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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  • Emma Goldman-Sherman:
    14 Sep. 2019
    I just saw the WP Theatre production of this play and Holy Smokes it's hot! It's fabulous! And it is hugely inspiring! A standing ovation for Ms. Scheer who brings these four teenage girls to life and dramatizes their traumas, suspicions, fears and dreams in a fierce and intense play - with a wonderful dance sequence - that stole my heart!
  • Nick Malakhow:
    4 Aug. 2019
    I saw a reading of this at the LTC Carnaval, the workshop in Boston, and now the WP Theatre production in New York, and each time I've been absolutely floored! What a compelling set of characters who speak with distinct and clear voices. The sacred space of the tree house, 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. I hope this has a long life post premiere!
  • 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

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
Selection
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Carnaval
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HowlRound Theatre Commons / Latinx Theatre Commons
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2018