Allond(R)a

ALLOND(R)A tells the story of Allonda and her friends as they wrestle their way through the summer - sometimes it's on the playgrounds in the projects of Coney Island, sometimes it's with their feelings and often it's at home. A coming of age story about friendship and heartache, ALLOND(R)A asks how much is too much to fight for?
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Allond(R)a

Recommended by

  • Jan Rosenberg:
    25 Sep. 2019
    WOW. What a jungle gym of life. The good, the bad, the ugly. Really in awe of the characters and their voices. I would love to see this on a stage.
  • Wilfredo Padilla:
    9 Jul. 2019
    A fantastic coming of age play that is full of grit I would love to see a production of this anywhere.
  • Gage Tarlton:
    22 Jun. 2019
    Full of grit, full of wicked fast dialogue, full of beautifully complex and funny characters, it's everything that I want in a coming of age story. It's Ladybird meets GLOW meets The Sandlot meets the unique, fiery voice of Gina Femia. Somehow, she's crafted a story that feels nostalgic, but at the same time, fresh and new and full of hope. I can't stop thinking about it.

Character Information

  • Allonda
    17,
    Latinx
    ,
    Female
  • Justice
    late 30s,
    Black
    ,
    Female
  • Tay
    17,
    Non-white
    ,
    Female
  • Mike
    late 40s,
    White
    ,
    Male
  • King
    18,
    Non-white
    ,
    Male
  • Spider
    17,
    Latinx
    ,
    Male
  • Pretzel
    16,
    Any
    ,
    Male

Development History

  • Reading
    ,
    Leah Ryan Fund
    ,
    2019
  • Workshop
    ,
    Joust Theatre
    ,
    2018
  • Residency
    ,
    Powerhouse
    ,
    2018
  • Reading
    ,
    Ensemble Studio Theatre
    ,
    2017
  • Reading
    ,
    Lather, Rinse, Repeat: A Playwrights' Collective
    ,
    2016

Awards

Runner Up
,
Yale Drama Prize
,
David Horn Foundation
,
2019
Finalist
,
Otis Guernsey New Voices in the American Theater Award
,
Inge Festival
,
2019
The Kilroys List
,
2019
Runner Up
,
Jane Chambers Award in Playwriting
,
2018
Finalist
,
Blue Ink Playwriting Award
,
American Blues Theatre
,
2018
Semi-Finalist
,
Bay Area Playwrights Festival
,
2018
Winner
,
Leah Ryan Prize for Emerging Female Playwrights
,
2018
Finalist
,
Doric Wilson Independent Playwright Award
,
TSOS
,
2017