PULP VÉRITÉ

Playwrights Center March 3rd 2021. Joy is an active member of the filmmaking collective Pulp Vérité when she is captured and held overseas for years until she escapes to the United States for the impossible: to bring her sister who is still a captive with ISIS home. "Pulp Vérité owns the naiveté of these young American filmmakers; with all we are currently politically facing, Pulp Vérité is a race against time."
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PULP VÉRITÉ

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  • Cheryl Bear:
    7 Mar. 2021
    Excellent insight into the world we live in as journalists and filmmakers fight to bring a better world as we cope with brutality and trauma. Well done.
  • Emma Goldman-Sherman:
    4 Mar. 2021
    LOVE this fabulously theatrical play about the ways in which we are all complicit in the bloodshed in the Middle East. Skillman skillfully provides the artists' point of view, the desire to expose the truth, and then she complicates this with reality (in particular the reality of media). A very moving story of love, trauma and loss that can touch all of us and help us to face how we continue to allow our country to foment and perpetuate heinous crimes for our comforts. Beautifully done!
  • Aaron Coleman:
    18 Dec. 2020
    A timely, thrilling piece that gives an unwavering look at how conflicts in the Middle East trickle down to American lives today. It is a deft exploration on how youthful ideologies yearn create a better world, but invariably face high-stakes challenges. It also shows how media--in this case filmmaking--influences the narrative, and how the result may be searingly unexpected. A great play for an ensemble cast looking to dig into rich material.

Development History

  • Workshop
    ,
    The Workshop Theater- NYC - Upcoming March
    ,
    2020
  • Reading
    ,
    Urban Stages
    ,
    2019
  • Workshop
    ,
    Playwrights Foundation
    ,
    2018
  • Residency
    ,
    Town Stages Fellowship Workshop
    ,
    2018
  • Reading
    ,
    Cherry Lane Theater
    ,
    2017
  • Workshop
    ,
    Judson Church Magic Time Series
    ,
    2017
  • Reading
    ,
    Project Y Theatre Company
    ,
    2016
  • Reading
    ,
    Lark Theater
    ,
    2016
  • Commission
    ,
    Clifford Odets Ensemble Play Commission
    ,
    2015

Production History

  • University
    ,
    Lee Strasberg Theater & Film Institute
    ,
    2015

Awards

Playwright in Residence
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MSU
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2019
Honorable Mention
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2019 KILROYS LIST
,
The Kilroys
,
2019
Finalist
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Bay Area Playwrights Festival
,
Bay Area Playwrights Foundation
,
2018
Selection
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Last Frontier Theatre Conference
,
Last Frontier Theatre
,
2018
Semi-Finalist
,
O'Neill National Playwrights Conference
,
Eugene O'Neill Theater Center
,
2018
Finalist
,
Space at Ryder Farm
,
Space at Ryder Farm
,
2018
Semi-Finalist
,
Seven Devils ​Playwrights Conference
,
Id Theater
,
2018