EVERYDAY EDNA MAE

An often-humorous look at a life that could have been squashed but instead rises strong and confident. Young Edna Mae yearns to be a visual artist, but a nagging body obsession deflects her focus. Middle-aged Edna Mae finds life in a stodgy town and marriage to an unsympathetic husband have blocked her creativity. She has struggled to maintain her artistic edge, but colors have literally drained from her life...
An often-humorous look at a life that could have been squashed but instead rises strong and confident. Young Edna Mae yearns to be a visual artist, but a nagging body obsession deflects her focus. Middle-aged Edna Mae finds life in a stodgy town and marriage to an unsympathetic husband have blocked her creativity. She has struggled to maintain her artistic edge, but colors have literally drained from her life to the point where all she sees is sepia. At a Starbucks in San Diego, Edna Mae decides to not return to her midwest, apple-pie home, but rather seize the day. In this 90-minute story, we finally see elderly Edna Mae -- almost homeless, but happy as a clam doing what she loves with self-confidence enough to share with a young, homeless girl - the granddaughter she never met.
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EVERYDAY EDNA MAE

Development History

  • Reading
    ,
    Manhattan Oracles
    ,
    2014
  • Workshop
    ,
    Emerging Artists Theatre, NYC
    ,
    2014

Production History

  • Workshop
    ,
    Articulate Theatre Company
    ,
    2017
  • Workshop
    ,
    Planet Connections Theatre Festivity.
    ,
    2017
  • Workshop
    ,
    FRIGID New York Festival of a production by Bricken + Birch
    ,
    2015

Awards

Selection
,
Outstanding Playwriting of a New Play
,
Planet Connections Theatre Festivity
,
2017
Selection
,
Outstanding Acting (2 nominations)
,
Planet Connections Theatre Festivity
,
2017