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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  • 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.
  • Ignition Arts:
    24 May. 2018
    A heart-melting alien invasion tale with quirky humor reminiscent of THIRD ROCK FROM THE SUN and THE NEIGHBORS but from a uniquely adolescent perspective. Replete with roller derby, salad and a dad named Nancy. Touching, smart and genuinely funny, but also full of the pathos and regret emblematic of growing up. Ultimately, it begs the question: is humanity worth saving? Honest monologues for a young adult actress.

Development History

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

Production History

  • Professional
    ,
    Plays in the House
    ,
    2020
  • High School
    ,
    Longleaf School of the Arts
    ,
    2019
  • High School
    ,
    Piedmont High School
    ,
    2019
  • High School
    ,
    Summer School for the Performing Arts
    ,
    2019
  • University
    ,
    Spectrum Theatre Company, Northwestern University
    ,
    2018
  • High School
    ,
    Thomas Edison High School
    ,
    2018
  • Community Theater
    ,
    Women's Theater Festival (Raleigh, NC)
    ,
    2017
  • Professional
    ,
    The Weird Sisters Theatre Project
    ,
    2017

Awards

Finalist
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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