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

  • Audrey Lang:
    14 Mar. 2021
    I read ALLOND(R)A for the first time more than a year ago, back when I was still too shy to write NPX recommendations, and I've thought about it ever since. Rereading it now was just as enthralling as the first time, and I fell in love all over again. Watching Allonda come into herself and her identity is a remarkable experience, and witnessing the moments of vulnerability and tenderness that each other character has is equally lovely. This is a truly magnificent play.
  • Patty Kim Hamilton:
    21 Jan. 2021
    I've been reflecting on all the plays I've read over the past year, and this is one of only a small handful which stuck in my mind. The tone, celebratory and raw, powerful and running out of it's cage - other's have already said it better in their recommendations but I would so love to see this someday. Thank you for this play.
  • Crystal Skillman:
    2 Dec. 2020
    I wake up every day dreaming of seeing a production of this incredible play. It's really astonishing.

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
  • Reading
    ,
    MCC Theater
    ,
    2019
  • Residency
    ,
    Powerhouse
    ,
    2018
  • Reading
    ,
    Ensemble Studio Theatre
    ,
    2017

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