Thrasher (10 minute excerpt of OFF THE PALISADES PARKWAY)

TEN MINUTE: Gabby tries to convince Taj to make the trek to Nutley to go to a party. Taj is unimpressed with Gabby's interest in her "edgy" (and entirely Caucasian) new friends, and sees his fellow outsider buddy drifting away as she primps and spritzes and preps to impress her new friends...and a potential love interest.
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Thrasher (10 minute excerpt of OFF THE PALISADES PARKWAY)

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  • Paul Smith:
    15 May. 2023
    Writing believable teen dialogue is incredibly tricky and in this cracking excerpt - and super stand alone piece - Nick Malakhow creates some of the best I have ever read. The relationship between Gabby and Taj is utterly believable and the words and completely natural. A beautifully written and realised piece which tempts one to read the play from which it is plucked.
  • K. Alexa Mavromatis:
    27 May. 2021
    With its strong characters and believable dialogue and language, THRASHER is a revealing take on the jumbled emotions (and realities) of teenagers living in the world today.
  • Lee R. Lawing:
    12 Apr. 2021
    Great ten-minute excerpt which makes me want to read the full length! These characters are so well drawn and so believable. The entire exchange leaves you breathless and there is so much said in these 10 pages that it stands alone on its own and brings Gabby and Taj's world alive for us for which we are forever grateful.

Production History

  • Fringe
    Boston Theatre Marathon