EMBRACING THE UNDERTOAD

A story about the mystical bonds between family members and loved ones that can both immobilize and set us free. A waitress lives with her lover -- her first lesbian attachment -- a secret she holds close. When her young, reality-challenged sister appears demanding the waitress' love, a dangerous triangle forms. The younger sister is suspended between life and death and needs her sister's love to rest...
A story about the mystical bonds between family members and loved ones that can both immobilize and set us free. A waitress lives with her lover -- her first lesbian attachment -- a secret she holds close. When her young, reality-challenged sister appears demanding the waitress' love, a dangerous triangle forms. The younger sister is suspended between life and death and needs her sister's love to rest. The writer needs to know her lover's secret in order to write. The pressure is on. Finally, all is revealed and new levels reached.
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EMBRACING THE UNDERTOAD

Development History

  • Reading
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    Venus Theatre, Laurel, MD (first reading of UNDERTOAD as a full-length play + one of 3 finalists for the Jane Chambers Award)
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    2009
  • Workshop
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    This Woman's Work Theatre Company, NYC (at Chashama)
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    2005
  • Workshop
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    Bailiwick Repertory, Chicago (winner Lesbian Theatre Iniative award - as a one-act play)
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    2005
  • Reading
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    New Georges, NYC (first reading of the play as a full-length)
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    2004
  • Workshop
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    Mae West Fest, Seattle (as a one-act play)
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    2003