THE STORYTELLER

"I have done nothing but in care of thee,
Of thee, my dear one—thee my daughter," - William Shakespeare, The Tempest

[full length] Winner of the International Thomas Wolfe Playwriting Competition and a finalist for the 2019 O'Neill Center's National Playwrights Conference. Randi has lived off the grid with her father for as long as she can remember. She knows better...
"I have done nothing but in care of thee,
Of thee, my dear one—thee my daughter," - William Shakespeare, The Tempest

[full length] Winner of the International Thomas Wolfe Playwriting Competition and a finalist for the 2019 O'Neill Center's National Playwrights Conference. Randi has lived off the grid with her father for as long as she can remember. She knows better than to question things—at least, until now. THE STORYTELLER is a riff on THE TEMPEST that explores the magic and power of the narratives we create.
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THE STORYTELLER

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  • Cam Torres:
    30 Mar. 2021
    Wow. A masterful retelling of one of Shakespeare’s greatest plays. This play has the perfect balance of love, magic, and mystery. I will be keeping my eye out for more of Accuardi’s work. Bravo!
  • Audrey Lang:
    28 Feb. 2021
    Accuardi has written a magical adaptation with "The Storyteller." Growing up is hard for the person doing the growing, but it's hard for those around her, too, and this play represents that so well.
  • Cheryl Bear:
    23 Jan. 2021
    Masterful storytelling that captures the magnitude of life in it's uncertainty, struggle and memories. Well done.

Character Information

  • RANDI
    17,
    Any
    ,
    Female
    A little bit lost, a little bit plain, a little bit magical. A daughter.
  • PAPS
    40s,
    Any
    ,
    Male
    Kind of lost too. Has more charisma than magic. A father.
  • TIFF
    30s - 50s,
    Any
    ,
    Female
    Took a wrong turn somewhere. A friend.
  • JIMMY
    40s,
    Any
    ,
    Male
    Broken. A loner.
  • SPENCER
    19,
    Any
    ,
    Male
    Normal. A nice young boy.
  • THE LADY
    40s,
    Any
    ,
    Female
    She tells stories.

Development History

  • Reading
    ,
    Something Marvelous (Chicago, IL)
    ,
    2019
  • Reading
    ,
    Fertile Ground Festival of New Work
    ,
    2018

Awards

Winner
,
International Thomas Wolfe Playwriting Competition
,
Playmakers Repertory Company
,
2020
Selection
,
The Something Marvelous Festival of Magical Realism
,
2019
Finalist
,
Seven Devils Playwrights Conference
,
2018