability. Gripping from beginning to end. I cannot WAIT to see these images come to life onstage. I was moved, I was transported, I was so encouraged to see a play that trusts the theatrical mechanism to tell an expansive story, that challenges what's "possible" and asks us as theater-makers to dream bigger, dig deeper. Also: great roles/text for queer actors (wonderful and refreshing!)
  • Nick Malakhow:
    4 Dec. 2020
    Zubel uses absurdity and fantastical tropes to tell an incredibly wrenching and moving story about addiction, loneliness, and recovery. The progression from the whole Area 51 trip to Lee's terrifying and glorious monologue to the final moments feel all so carefully constructed even when the piece is at its most dreamlike. This play manages to be both a juicy challenge for actors and a treat for directors, designers, and movement coordinators alike. I would so love to see this realized onstage!
  • Shaun Leisher:
    19 Sep. 2020
    This play left me breathless. As a sober person I connected to so much going on here. This is an absurdist piece that I really hopes get produced. Love how Zubel is writing the impossible here about something so visceral and real.

Awards

Finalist
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Development Residency
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HATCH Arts Collective
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2020