Joan's Arc

FULL LENGTH: Joan is a deeply moral and highly principled high school student. Mason is her best friend who died in front of her (actually, on her) in a school shooting. Joan thinks that the staff at her school may have falsified PSAT scores. Mason is along for the ride. This isn't your typical ghost story.

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Joan's Arc

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  • Bethany Dickens Assaf:
    31 Aug. 2021
    A deeply-felt work about the epidemic of school violence, “Joan’s Arc” manages to be beautifully personal and introspective, while also frank and uncompromising in its message. Hageman is incredibly skilled at crafting high school-aged characters that feel real and I was particularly impressed with how essential each one was to the themes and the story and the play’s central questions. A necessarily raw but hopeful piece on grief, memory, and the loss of innocence; one of the best I’ve read about the topic.
  • Ryan Foster:
    11 Dec. 2020
    Joan's Arc is a phenomenally laid out show that finds the perfect line between humor and tragedy. It tackles a subject incredibly hard and does it justice, but still manages to find a moment to make the reader laugh without being insensitive and also finds the beats that have you feeling all types of emotions. Beautifully made.
  • Allison Winsby:
    9 Dec. 2020
    This is a play follows the story of a teenage girl trying to grieve and move on with her life after a school shooting. This play is about healing and growing. I absolutely loved the symbolism of the broken door and that it stays on stage the entire time. This play is so powerful, and I would love to see it played out on stage someday.