tender of you too

FULL LENGTH: High-schoolers Allegra and Tara meet when cast in the school play as Frances Willard and Mary Bannister — two historical leaders of the late-1800s Women's Christian Temperance Movement, who shared a "very close friendship." Through rehearsals, sleepovers and Ouija boards, Allegra and Tara explore just how similar — and dissimilar — they are to Frances and Mary.
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tender of you too

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  • Stephen Kaplan:
    25 Nov. 2017
    This play does a fantastic job of capturing the voices of teenage girls and the confusion and excitement that comes when one is dealing with these new feelings and discoveries. The writing is very accessible and the weaving of the historical figures into the piece feels effortless and elevates the themes and resonance of the piece.
  • Eugene O'Neill Theater Center:
    27 Apr. 2016
    It is the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center's pleasure to recommend Anya Richkind and their play tender of you too as a finalist for our 2016 National Playwrights Conference. The play rose through a competitive, anonymous, multileveled selection process that took nearly nine months to execute. As one of 54 finalists out of more than 1,450 submissions, the strength of its writing has allowed this work to prosper in such a competitive selection process. Our readers especially appreciated the humor and sensitivity of language in this work.

Development History

  • Reading
    ,
    Red Caravan, New York City
    ,
    2016
  • Reading
    ,
    Hysteria Theatre, New York City
    ,
    2016
  • Reading
    ,
    Calhoun Cabaret, Yale College
    ,
    2015
  • Workshop
    ,
    O'Neill Playwriting Mentorship Program at Yale University
    ,
    2014

Production History

  • Fringe
    ,
    The Tank
    ,
    2018
  • University
    ,
    Morse/Stiles Crescent, Yale College
    ,
    2016

Awards

Semi-Finalist
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National Playwrights Conference
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Eugene O'Neill Theater Center
,
2017
Finalist
,
National Playwrights Conference
,
Eugene O'Neill Theater Center
,
2016
Honorable Mention
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Student Jane Chambers Playwriting Award
,
Women in Theatre Program
,
2016