The Art of Disappearing

Primus Prize 2016 Finalist O'Neill Playwrights Conference 2013 Semi-Finalist Princess Grace Award 2008 Finalist When Melissa receives a mysterious invitation to brunch from her mother after a two-year estrangement, she returns to a home where nothing is as it seems. Fathers lie, friends leave and she herself is failing in the artist’s world she covets- as her mother practices the art of disappearing...
Primus Prize 2016 Finalist O'Neill Playwrights Conference 2013 Semi-Finalist Princess Grace Award 2008 Finalist When Melissa receives a mysterious invitation to brunch from her mother after a two-year estrangement, she returns to a home where nothing is as it seems. Fathers lie, friends leave and she herself is failing in the artist’s world she covets- as her mother practices the art of disappearing before her very eyes. The devastating truth she discovers in her parents’ house threatens to tear all of them apart for good. Will Melissa stay and fight for her family? Or will she disappear too?
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The Art of Disappearing

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  • E. M. Lewis:
    29 May. 2015
    This is a beautiful play about the devastation of Alzheimers, and a family trying to figure out how to cope. Check it out!

Development History

  • Workshop
    ,
    16th Street Theater
    ,
    2013
  • Reading
    ,
    Chicago Dramatists
    ,
    2012
  • Reading
    ,
    The Blank Theatre
    ,
    2009
  • Reading
    ,
    Moving Arts
    ,
    2006

Production History

  • Professional
    ,
    16th Street Theatre - Berwyn, IL
    ,
    2015

Awards

Finalist
,
Primus Prize
,
American Theater Critics Association
,
2016
Finalist
,
Princess Grace Award
,
Princess Grace Foundation
,
2008