The Impracticality of Modern-Day Mastodons

FULL LENGTH: Suddenly all childhood dreams have come true, and the world is full of astronauts, ballerinas, cowboys, and princesses. It's a brave and glorious new world for everyone but Jess, who wanted to be a mastodon when she grew up. With the help of her friendly vocational adviser and her super-spy boyfriend, Jess embarks on a journey to find her place in the world, and discover why it seems to be...
FULL LENGTH: Suddenly all childhood dreams have come true, and the world is full of astronauts, ballerinas, cowboys, and princesses. It's a brave and glorious new world for everyone but Jess, who wanted to be a mastodon when she grew up. With the help of her friendly vocational adviser and her super-spy boyfriend, Jess embarks on a journey to find her place in the world, and discover why it seems to be unraveling. An offbeat comedy about ambition, vocation, and restlessness.
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The Impracticality of Modern-Day Mastodons

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  • Rachel Bublitz:
    17 Jan. 2019
    This play is a beautiful explosion of imagination and craft! Teagle builds an amazing world that has you rushing from page to page reveling in the humor, honesty, and absurdity of this place that grants you childhood wishes permanently. It’s also a play that’s jumping off the page to be staged! I highly recommend read and producing this script. Mastodons for ever.
  • Heather Helinsky:
    7 Aug. 2018
    Don't we all wish the adult world would keep it's promises? I loved encountering Jess on her journey to understand why she wished to be a Mastodon while the other little girls wished to be pretty princesses, and the troubling discoveries she makes about Clarence who turns into his childhood wish of being secret agent "Clint". It's a fantastical journey, full of fresh humor, with a playful ensemble.
  • Dani Joseph:
    7 Aug. 2018
    This play brought me so much joy. I appreciated how the playwright used world-building questions to propel the plot forward. Mastodons is a poignant look at how difficult it can be to find your purpose in life, and how it can be even more difficult to find a way to fulfill your purpose. (Especially if you're a mastodon.)

Development History

  • Reading
    ,
    Strange Sun Theatre Greenhouse Festival
    ,
    2015
  • Reading
    ,
    The Hub Theatre Play Fest with The Inkwell, Washington DC
    ,
    2015
  • Workshop
    ,
    Strange Sun Theater Development Workshop
    ,
    2015
  • Workshop
    ,
    The Inkwell
    ,
    2014
  • Workshop
    ,
    The Collective Project, Atlanta
    ,
    2012
  • Reading
    ,
    Truffle Theatre Company, Brooklyn
    ,
    2011

Production History

  • Workshop
    ,
    Hole in The Wall Theater, New Britain CT
    ,
    2014

Awards

Finalist
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Seven Devils Playwrights Festival
,
id Theater
,
2019
Semi-Finalist
,
In-Progress New Play Reading Series
,
Unicorn Theatre
,
2018
Finalist
,
Prize for Women Playwrights
,
Kentucky Women Writers Conference
,
2017