A Series of Inelastic Collisions

After the death of her husband, Rain moves in with her estranged son, whose recent religious conversion has brought on major life changes, including fostering two teenagers. Isolated from her family, Rain finds connection and intimacy with the strangers she interacts with while phone-banking for her preferred presidential candidate.
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A Series of Inelastic Collisions

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  • Daniel Hirsch:
    25 Jun. 2021
    It was so satisfying to spend some time with a richly layered portrait of an American family in this current very troubled time in American life. Each character of Rain's clan felt fully realized and wonderfully complex. This play was at times moving, funny, and always tender.
  • Cheryl Bear:
    22 Jun. 2021
    A powerful look at political and family identities, the effects of them and the psychology that drives it all. Well done.
  • David Davila:
    4 May. 2021
    A deep and thoughtful take on the state of civility in the United States in the post-Trump era, and an intimate look at the role that parenting plays in the political ideals of children. I was deeply moved by Rain and her family, both biological and adopted, and moved to tears by their small gestures of love for each other. A very moving piece that demands a production immediately... is Diane Weist available?

Development History

  • Workshop
    ,
    New World Theatre
    ,
    2021
  • Workshop
    ,
    Landing Theatre
    ,
    2021
  • Reading
    ,
    Cue Zero Theatre Company
    ,
    2020
  • Reading
    ,
    At Home Artists Project
    ,
    2020

Awards

Semi-Finalist
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Eugene O'Neill Theatre Conference
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2020