Lineage

Jess and Greg want to adopt La Tonya's baby. La Tonya wants to be a good Christian - and make a ton of money selling product on the Sacred Shopping Network. La Tonya's estranged son Trey wants a second chance after his three strikes and Greg's daughter Madison wants... whatever - it's none or your business.
Lineage challenges stereotypes as it confronts issues of race, adoption,...
Jess and Greg want to adopt La Tonya's baby. La Tonya wants to be a good Christian - and make a ton of money selling product on the Sacred Shopping Network. La Tonya's estranged son Trey wants a second chance after his three strikes and Greg's daughter Madison wants... whatever - it's none or your business.
Lineage challenges stereotypes as it confronts issues of race, adoption, religion, heredity and the often mistaken or disappointed expectations we have of one another.
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Lineage

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  • Emily Hageman:
    21 Jul. 2018
    This is my first foray into Flanagan territory and I am hooked. This play balances the realism and the experimental perfectly, it is EXTREMELY funny and very genuine, you love and hate each of the characters at different moments throughout. The story is relatable and hurts. I could not love the character of Jess more--a character that we don't get to see much, a deeply broken woman who runs her mouth and regrets it. I couldn't stop reading. This would be electric on stage and I hope it gets a production soon.
  • Larry Herold:
    25 Jun. 2018
    This is cool. Real-life characters, some fascinating flights of fancy, several surprising twists, great parts for actors who can switch around between roles, a satire of modern life but a grounding in real life issues. And, as they said in "The Player,"... "but with heart!" Yes, with lots of heart. Check it out.
  • Jessica Bashline:
    10 Apr. 2017
    This is a fascinating and truly imaginative play. The play is at times totally realistic, and at other moments fully experimental, all the time feeling cohesive. It is a theatrical exploration of family, and all its iterations. Anne's facility with language and her ability to create strong, and sometimes surprising relationships really drive this play. I look forward to seeing where it goes!

Development History

  • Workshop
    ,
    Ensemble Studio Theater Los Angeles
    ,
    2018
  • Reading
    ,
    Strange Sun Theatre; Greenhouse Project
    ,
    2016
  • Workshop
    ,
    Strange Sun Theatre - Greenhouse Project
    ,
    2016

Awards

Selection
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Launchpad Selection
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Ensemble Studio Theatre LA
,
2018
Selection
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Greenhouse Project
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Strange Sun Theatre, NYC
,
2016
Finalist
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Henley Rose Playwright Competition
,
Yellow Rose Prod
,
2015
Semi-Finalist
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AROHO Shakespeare's Sister Fellowship
,
A Room Of Her Own Foundation
,
2015