Wild Horses

A savagely-funny play about a summer that changed an adolescent girl forever, told by her grown-up self. As her friends challenge and cajole her and her family falls apart around her, she questions the core of her own humanity. The pathos and hubris of teenage years, the struggle for identity, independence, and authenticity, and the desire to find one's place in a complicated world — it all come rushing at...
A savagely-funny play about a summer that changed an adolescent girl forever, told by her grown-up self. As her friends challenge and cajole her and her family falls apart around her, she questions the core of her own humanity. The pathos and hubris of teenage years, the struggle for identity, independence, and authenticity, and the desire to find one's place in a complicated world — it all come rushing at us as she takes us on the ride of her life.

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Wild Horses

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  • Jake Smith:
    18 Jul. 2019
    There were moments that were truly funny, moments that had me worried for this little girl, and moments that truly shocked me. I really felt everything while reading this.
  • National New Play Network:
    17 Jan. 2019
    Wild Horses by Allison Gregory received a National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere. The partnering NNPN Member Theaters were Contemporary American Theater Festival (Shepherdstown, WV) , JCC Centerstage (Rochester, NY), The Vortex (Austin, TX), and New Jersey Repertory Company (Long Branch, NJ).
  • Sylvia Reed:
    14 Dec. 2017
    I love this play. There's so much to it -- it's funny, nostalgic, poignant. I couldn't wait to find out what was going to happen next. I'd love to see it in a production.

Character Information

  • Woman
    Late 30's, 40's, 50's,
    Flexible
    ,
    Female
    Requires a nimble actress playing multiple roles who is comfortable with comedy & direct address.

Development History

  • Reading
    ,
    ACT Theatre, Seattle
    ,
    2014

Production History

  • Professional
    ,
    New Jersey Repertory (NNPN RWP)
    ,
    2018
  • Professional
    ,
    The Vortex (NNPN RWP)
    ,
    2018
  • Professional
    ,
    Intiman Theatre, Seattle
    ,
    2018
  • Professional
    ,
    Contemporary American Theatre Festival (NNPN Rolling World Premiere)
    ,
    2017
  • Professional
    ,
    JCC CenterStage (NNPN RWP)
    ,
    2017

Awards

Semi-Finalist
,
Eugene O'Neil Conference
,
2016