Our Dear Dead Drug Lord

Our Dear Dead Drug Lord follows a gang of girls who do normal teenage things: fall in love, experiment with drugs, worship Pablo Escobar...okay, maybe not so normal. Suspended high above reality in a treehouse in Florida, the girls try to resurrect the spirit of Pablo. But are they just messing with each other, or could they actually be messing with a higher spirit?
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Our Dear Dead Drug Lord

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  • Libby Heily:
    30 Aug. 2020
    I saw this play and I was blown away. I repeated lines from it for the next few days, thought about it, talked about it, and was sad I caught it at the end of the run. I wish I'd been able to see it a few more times. There's a raw energy in the ending that's difficult to pull off.
  • Audrey Lang:
    20 Jan. 2020
    I have been absolutely obsessed with this play since seeing the WP Theater production! It's a play I wish I'd had as a teenager but am so very grateful to have now as a young woman--both to think on in my womanhood and to look up to as a playwright seeking to create female stories. I loved how truthful the dialogue felt to the way teenage girls speak--I never had any doubt that was who I was watching, particularly thinking of the rapport they had with each other. I can't wait to see how the life of this play continues!
  • Franky Gonzalez:
    18 Dec. 2019
    Once the play starts, you go on a journey through extremities. It feels like playwright Alexis Scheer has taken footage from the lives of teenage girls in the early aughts and presented a documentary that helps us understand how we came to become what we are today. You can draw so many parallels to our current political climate from this play. You feel the truth of it, and you see the horror of what happens to those who become entangled to the idea of the cult of personality over one's own magic and strength. A remarkable, timely play.

Development History

Production History

  • Professional
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    WP Theater/Second Stage
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    2019

Awards

Winner
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John Gassner Award
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Outer Critics Circle
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2020
Winner
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Outstanding Director
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Obies
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2020
Winner
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Outstanding Set Design
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Obies
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2020
Finalist
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Bay Area Playwrights Festival
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2018
Selection
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Carnaval
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HowlRound Theatre Commons / Latinx Theatre Commons
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2018
Semi-Finalist
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Relentless Award
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American Playwriting Foundation
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2018