Stopgap

May wants to get pregnant. David wants to adopt. Robert just wants pizza. In a town where white picket fences and 2.5 kids has long been the norm, a prospective single mother, her best friend, and his husband are no strangers to defying convention. This dark comedy explores how these individuals try to find their own definitions of “family” in this heteronormative community they call home.
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Stopgap

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  • Jordan Mechano:
    26 Feb. 2015
    A sweet, light comedy. Mixes sentimentalism with complex, very modern dramatic problems. Composed of succinct emotional scenes. Very much an indie film for the stage. "Unlikelihood" seems to be the theme. Unlikely lives lead to unlikely friendships, lead to an altogether unlikely ending. Which is a good thing. A world where unlikely is necessarily the new likely. Our world.

Character Information

  • May Green
    33,
    Female
    Robert's best friend from childhood; teaches English Literature at Don Lugo High School.
  • Robert James-Baker
    30,
    Male
    May’s best friend and David's husband; teaches math at Don Lugo High School.
  • David Baker-James
    32,
    Male
    Robert's husband; an accountant.
  • Jen Parker
    16,
    Female
    a student at Don Lugo High School; too young to be world weary.
  • Ted Peterson
    30,
    Male
    a stranger from the grocery store.
  • Julie James
    60s,
    Female
    Robert’s mother.

Development History

  • Reading
    ,
    Snapple Theatre
    ,
    2014
  • Workshop
    ,
    Field Trip Theatre
    ,
    2012
  • Reading
    ,
    Kennedy Center
    ,
    2011

Production History

  • Professional
    ,
    Field Trip Theatre
    ,
    2012

Awards

Finalist
,
Larry Neal Writers' Award for Dramatic Writing
,
DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities
,
2012