Wendy and the Neckbeards

Wendy, a 17 year old plus sized, body positive makeup artist with her own YouTube channel, is having her life exploded by internet trolls - represented by a Chorus of Neckbeards. Jess discovers that her long term boyfriend Chad spends his time harassing young women on the internet to "blow off steam". From here, the two stories converge in an examination of the current era of internet harassment,...
Wendy, a 17 year old plus sized, body positive makeup artist with her own YouTube channel, is having her life exploded by internet trolls - represented by a Chorus of Neckbeards. Jess discovers that her long term boyfriend Chad spends his time harassing young women on the internet to "blow off steam". From here, the two stories converge in an examination of the current era of internet harassment, toxic masculinity, and the cycle of abuse towards women in America.
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Wendy and the Neckbeards

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  • Olivia Haller:
    31 May. 2019
    I was immediately drawn into this play and it has stuck with me ever since I finished reading it. It addresses toxic masculinity in a way that is accessible and often hilarious yet solidly grounded in emotional truth. What this play has to say is urgent, and I would not only jump in line for a ticket to see it, but tell everyone I know to see it too.
  • Lisa Huberman:
    11 Apr. 2019
    I am obsessed with this play. Wendy and the Neckbeards is like an absurd fever dream through the dark heart of Trump-era misogyny and online harassment. Wildly theatrical, terrifyingly relevant, achingly human, and balls-to-the-walls hilarious. This play needs to be seen!
  • Liz Duffy Adams:
    16 Feb. 2019
    Wendy and the Neckbeards is sharp as a knife, timely, funny, compassionate, furious and heartbroken. It needs to be produced NOW.

Development History

  • Reading
    ,
    Theatre of NOTE
    ,
    2019
  • Reading
    ,
    The Room at New Georges
    ,
    2018
  • Reading
    ,
    Jimmy's 43
    ,
    2017

Awards

Semi-Finalist
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PlayPenn
,
2019
Honorable Mention
,
The Kilroys List
,
The Kilroys
,
2019
Semi-Finalist
,
Bay Area Playwrights Festival
,
Playwrights Foundation
,
2018
Honorable Mention
,
Jane Chambers Playwriting Award
,
2018
Finalist
,
Writing Fellows Program
,
The Playwrights Realm
,
2017
Honorable Mention
,
The Relentless Award
,
American Playwriting Foundation
,
2017