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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  • Cameron Houg:
    16 Jan. 2019
    I cannot possibly recommend this play enough. The characters are great, the story is engaging, and it's an incredibly fast read that makes it hard to put the script down.

    It is often hilarious but in a dark and insidious way. I found myself constantly going "OH NO" and putting my head in my hands as the characters made decisions that they were unable to see the implications of. A perfect reflection of where our society is at in regards to rape culture.

    This play NEEDS to be produced.
  • Alexander Utz:
    16 Jan. 2019
    Sure to be a conversation-starter, Elevator Girl is timely and thought-provoking piece. The script plays with the idea of what it means to be a "good guy" or "bad guy" through the lens of the superhero genre, to fascinating effect.
  • Rohina Malik:
    14 Jan. 2019
    Such original writing! I saw the Chicago production and loved it. Great work!

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