If nobody does remarkable things

This afternoon, in the middle of a category 6 dust storm, a cargo ship took refuge in the local harbor. Joel is on board and he needs somewhere to stay. Paul thinks they should rescue him but Anna’s not so sure. Not after what Joel did 14 years ago. A fierce new play about climate change and forgiveness that explores what happens when we reach the point of no return.
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If nobody does remarkable things

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  • Rachel Hancock:
    29 Mar. 2024
    Bravo- this dual timeline piece was exceptional. I especially enjoyed June’s monologues.
  • Lisa Dellagiarino Feriend:
    24 Dec. 2022
    This play takes place in the not-so-distant future when climate change has completely altered life as we know it. Seeing the characters go about their little lives despite the dust storms and the dead fish and the fact that cockroaches are flying now feels like a highly plausible emotional place where humanity will end up in a few decades. The argument that we have to keep trying and not get complacent is a powerful and necessary one for all of us. I particularly loved June's monologues, which read like poetry.
  • Jared Michael Delaney:
    27 Sep. 2022
    This is an exquisite play, strange, poignant, skirting the edge of something akin to Mad Max, but with a smaller, quieter, very real concern. Worth your time and your reading.

Character Information

  • June (young)
    14
  • June (older)
    30 - 40
  • Joel
    35 - 45
    American
  • Gerry
    50
  • Anna
    35 - 45

Development History

Production History

  • Community Theater
    ,
    Panndora Productions
    ,
    2022
  • University
    ,
    Pomona College
    ,
    2022

Awards

Winner
,
2023 Stage Raw Play Awards - Best ensemble
,
Stage Raw
,
2023
Selection
,
Reading
,
Purple Rose Theatre Company
,
2022
Honorable Mention
,
New Play Conference
,
Play Penn
,
2022
Finalist
,
Henley Rose
,
Yellow Rose Productions
,
2022
Selection
,
New Play Conference
,
Valdez Theatre Conference
,
2022
Selection
,
New Play Festival
,
Panndora Productions
,
2021
Semi-Finalist
,
Plays with a strong female lead
,
South West Theatre Productions
,
2020