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 and a 2018 finalist for the Princess Grace Playwriting Fellowship.

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ELEVATOR GIRL

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  • Eugenie Carabatsos:
    17 Jul. 2018
    An engaging read! Quick-paced, deeply thoughtful, and relevant.
  • Dave Osmundsen:
    18 Jun. 2018
    A lot of great and relevant themes are explored in this highly theatrical and deeply disturbing piece: Sexual assault, trauma, the dichotomy of fantasy and reality, etc. The dialogue flows along beautifully, and gives enough hints at what the final reveal to be to keep you reading. It’s also incredibly bold in its discussion of sexual assault of not only women, but men too. Designers will have a field day with this play, and I would be intrigued to see it come to life onstage.
  • Kara Emily Krantz:
    7 Jun. 2018
    My first foray into a Donna Hoke play, and how thrilled I am to have had the experience! I had the honor of listening to an incredible staged reading of "Elevator Girl" at InProximity Theatre's Project W Festival. This play is courageous, brilliant, hilarious, nuanced, unapologetic, and necessary. Listening, I found myself transported - I could see the production in front of me - this play could be performed everywhere with a raucous reception. I will be keeping my eye on this one - both the author, and the play!

Development History

  • Reading
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    InProximity Project W Festival, New York
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    2018
  • Reading
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    The Road Theatre Company Summer Play Festival, Los Angeles
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    2017

Awards

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