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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  • Bill Arnold:
    1 Oct. 2021
    From the very start, I could just "hear" the digital handshake of the modem. That moment of anticipation as the computer connects with the rest of the world. Dwyer nails the style, the vernacular of two souls, joined in the ether. It is simultaneously poetic and prophetic.
  • 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!

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