< 3

[full length] 14-year-old Ellie is a good kid. It’s the worst. 25-year-old David is grown-up. It’s the worst. Is it more dangerous to grow up too fast or too slowly?
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  • Audrey Lang:
    29 Jan. 2021
    Alongside a compelling story, with several threads that get weaved together in the most intriguing yet inevitable way, "< 3" has an incredible sense of pace that kept me constantly engaged. The young characters feel authentically young even as they are trying to grow up faster than they should have to. I would love to see this play performed.
  • Cheryl Bear:
    23 Jan. 2021
    Terrific insight into growing up, experiencing relationships and expectations in a social media age. Well done.
  • Nick Malakhow:
    20 Apr. 2020
    I was quickly engrossed in this intimate piece that explores large themes of adolescence, peer pressure, failed/failing relationships, and broken expectations. I particularly loved how, throughout the first several scenes, it was unclear what the relationship was between the two main narrative strands. Ellie and Tracy's dynamic was rendered in a pitch-perfect manner. David and Alice's relationship illuminated the particular sadness and disconnection of a young couple tied together by increasingly tenuous threads. The whole piece is conducted with a quietness and subtlety that is theatrical, tender, and microscopically focused. A poignant cross-section of people is presented here.

Character Information

  • DAVID
    25,
    Any
    ,
    Male
  • PETER
    24,
    Any
    ,
    Male
  • ELLIE
    14,
    Any
    ,
    Female
  • TRACY
    16,
    Any
    ,
    Female
  • ALICE
    26,
    Any
    ,
    Female
  • SANDRA
    40s,
    Any
    ,
    Female

Development History

  • Workshop
    ,
    Seven Devils Playwrights Conference
    ,
    2015

Awards

Selection
,
Seven Devils Playwrights Conference
,
id Theater
,
2015