An Instant Message

~10 MIN PLAY~ In the age of dial-up, a New Jersey teen saves up lunch money to buy a phone card to call her boyfriend in Kansas. Their first conversation might've gone like this. Or so she remembers.
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An Instant Message

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  • Catherine Weingarten:
    7 Aug. 2021
    Sexy, angsty and #nostalgia vibes. Allyson's beautiful and dreamy play will take u back to those feels from middle school HARD. Very produceable and gorgeously crafted.
  • Veronica Tjioe:
    7 Aug. 2021
    An intimate intravenous shot of nostalgia, longing, and that powerful surge of feeling seen by someone for the first time. Would love to experience this piece in any of the mediums it would be excellently suited to!
  • Shaun Leisher:
    5 Aug. 2021
    What I thought would be some kind of early 2000s period piece is actually a short play that plays very effectively with time and memory. We don't know exactly where or when we are but all that matters is we get to spend time with these characters who at one point meant a lot to each other.

Development History

  • Residency
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    Clubbed Thumb
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    2021

Awards

Finalist
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Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival
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Concord Theatricals
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2021