Today Is My Birthday

Emily is a would-be writer whose bubble life in NYC has popped. Finding life back home chaotic and unfulfilling, she becomes strangely activated after creating a sassy alter-ego for a radio bit. Told through a playful mixture of live radio, voicemail, and phone calls, Today Is My Birthday is a quirky comedy about life with a thousand friends on Facebook and no one to have dinner with on Saturday night.
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Today Is My Birthday

Recommended by

  • Lisa Dellagiarino Feriend:
    11 Aug. 2021
    I love this. A play told entirely through phone calls/messages and radio, it took me back to the loneliness and uncertainty of my late 20s while at the same time being very funny.
  • Samantha Marchant:
    22 Feb. 2021
    I watched Theater Mu's streaming production (2021) and felt like so much great stuff was packed into those two hours that whizzed by. We got to know each of the characters and their relationships intimately even though we saw them interact indirectly using technology. The moment of turning 30 seems perfectly captured. Wonderful script!
  • Kyla Worrell:
    18 May. 2020
    Had the pleasure of watching a read-through organized by Theater Mu on April 27, 2020. It felt fitting for this play to be performed over Zoom. Strap in for a roller coaster of emotions! A genuinely funny, frustrating, intimate play.

Development History

  • Reading
    ,
    Yellow Earth - Typhoon Festival
    ,
    2019
  • Workshop
    ,
    Sundance Institute Theater Lab
    ,
    2015
  • Workshop
    ,
    New York Theater Workshop / Sundance Institute Theatre Program
    ,
    2015
  • Reading
    ,
    MaYi
    ,
    2014
  • Workshop
    ,
    Lark Play Development Center/ Voice and Vision
    ,
    2013

Production History

  • Professional
    ,
    Theatre Mu
    ,
    2021
  • Professional
    ,
    Page 73
    ,
    2017
  • Fringe
    ,
    Kumu Kahua Theatre
    ,
    2016

Awards

Winner
,
Lark Venturous Playwright Fellowship
,
Lark Play Development Center and Venturous Theater Fund
,
2017
Kilroy's The List
,
The Kilroy's
,
2015