ELEVATOR GIRL

Elevator Girl was never meant to be more than an urban legend, a sexual revenge fantasy created by Vanessa and her graphic illustrator boyfriend. But when the comic superhero unleashes her boyfriend’s darkest fantasies, as well as a flesh-and-blood copycat, Vanessa must stop EG in her tracks—with the truth. A 2017 O'Neill finalist.
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ELEVATOR GIRL

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  • Sarah Tuft:
    19 Jan. 2018
    Donna Hoke’s ELEVATOR GIRL packs a powerful punch. Riffing off the hyper-sexualized world of superhero comics, the play turns that world on its head to reveal the damaging impact of its inherent misogyny. ELEVATOR GIRL’s relatable contemporary characters give the play a light touch while drawing us in for its quietly moving revelations. Witty and poignant, this is a play for today’s #MeToo era.
  • Samantha Charlip:
    23 Oct. 2017
    A darkly and quietly political piece, Elevator Girl uses a cartoon as both an everyday feminist heroine and the target male sexualization to explore the bounds of fantasy and reality. A deeply relevant play for a culture in turmoil.
  • Robert Lynn:
    23 Oct. 2017
    Theatrical, engaging, and thought-provoking without being heavy-handed, Elevator Girl takes a sharp stick and pokes at our views toward sexual assault and objectification using the vehicle of graphic novel/superhero culture, which is symptomatic of the same issues.

Development History

  • Reading
    ,
    Wide-Eyed Productions
    ,
    2017
  • Reading
    ,
    Crash Box Theatre
    ,
    2017
  • Reading
    ,
    The Road Theatre Company Summer Play Festival
    ,
    2017
  • Reading
    ,
    Road Less Traveled Productions
    ,
    2016
  • Reading
    ,
    Western Michigan University--Gwen Frostic Playwright-in-Residence
    ,
    2016

Awards

Finalist
,
O'Neill
,
O'Neill Center
,
2017
Semi-Finalist
,
Austin Film Festival Stageplay Competition
,
Austin Film Festival
,
2017
Semi-Finalist
,
Stageplay Competition
,
Austin Film Festival
,
2017
Finalist
,
First Flight Festival
,
Boomerang
,
2017