TROJAN BARBIE

Past and present violently collide when Lotte, an English tourist who repairs dolls, is captured while on a tour of current-day Troy and flung back into the ancient camp of Euripides’ Trojan Women. Her vacation gone horribly wrong, Lotte is finally rescued and life returns to normal–until Hecuba claws her way into the 21st century in search of her murdered children. Winner of the Jane Chambers Playwriting Award...
Past and present violently collide when Lotte, an English tourist who repairs dolls, is captured while on a tour of current-day Troy and flung back into the ancient camp of Euripides’ Trojan Women. Her vacation gone horribly wrong, Lotte is finally rescued and life returns to normal–until Hecuba claws her way into the 21st century in search of her murdered children. Winner of the Jane Chambers Playwriting Award, the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts Playwriting Fellowship and the Plays for the 21st Century award.
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TROJAN BARBIE

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  • Valerie Weak:
    20 Jan. 2015
    An excellent riff on Trojan Women with many great roles for women. Cast size and classic based story make it a great fit for college settings. Full disclosure: was an actor for developmental reading at Cutting Ball Theater.
  • Amy Rose Marsh:
    17 Jul. 2014
    An awesome, explosive, intrepid play that offers fresh roles for actresses. A great fit for teachers/universities looking for variations on the classics, bold directors, and designers who want to work in adventurous landscapes.

Development History

  • Workshop
    ,
    Cutting Ball Theater, SF
    ,
    2010
  • Workshop
    ,
    UNC Chapel Hill Process Series
    ,
    2009
  • Reading
    ,
    HotInk International Play Festival, NY
    ,
    2008
  • Reading
    ,
    Providence Black Repertory Theater, "First Look" series
    ,
    2008
  • Reading
    ,
    American Repertory Theater
    ,
    2008
  • Workshop
    ,
    Synchronicity Theater, SHEWrites Festival, Atlanta
    ,
    2006
  • Reading
    ,
    Resonance Ensemble, NYC
    ,
    2005
  • Commission
    ,
    University of San Francisco
    ,
    2004

Production History

  • University
    ,
    Trinity College St. David's (Wales) World premiere, Welsh translation
    ,
    2014
  • University
    ,
    King's College, London
    ,
    2014
  • University
    ,
    Davis Center for the Performing Arts, Georgetown
    ,
    2013
  • Professional
    ,
    Ealing's Playhouse, UK
    ,
    2013
  • University
    ,
    Gustavus Adelphi, MN
    ,
    2013
  • University
    ,
    Governor's School for the Arts, VA (high school)
    ,
    2013
  • University
    ,
    Cross Arts/ Flinders University, Australia
    ,
    2013
  • University
    ,
    UC Santa Barbara
    ,
    2012
  • Professional
    ,
    Garage Theater, Santa Monica
    ,
    2012
  • University
    ,
    College of New England
    ,
    2012
  • University
    ,
    University of New Hampshire
    ,
    2011
  • University
    ,
    Charing Cross Theatre, London
    ,
    2011
  • Professional
    ,
    Playbox Theatre, Warwick, UK
    ,
    2010
  • Professional
    ,
    American Repertory Theater (World Premiere)
    ,
    2009

Awards

Winner
,
Plays for the 21st Century Award
,
2010
Winner
,
RISCA Playwriting / Screenwriting Fellowship
,
Rhode Island State Council on the Arts
,
2009
Finalist
,
Griffin Award
,
Griffin Theatre (Australia)
,
2009
Winner
,
Jane Chambers Award
,
ATHE
,
2007