ELEVATOR GIRL

Finalist, O'Neill National Play Conference
Finalist, Princess Grace Fellowship

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.

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ELEVATOR GIRL

Recommended by

  • Scott Carter Cooper:
    16 Mar. 2019
    Saw the Vanguard Arts Collective production of Elevator Girl in Chicago. A crisp satire that combines the national epidemic of sexual assault with the national craze for super heroes. This piece not only explores the impact of sexual assault and imagines the different responses between the traditional genders, but will generate a lively discussion among theatre goers long after the final curtain.
  • Sarah King:
    25 Feb. 2019
    I feel like words can't really describe the excellence of this play. You really need to read it to understand. Highly recommend!
  • L.C. Bernadine:
    6 Feb. 2019
    Got to see this play on the Chicago leg of its journey, and it prompted so many conversations afterwards about fantasies turned upside down and inside out, and about violence and what it poisons. All done in a very non-traditional way by Donna Hoke -- (as sad as it is to say that there even is a "traditional way" to tell the story of violence against women)

Character Information

  • Vanessa
    24-26,
    Female
    Peter’s girlfriend, an editorial assistant
  • Peter
    20s,
    Any
    ,
    Male
    Vanessa’s boyfriend, Richard’s roommate, an animation artist
  • Richard
    24-26,
    Any
    ,
    Male
    Peter's roommate, an editorial assistant

Development History

  • Reading
    ,
    InProximity Project W Festival, New York
    ,
    2018
  • Reading
    ,
    The Road Theatre Company Summer Play Festival, Los Angeles
    ,
    2017
  • Residency
    ,
    Road Less Traveled Productions
    ,
    2016

Awards

Finalist
,
Princess Grace Playwriting Fellowship
,
Princess Grace Foundation
,
2018
Finalist
,
O'Neill
,
O'Neill Center
,
2017
Finalist
,
First Flight Festival
,
Boomerang
,
2017