Breeders

Two men, Dean and Mikey, prepared for ages to have a baby, but now Dean’s doubts gnaw at him. Two hamsters, Tyson and Jason, are abruptly pregnant with nine babies, and now Tyson’s fears nibble at her. Nobody was planning to eat anyone, but things got out of hand.
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Breeders

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  • Nick Malakhow:
    28 Dec. 2019
    A totally hilarious, tender, and weird comedy about love, relationships, and parental anxiety, among other things. The juxtaposition between Dean and Mikey and their hamster counterparts is brilliant. The hilariously written scenes between Jason and Tyson, two hamsters, ironically helps fill in and render Dean and Mikey's humanity. I fell in love with Dean and Mikey's flawed relationship and the nuanced way they grappled with anxieties over becoming new parents and over what that step would do to their partnership in the long run. I'd love to see a production of this!
  • Adam Szymkowicz:
    2 May. 2019
    Really funny and human.
  • Eugenie Carabatsos:
    2 Apr. 2018
    A hilarious, poignant portrayal of two couples: one human, the other hamster. It's charming and witty, with emotional depth. Breeders is sure to be a wonderful night of theater!

Development History

  • Reading
    ,
    Great Plains Theatre Conference
    ,
    2016
  • Workshop
    ,
    Dixon Place
    ,
    2016

Production History

  • Professional
    ,
    FaultLine Theater (San Francisco)
    ,
    2017
  • Professional
    ,
    New Light Theater Project
    ,
    2017

Awards

Winner
,
New Light New Voices Award
,
New Light Theater Project
,
2017
Winner
,
Mark Twain Prize for Comic Playwriting
,
KCACTF
,
2016
Finalist
,
Bay Area Playwrights Festival
,
Playwrights Foundation
,
2016
Finalist
,
Core Apprentice Fellowship
,
Playwrights' Center
,
2016
Finalist
,
Playwrights' Week
,
The Lark
,
2016