Take My Hand And Wave Goodbye

When Stef is killed in a random act of gun violence, her niece, Cassie, begins dreaming her back into existence. In the months after the shooting each family member is confronted with the question: “if they had done one thing differently would Stef still be alive? An examination of grief, told with humor and heart – Take My Hand And Wave Goodbye is about the impact of gun violence on one family in America –...
When Stef is killed in a random act of gun violence, her niece, Cassie, begins dreaming her back into existence. In the months after the shooting each family member is confronted with the question: “if they had done one thing differently would Stef still be alive? An examination of grief, told with humor and heart – Take My Hand And Wave Goodbye is about the impact of gun violence on one family in America – and what it means to move forward.
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Take My Hand And Wave Goodbye

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  • Bill Crouch:
    12 Mar. 2021
    How do I write about one of the best plays of the last decade? A brilliant, heartbreaking family drama that couldn't be more prescient? No worries, I'll just leave the beauty of the writer's craft to Tammy Ryan. If you have the good fortune to see this play, or enough self-love to commit yourself to reading this play, you will be forever changed.
  • Playwrights Foundation:
    7 Apr. 2020
    Playwrights Foundation enthusiastically recommends this play, TAKE MY HAND AND WAVE GOODBYE, 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.

Development History

  • Reading
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    Orlando Shakes - Playfest
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    2020

Awards

Playfest
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Orlando Shakespeare Festival
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2020
Semi-Finalist
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Bay Area Playwrights Festival
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Playwrights Foundation
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2020
Haas Fellow
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Playpenn Conference
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2020