The Space Between Her Legs

Maybell has a problem: Guys never stick around after she sleeps with them. She thinks she just needs to adjust her dating radar, but when her court-appointed gynecologist discovers that Maybell's vagina is actually sending her lovers to space, the federal government decides it wants a piece of the action, leading Maybell to ask "Am I Woman, or am I Weapon?"

**Since this play is so...
Maybell has a problem: Guys never stick around after she sleeps with them. She thinks she just needs to adjust her dating radar, but when her court-appointed gynecologist discovers that Maybell's vagina is actually sending her lovers to space, the federal government decides it wants a piece of the action, leading Maybell to ask "Am I Woman, or am I Weapon?"

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The Space Between Her Legs

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  • Jennie Webb:
    3 Feb. 2021
    The best opening of a play, ever! (Yes, Virginia - her vagina just did that.) Tiffany Antone's mind-blowing, dark, messy and way smart comedy is both a ridiculously farcical romp, and a devastatingly pointed comment on women's bodies and our (collective, in the biggest possible sense) relationship with them - our ownership of them, being the territorial beasts that we are. Plus, this is THE go-to reference for alternative terms for lady parts. (Sorry, no spoiler alerts.)
  • Daniel Prillaman:
    24 Aug. 2020
    "The Space Between Her Legs" is hilarious. Seriously. It is absolutely hysterical and inventive and everything that theatre can and should be. Sadly, it is also totally and completely plausible should the stars align to allow a vagina to send dudes into space. The satire here is biting and fierce, and watching Maybell's agency fall into question as the power of her vagina is discovered hits exactly the right note of uncomfortable and infuriating. Timely, weird, and audaciously brilliant, this is a play that should be done everywhere.
  • Nick Malakhow:
    10 Feb. 2020
    This piece is an astutely written, pitch perfect dark comedy about the ways women's bodies are legislated, commodified, and used by patriarchal structures. Antone has crafted some amazingly rendered characters with unique voices, a well-fleshed out fantastical theatrical world, and an insightful exploration of the aforementioned themes in a hilarious fashion. Absurdity is used so effectively to gesture towards the awful and ridiculous real-life themes that are getting metaphorical/theatrical treatment here. The brazen theatricality of the stage directions makes my brain instantly try to imagine the world of this play. I hope to follow its development trajectory.

Awards

Semi-Finalist
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Eugene O'Neill National Playwrights Conference
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Eugene O'Neill Theatre Center
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2018