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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  • 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.
  • Gina Femia:
    28 Oct. 2018
    I LOVE THIS PLAY. One of the most effective plays I've read that deals with male toxicity and the real dangers of being an internet sensation, populated with well drawn characters and a lot of humor. Such a powerful play, and one begging to be produced. I really hope to see it up on its feet someday soon.

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