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

  • Maya Macdonald:
    7 Feb. 2019
    There are so many moments in this play that stick with me on a daily basis. Someone needs to produce it. Gina knows how to write the heart of a teenager in such a profound way. It's comforting, funny, alarming, full-bodied and beautiful. I look forward to seeing the amazing production this amazing play deserves one day soon.
  • Jen Browne:
    2 Feb. 2019
    I love this play. Great for teens or anybody who has ever BEEN a teen. The friendship found in this story is so warm and I wish I could just sneak in and be a part of their magic. Gina does marvelous work with the people and the relationships in this little slice of Brooklyn. Potential for some great physical work and design. I can't wait to see a production of this play.
  • Michele Travis:
    16 Oct. 2018
    Perfect for young actors -- and teen audiences -- this play is a joy for physical performers. It's refreshingly unsentimental and frequently hilarious. Brooklyn is a character in this play, the sense of place is so acute, but Allonda's story is universal.

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
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
Runner Up
,
Jane Chambers Award in Playwriting
,
2018
Finalist
,
Doric Wilson Independent Playwright Award
,
TSOS
,
2017