Technicolor Life

Winner of The Aurora Theater Company's Global Age Project (GAP) Prize, John Gassner Memorial Playwriting Award, and Ashland New Plays Festival. Finalist for 2016 PEN Literary Award for Drama, Princess Grace Playwriting Fellowship and O’Neill National Playwrights Conference. Readings at New York Theatre Workshop and The Lark. Fellow at WordBRIDGE.
World Premiere at REP Stage as part of the Women...
Winner of The Aurora Theater Company's Global Age Project (GAP) Prize, John Gassner Memorial Playwriting Award, and Ashland New Plays Festival. Finalist for 2016 PEN Literary Award for Drama, Princess Grace Playwriting Fellowship and O’Neill National Playwrights Conference. Readings at New York Theatre Workshop and The Lark. Fellow at WordBRIDGE.
World Premiere at REP Stage as part of the Women's Voices Theater Festival; Fall 2015.
Australian Premiere at The Depot Theatre; Summer 2017.

Maxine, a book smart teenager, is caught between her older sister, a wounded soldier who just returned from the war in Iraq, and her ailing grandmother with a flair for American Musicals. With the help of her new imaginary friends—Lorelei Lee and Dorothy Shaw from Gentlemen Prefer Blondes—Maxine secretly creates a dating profile for her sister and successfully sets her up with another wounded vet. Life takes a darker turn when her grandmother announces she'll be ending her life and wants her family to support her final wish by throwing her a good-bye party. With that, Maxine has to grow up fast.
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Technicolor Life

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  • Donna Hoke:
    12 Apr. 2018
    Wow. I just added Jami Brandli to my list of favorite writers. Her words, and her story, crackle, sparkle, jump off the page. It's such rich, layered, theatrical, image-laden, and absolutely stellar work; I can't wait to read more.
  • Eugene O'Neill Theater Center:
    12 May. 2017
    It is the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center's pleasure to recommend Jami Brandli and their play Technicolor Life as a finalist for our 2011 National Playwrights Conference. The play rose through a competitive, anonymous, multileveled selection process that took nearly nine months to execute. As one finalist out of hundreds of submissions, the strength of this play’s writing has allowed this work to prosper in such a competitive selection process.
  • Anne Flanagan:
    16 Jan. 2016
    Equal parts hilarious and deeply touching, Technicolor Life is a joyous celebration of life and a moving tribute to those that soldier on in spite of wounds, both physical and emotional.

Production History

  • Professional
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    Upcoming World Premiere at Rep Stage as part of DC's Women's Voices Theatre Festival; Oct - Nov, 2015
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    2015