Pilgrims

On a ship to colonize a newly discovered planet, a soldier and a teenage girl find themselves quarantined together in a cabin and are forced to explore their own traumatic pasts and roles in a dying society.
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Pilgrims

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  • Cheryl Bear:
    2 Aug. 2020
    When all you have is each other in the midst of war, it makes for an intoxicating connection. The trauma, the circumstances, the uncertainty, and the questions all make for a riveting plot that leaves you hanging on every word. Great work!
  • Nick Malakhow:
    27 Apr. 2020
    As others have mentioned, this is a truly captivating and compelling play that takes you in from the start. The evolving and mysterious dynamic between and circumstances surrounding girl and soldier are endlessly intriguing! I found myself being swept up with the narrative and not getting bogged down in trying to constantly guess what was happening. That is a testament to the rich sci-fi world that Kiechel establishes with just a couple of characters. The details she provides about the circumstances of this world are well-chosen and rich. Haunting and stunning images abound! Produce this!
  • Jan Rosenberg:
    22 Apr. 2020
    I have chills from reading this. Claire is easily becoming one of my new favorite playwrights. I haven't been this excited from a script in a long time. It's also a helluva time to be reading this during quarantine, but highly recommended! I hope there's a future where I get to see this performed!

Development History

  • Reading
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    Youngblood/Bloodworks, Ensemble Studio Theatre
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    2016
  • Reading
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    Pipeline Theatre Company
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    2015

Awards

Finalist
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O'Neill Theatre Conference
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2016
Finalist
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Leah Ryan Fund for Emerging Women Writers
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2016