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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  • 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!
  • Rachel Bublitz:
    27 Apr. 2018
    ELEVATOR GIRL is funny and smart and fierce in very exciting ways. What I enjoy most about it, is that Hoke gives us three complex characters that I wasn't always rooting for, and certainly didn't always agree with, but characters that I was invested in completely. Overall a really different and interesting approach to talk about rape culture and consent. And, as I believe we need to talk about these things in every way possible right now, incredibly relevant.

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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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