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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  • Michael Weems:
    9 Oct. 2018
    An incredibly relevant play for our times. This exploration on revenge, fantasy, and violence is told with natural, honest dialogue that has a perfect flow and a trio of well drawn characters. Hoke's 'Vanessa' goes on an eye opening journey that keeps the reader hooked for the entire play.
  • Caitlyn Manfre:
    30 Sep. 2018
    This incredibly relevant story sheds light on a very female+ sense of sexual fear and desire for justice that is too often misunderstood by men - without being preachy. Messages about rape culture, and sexual violence are conveyed through relatable and complex characters in a way that seemlessly draws the audience in. Because of the way Hoke frames this story, people who tend to be more resistant to this type of narrative will still be drawn in. This story is important for our time.
  • Eugenie Carabatsos:
    17 Jul. 2018
    An engaging read! Quick-paced, deeply thoughtful, and relevant.

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