Tectonic Mélange

When Tara, a petroleum geologist, surveys for minerals in a small town in North Dakota, she uncovers more than she expected- including deep community tensions and a darker side of herself.
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Tectonic Mélange

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  • Premiere Stages at Kean University:
    24 Mar. 2017
    Premiere Stages, the professional Equity theater in residence at Kean University, is pleased to recognize "Tectonic Mélange," by Deborah Yarchun, as a semifinalist in the 2017 Premiere Stages Play Festival. "Tectonic Mélange" rose through a competitive selection process conducted by Premiere staff and an outside panel of theater professionals over the course of five months to be one of 18 semifinalists out of roughly 400 submissions to the Festival. The panel was particularly impressed by the play's deconstruction of American stereotypes, its environmental focus, and the rigor of its research. Our congratulations and thanks to Deborah.

Character Information

  • Tara
    28,
    Female
    A geologist. From California.
  • Steve
    30,
    Male
    An environmentalist. From Whisper.
  • Liz
    56,
    Female
    A farmer. From Whisper.
  • Andy
    58,
    Male
    A farmer. Liz’s husband. From Whisper.

Development History

  • Reading
    ,
    Circle City New Play Festival
    ,
    2017
  • Workshop
    ,
    TheatreSquared's Arkansas New Play Festival
    ,
    2016
  • Reading
    ,
    Ensemble Studio Theatre
    ,
    2015
  • Workshop
    ,
    The Playwrights' Center
    ,
    2015
  • Commission
    ,
    EST/Sloan Foundation
    ,
    2014

Awards

Winner
,
University of Arkansas' Kernodle New Play Award
,
University of Arkansas
,
2016
Finalist
,
ATHE Excellence in Playwriting Award
,
American Theatre in Higher Education
,
2016