You Are The Blood

Shelby Boden is a cynical stand-up comedian trying to survive in the shadow of her father, a man who's done bad, bad things. When she discovers that her father is marrying Sylvia, an eccentric young performance artist that writes to criminals, morbid curiosity leads these two women to develop a strange, charged friendship. With the looming and dangerous presence of the bloodshed in their bloodline, the...
Shelby Boden is a cynical stand-up comedian trying to survive in the shadow of her father, a man who's done bad, bad things. When she discovers that her father is marrying Sylvia, an eccentric young performance artist that writes to criminals, morbid curiosity leads these two women to develop a strange, charged friendship. With the looming and dangerous presence of the bloodshed in their bloodline, the entire Boden family is left contending with damages that could be irreparable.
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You Are The Blood

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  • Arthur M Jolly:
    26 Aug. 2018
    Stunning in its ability to take the audience on a journey at once utterly unfamiliar and yet deeply resonant. We recognize the shared humanity of people living lives we can barely imagine... a tour de force. Ashley Rose Wellman has a knack for finding the extremes and presenting them so simply, so true to life, that we find ourselves swept along, quietly nodding: Well, of course that's what it's like to grow up as the child of a convicted serial killer. How else could it be? This is an amazing play.
  • Joanna Castle Miller:
    10 Jul. 2018
    A captivating dark comedy that is at once hilarious and terrifying. This play perfectly blends humor while still respecting the fragility and complexity of the subject matter. A must-read and must-see for anyone interested in true crime and its repercussions.
  • Unicorn Theatre:
    6 Apr. 2018
    This play was a SEMIFINALIST for the 2017-2018 In-Progress New Play Reading Series at Unicorn Theatre in Kansas City, Missouri. It is our pleasure to support YOU ARE THE BLOOD.

Development History

  • Reading
    ,
    Rogue Machine Theatre
    ,
    2017
  • Reading
    ,
    Ensemble Studio Theatre LA
    ,
    2017
  • Workshop
    ,
    Midnight Summit Ensemble
    ,
    2017
  • Reading
    ,
    Last Frontier Theatre Conference
    ,
    2016
  • Reading
    ,
    University of Southern California
    ,
    2016

Awards

Second Round of Playwriting Competition
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Austin Film Festival
,
2017
Finalist
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National Playwrights Conference
,
Eugene O'Neill Theater Center
,
2017
Semi-Finalist
,
Princess Grace Award
,
Princess Grace Foundation-USA
,
2017