Katie and Dom Are Friends

KATIE and DOM are 20-something work friends who share a cramped office at a small Boston nonprofit and bond quickly over the bland weirdness of the job neither of them really wants. During a game of Never Have I Ever to pass the time, Katie accidentally Really Over-Shares about her personal life and Dom jumps at the chance to support her and become real friends. Katie, just beginning the hard work of dealing...
KATIE and DOM are 20-something work friends who share a cramped office at a small Boston nonprofit and bond quickly over the bland weirdness of the job neither of them really wants. During a game of Never Have I Ever to pass the time, Katie accidentally Really Over-Shares about her personal life and Dom jumps at the chance to support her and become real friends. Katie, just beginning the hard work of dealing with her anxiety and chasing better for herself with her good-humored therapist DR. CHARLENE, apprehensively accepts his clumsy offer of help. Meanwhile, Dom’s effortlessly cool girlfriend JULES worries over his interest in Katie, and wonders what life would be like as Just Jules. With well-meaning support from Katie’s rock star best friend MELISSA and Dom’s college bros JAKE and AARON, Katie and Dom attempt the other hard work of letting an unexpected friendship change their lives. "Katie and Dom Are Friends" is a messy comedy about honoring your friendships, honoring your needs, and getting out of your own goddamn way.
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Katie and Dom Are Friends

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  • Playwrights Foundation:
    7 Apr. 2020
    Playwrights Foundation enthusiastically recommends this play, KATIE AND DOM ARE FRIENDS, as a Semi-Finalist for the Bay Area Playwrights Festival 2020. We were moved by the quality of the writing and the relevant and compelling themes that spoke to the mission of our festival. It excelled in a competitive process of 735 plays submitted this year and rose to the top after a six month long process discussing its merits with both national and local Bay Area readers, and we hope it moves swiftly towards production.

Character Information

  • KATHERINE (KATIE)
    Mid-20s,
    Any Race/Ethnicity
    ,
    Female
    Funny, self-deprecating, deeply anxious: she’s got a lot going on and isn’t handling it all that well
  • DOMINIC (DOM)
    Mid-20s,
    Any Race/Ethnicity
    ,
    Male
    Charming, caring, decent: he wants to be the best boyfriend and friend he can, even though he’s not sure he’s all that good at either
  • JULIANNE (JULES)
    Mid-20s,
    Any Race/Ethnicity
    ,
    Female
    Smart and together, she’s the real deal Cool Girl we all wish we were and Dom’s girlfriend (also doubles as MELISSA'S DATE)
  • MELISSA
    Mid-20s,
    Any Race/Ethnicity
    ,
    Female
    Katie’s supportive, confident, dream best friend we all wish we had; too bad she lives so far away (also doubles as TALIA)
  • DR. CHARLENE
    50s,
    Any Race/Ethnicity
    ,
    Female
    Katie’s warm, no-nonsense therapist: she wants better for you and she wants you to want better for yourself
  • JAKE and AARON
    Mid-20s,
    Any Race/Ethnicity
    ,
    Male
    Dom’s surprisingly thoughtful and open college bros (both also double as MELISSA'S FRIENDS, JAKE doubles as PATRICK, AARON doubles as SCOTT)

Development History

  • Workshop
    ,
    Davenport Theatrical Enterprises - Professional Writers Group
    ,
    2019

Awards

Semi-Finalist
,
Bay Area Playwrights Festival
,
Playwrights Foundation
,
2020
Semi-Finalist
,
Summer Theater Festival
,
She NYC Arts
,
2020