H.O.M.E. (Hookers on Mars Eventually)

An AfroSurreal mix of sex workers, Tupac, and space travel: H.O.M.E. follows the journey of Chima- a prostitute on a mission to reconnect with the son she abandoned. She believes that she must tell him their story in person as a form of rebirth before he crosses into his twentieth birthday. It just so happens that her son now lives on Mars.

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H.O.M.E. (Hookers on Mars Eventually)

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  • Nick Malakhow:
    14 Nov. 2020
    Brilliantly realized theatrical sci-fi whose world manages to be so richly rendered by the deft characterization of a small but eclectic cross section of folks. Finch manages to construct an entire reality through skillful showing, well-chosen scenes and relationships, and extremely human dialogue without ever falling into the trap of too much exposition. She explores gentrification and class divides, exploitative art creation, the stigmatization of sex work, identity, definitions of family, coming of age, and so much more in a propulsive and compelling read. I'd love to see this fully realized onstage.
  • Shaun Leisher:
    10 Nov. 2020
    This is one of the best sci-fi plays that I've ever read. Finch's skill at world-building is on fully display here in how they give us just enough to understand the gist of how this future landscape works without bogging us down with exposition. Black women, trans folx and sex workers are often excluded from these kinds of narratives or included only as 2 dimensional pieces of set dressing. Finch has written a story about a future world that centers on those so often left out and I hope to read more plays as stunning as this one.
  • Mina Morita:
    24 May. 2019
    H.O.M.E. depicts a technological future where Google has colonized Mars in a way that is markedly similar to how gentrification operates in the Bay Area. With this, Finch asks us to consider who is left behind in search of progress. Her writing is bold, fresh, and irresistibly kinetic--her characters larger than life. What makes her work so compelling is that she never gives us an easy answer as to who is right as she pits differing belief systems brilliantly against each other.

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  • Professional
    Campo Santo