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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  • Arthur M Jolly:
    23 Aug. 2019
    A phenomenal play. Absolutely enthralling - it pulls you into a world at once disconcertingly unfamiliar and simultaneously utterly recognizable. The relationship between Soldier and Girl fluidly changes dynamics, always engaging, always under high tension like a lava lamp filled with nitroglycerin. The ending left me stunned.
  • Chloe Loos:
    27 Oct. 2017
    Beautiful, intimate piece that examines PTSD and war in a near-future setting that is both distant yet incredibly possible. Fascinating character dynamics.
  • Gina Femia:
    10 May. 2016
    This play gripped me and wouldn't let me go. One of the most powerful plays about PTSD in the context of science fiction I've ever read. At once heartpounding and deeply emotional, Claire Kiechel has a unique, distinct voice in theatre. I hope to see this play produced soon.

Development History

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