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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  • Nick Malakhow:
    4 Aug. 2019
    I saw a reading of this at the LTC Carnaval and the workshop production in Boston, and was absolutely floored! What a compelling set of characters who speak with such distinct and clear voices. The sacred space of the tree house, wholly original characters and conflicts, the use of dance, ritual, and a surprising but super effective "Deus Ex" denouement make for play that is gutting, speaks terrifying and important truths...and is somehow also hilarious at times along the way. So glad to see this play premiering this fall, and I hope it enters the college canon soon!
  • Nelson Diaz-Marcano:
    23 Jul. 2018
    I just caught a reading of this play, and holy,,,! This is a fast paced, often hilarious, always exciting exploration of America today through the eyes of the generation growing after 9/11. Alexis has created something unique here, and if you have a chance to read/ see it, you need to.

Development History

Awards

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
Finalist
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Bay Area Playwrights Festival
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2018