Space Girl

FULL LENGTH: Arugula Suarez just wants to fit in. But it’s not easy when you’re a 16 year old alien from the Planet Zlagdor. Stuck in a world where the only things that make sense are Roller Derby and salad, Arugula and her father, Nancy, must find out what it means to be human before time runs out for Planet Earth.
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Space Girl

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  • Liz Oppelt:
    8 Apr. 2024
    This script is so fun! It's funny with great characters and lots of room for interesting tech. But it also has heart and makes you care about the characters. The best kind of comedy.
  • Toby Malone:
    15 Dec. 2020
    Isn't it wonderful when you find a play that shows you all of the joy and glory and confusion of humanity when it's reflected through a pair of aliens from the planet Zlagdor, including the optimistic anthropologist father named Nancy and his rollerderby-skating daughter Arugula, just coming to terms with her sexuality and other confusing things. It's a beautifully crafted, loving, laugh-out-loud ride that should be (and IS being!) produced all over. Keep an eye out for 'Space Girl' - it's going to be everywhere really soon.
  • Elizabeth Andrews Zitelli:
    24 Jul. 2019
    Delightful! Similar in comedic alien-out-of-place, fish-out-of-water tone to "Third Rock from the Sun" but ultimately deeper and more resonant than that. Full of quirky specificity.

Development History

  • Reading
    ,
    Alliance Theatre
    ,
    2017
  • Reading
    ,
    5th Wall Productions
    ,
    2017
  • Reading
    ,
    Idle Muse Theatre, Athena Festival
    ,
    2016
  • Reading
    ,
    Women's Theater Festival (Raleigh, NC)
    ,
    2016

Production History

  • University
    ,
    Meredith College
    ,
    2021
  • High School
    ,
    Pankow Performing Arts
    ,
    2021
  • High School
    ,
    Eagan High School
    ,
    2021
  • High School
    ,
    Blue Valley North High
    ,
    2021
  • High School
    ,
    Durham School of the Arts
    ,
    2021
  • University
    ,
    Slippery Rock University
    ,
    2020
  • Professional
    ,
    Plays in the House
    ,
    2020
  • High School
    ,
    George Washington High School
    ,
    2020
  • University
    ,
    Idlewild Theatre Ensemble
    ,
    2020
  • University
    ,
    Fort Scott Community College
    ,
    2020
  • High School
    ,
    Bishop Kelly High School
    ,
    2020
  • University
    ,
    Denison Independent Theater Association
    ,
    2020
  • High School
    ,
    The Winsor School
    ,
    2020
  • High School
    ,
    Pathways High
    ,
    2020
  • High School
    ,
    Providence Country Day School
    ,
    2020
  • High School
    ,
    Longleaf School of the Arts
    ,
    2019
  • High School
    ,
    Piedmont High School
    ,
    2019
  • High School
    ,
    Summer School for the Performing Arts
    ,
    2019
  • High School
    ,
    Wagner Middle School
    ,
    2019
  • University
    ,
    Spectrum Theatre Company, Northwestern University
    ,
    2018
  • High School
    ,
    Thomas Edison High School
    ,
    2018
  • Professional
    ,
    National Women's Theatre Festival
    ,
    2017
  • Professional
    ,
    The Weird Sisters Theatre Project
    ,
    2017

Awards

Finalist
,
Alliance/Kendeda Prize for Graduate Playwriting
,
Alliance Theatre
,
2017
Semi-Finalist
,
Princess Grace Award
,
Princess Grace Foundation
,
2016
Finalist
,
Panowksi Playwriting Award
,
Northern Michigan University
,
2016