bad things happen here

​The nation has never been healthier. Crime is down. Streets are clean. Civility reigns. But out of the corner of your eye, you might catch a glimpse of the men keeping things orderly. In a series of brief, enigmatic scenes, two women take us into the heart of a nation that has been disciplined by violence,
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bad things happen here

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  • Patricia Milton:
    10 May. 2019
    Such dread is generated by these short, spare scenes. Terrific use of language, creating edge-of-the-seat suspense and engagement. Well done!
  • Courtney Meaker:
    2 Jan. 2019
    bad things happen here is a beautiful and gut-wrenching two-person play about a world that's falling apart. Multiple vignettes give small insight into a world that's terrifying and definitely out to to get you. Truly breathtaking were a series of factory scenes that slowly peel away what's being processed at the factory and why. This is a play that offers shivers, terror, tears, and surprising laughs. It's one you'll be thinking about long after you put it down.
  • Catherine Weingarten:
    3 Aug. 2017
    A bleak, post apocalyptic play that draws you in and spits you out. Eric is a new voice to watch in the American theater and this play feels so timely and freaky! The structure of the play is adventurous ans it exciting to get to watch 2 women play so many characters and wrestle with eachother in so many ways all within an hour, an excitinf challenge for an actor.

Development History

  • Reading
    ,
    PTP/NYC
    ,
    2017
  • Reading
    ,
    Play Date at Pete's
    ,
    2016

Production History

  • Fringe
    ,
    Edinburgh Festival Fringe
    ,
    2018
  • University
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    University of Iowa
    ,
    2017

Awards

Finalist
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Berliner Festspiele Stuckemarkt
,
2019
Semi-Finalist
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PlayPenn
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2017