Dr. Ride's American Beach House

It’s 1983, the evening before Dr. Sally Ride’s historic space flight. Hundreds of miles from the launch, a group of women with passionate opinions and no opportunities sit on a sweltering St. Louis rooftop watching life pass them by. Their uncharted desires bump up against American norms of sex and power in this intimate snapshot of queer anti-heroines.
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Dr. Ride's American Beach House

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  • Shaun Leisher:
    6 Apr. 2021
    BUY THIS PLAY!!! PRODUCE THIS PLAY!!! I could spend so much more time with all these characters but Birkenmeier has given us a perfect peek into their lives. A play about a huge moment in history and big themes that is sooooo intimate.
  • Robert Robinson:
    6 Apr. 2020
    I would like to be able to recommend this play, but the script is nowhere to be found. Can't recommend it if I can't read it. Can you help?

Development History

  • Commission
    ,
    Ars Nova
    ,
    2017

Production History

  • Professional
    ,
    Ars Nova
    ,
    2019

Awards

Finalist
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LGBTQ Drama
,
Lambda Literary
,
2020