Bad Panda

They’re the last two pandas on earth. It’s mating season. One of them falls in love with a crocodile. Who is gay. And then the baby comes. In this sweet celebration of non-traditional families, Gwo Gwo the panda must balance his newfound desire for Chester the crocodile with his obligations to his prescribed panda mate, Marion. The animals eat, mate, splash around in identity politics, meditate on their...
They’re the last two pandas on earth. It’s mating season. One of them falls in love with a crocodile. Who is gay. And then the baby comes. In this sweet celebration of non-traditional families, Gwo Gwo the panda must balance his newfound desire for Chester the crocodile with his obligations to his prescribed panda mate, Marion. The animals eat, mate, splash around in identity politics, meditate on their impending extinction, and love one another as only families can. Available from Original Works Publishing: https://www.originalworksonline.com/BAD-PANDA-by-Megan-Gogerty_p_13.html

"Bad Panda offers nonstop hilarity and sweet introspection...Playwright Megan Gogerty’s smart, witty script and dedicated character development are to be lauded." - Broadwayworld.com

"No school field trip to the zoo was ever this entertaining or self-discovering and this show will touch your heart on a warm and fuzzy level…" - DC Metro Theatre Arts

"[Bad Panda] is fresh, cute, expertly-acted, well-directed, and despite the charaters being animals, very human." - Maryland Theatre Guide
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Bad Panda

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  • Jason Aaron Goldberg:
    7 Dec. 2016
    Amazing, amazing, amazing! This play is a laugh riot, while also warming your heart. Love takes all kinds of forms and each form is worthy. This is a very producible play for theatres and a delight for actors to perform. It's a hit.

Development History

  • Workshop
    ,
    WordBRIDGE Play Development Lab
    ,
    2008
  • Reading
    ,
    Syzygy/LA Writers Center
    ,
    2006

Production History

  • Professional
    ,
    Del Teatro Milan, Mexico City
    ,
    2018
  • Professional
    ,
    Amelia Musical Playhouse
    ,
    2015
  • Professional
    ,
    Paper Wing Theatre
    ,
    2014
  • Professional
    ,
    Iron Crow Theatre Company, Baltimore MD
    ,
    2012
  • Professional
    ,
    Monster Down/Theatre Without Borders, Nanluogu Xiang Theater Festival, Beijing, China
    ,
    2012
  • University
    ,
    West Virginia Wesleyan College
    ,
    2009