BRILLIANT WORKS OF ART

Kilroys List
Winner, Firehouse Festival of New American Plays
Nominated for the Susan Blackburn Prize

Law student Abby Gates has no qualms about becoming a sugar baby to get her tuition bills paid--until it means keeping a secret from the man she loves, an artist exploring confession and thresholds of shame. When Abby's two worlds collide, she discovers her sugar daddy has...
Kilroys List
Winner, Firehouse Festival of New American Plays
Nominated for the Susan Blackburn Prize

Law student Abby Gates has no qualms about becoming a sugar baby to get her tuition bills paid--until it means keeping a secret from the man she loves, an artist exploring confession and thresholds of shame. When Abby's two worlds collide, she discovers her sugar daddy has taught her about more than good wine.

Selection, 2016 Kilroys List; Nominated for the Susan Blackburn Prize; Finalist, nuVoices , Actors Theatre Charlotte; Winner, Firehouse Festival of New American Plays; Winner, HRC Showcase ; Finalist, Rising Sage; Finalist, Woodward/Newman Drama Award;
Finalist, Theatre Conspiracy New Play Contest; Semi-Finalist, Playwrights First; Last Frontier Theatre Conference
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BRILLIANT WORKS OF ART

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  • Chelsea Frandsen:
    30 Dec. 2019
    Donna Hoke has created a beautiful, controversial and necessary story with three multi-dimensional characters that evoke powerful emotions in any audience member or reader. From page one the plot grabs you a doesn't let you go. This is a must read!
  • Nelson Diaz-Marcano:
    23 Dec. 2019
    An intricate look at the politics of romantic relationships and modern classism that bring every character to its knees. More importantly, Hoke puts all of us to task by making us judges of people that resembles ourselves, that ambitions are too big for their talents, and what you are willing to do and be fine with to get it all. A powerful work by one of the greatest voices out there.
  • Madeline Cook:
    11 Dec. 2019
    This has been one of my favorite plays here to read on NPX. Hoke writes a powerful, and most would also say controversial, piece that I thoroughly enjoyed. I would definitely say that this a female empowerment play and was amazingly written. I have not read to many plays like this but it has impacted the context I look for in plays now.

Character Information

  • Abby
    24,
    Any
    ,
    Female
    first year law student, sexually at ease girl next door
  • Grant Parrish
    late 40s-early 50,
    Any
    ,
    Male
    businessman, impeccably dressed, self-aware
  • James Gould
    29,
    Any
    ,
    Male
    artsy, sexy, dramatic, nerdy-manic, focused, innocent
  • Waiter
    any,
    Any
    ,
    Any
    Briefly needed in scene one. Can be played by stage manager, or a very disguised James actor.

Development History

  • Reading
    ,
    Kennedy Center Page to Stage
    ,
    2019
  • Reading
    ,
    Outvisible Theatre, Detroit New Works
    ,
    2019
  • Reading
    ,
    The Reading Parlor
    ,
    2017
  • Reading
    ,
    The Barrow Group
    ,
    2016
  • Reading
    ,
    Writers Theatre New Jersey
    ,
    2016
  • Reading
    ,
    Williamston Theatre
    ,
    2016
  • Reading
    ,
    Winner, Firehouse Festival of New American Plays, Richmond, VA
    ,
    2015

Awards

Selection
,
Detroit New Works Festival
,
Outvisible Theatre
,
2019
Selection
,
2016 Kilroys List
,
The Kilroys
,
2016
Winner
,
Firehouse Festival of New American Plays
,
Firehouse Theatre
,
2015
Winner
,
HRC Showcase
,
HRC Showcase
,
2015
Selection
,
Last Frontier Theatre Conference
,
Last Frontier Theatre Conference
,
2015