PRETTY PERFECT LIVES

A relationship is put to the ultimate test when Gen Z lifestyle influencer couple Tiffany&Tucker enter various augmented realities after being selected to join the Internet Reality Simulation-Project (IRS-P). A speculative fiction play about identity, obsession, internet addiction, and the dangers of turning life into content.
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PRETTY PERFECT LIVES

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  • Jasmine Sharma:
    14 Sep. 2023
    Was lucky enough to see an excerpt of this play read, and was immediately struck by the theatricality and immediacy of the internet. Reading the full draft confirms this is a piece with juicy roles for comedic actors hungry for searing text. Hope to see this exploration of the private and personal commodified fully produced!
  • Nick Malakhow:
    7 Aug. 2023
    An incisive, sharp, and, funny piece about social media and influencing; the commodification of one's life for exposure, profit, and validation; and social media's impact on in-the-flesh relationships. Like all great satire, the tone pushes real concerns, issues, and archetypes to the extreme. I loved the theatricality of toggling between the "real world" and online world, the employment of three actors to recycle through and portray a variety of archetypes, and the fascinating final scene where Tucker and Tiffany confront each other and their relationship as humans vs as the commodities they have been to each other.

Development History

  • Reading
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    La MaMa ETC
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    2023
  • Reading
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    DOGTOWN
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    2023

Awards

Finalist
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Terrence McNally Incubator Fellowship
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Rattlestick Theater + Tom Kirdahy Productions
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2024
Semi-Finalist
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Princess Grace Award Playwriting Fellowship
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2023
Semi-Finalist
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Seven Devils Playwrights Conference
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Seven Devils New Play Foundry
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2023
Honorable Mention
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Neukom Institute Literary Award
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2023