Tell Me What I Want

When Gloria, a middle school health teacher, gets fired after teaching her students about masturbation, she doesn’t know what to do. Until she realizes that the adults around her are nearly as clueless as the kids: there’s Karen, the head of the PTA, newly recruited into the mysterious hulking throes of menopause; Maxine, a math teacher whose partner can’t keep up with her Hummer limo sex drive; and Sharon, a...
When Gloria, a middle school health teacher, gets fired after teaching her students about masturbation, she doesn’t know what to do. Until she realizes that the adults around her are nearly as clueless as the kids: there’s Karen, the head of the PTA, newly recruited into the mysterious hulking throes of menopause; Maxine, a math teacher whose partner can’t keep up with her Hummer limo sex drive; and Sharon, a mom with a yoga obsession whose Down-There Parts are lately as dry as her favorite white wine. Understandably, they have questions. And honestly...don’t you?
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Tell Me What I Want

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  • Melody DeRogatis:
    1 May. 2020
    My friends and I had a glorious time reading this play this evening. This play takes the difficult concept of sex education, and frames it as an ever-evolving concept-- which is so, so important and relevant. The characters are dimensional and aren't afraid to stand up for what is right. This script is funny, original, and thought-provoking. It would be nice to see this play produced somewhere where sexual education isn't offered/addressed as well as it should be. Great play!
  • Playwrights Foundation:
    8 Apr. 2020
    Playwrights Foundation enthusiastically recommends this play, TELL ME WHAT I WANT, 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

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Semi-Finalist
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The Ground Floor
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Berkeley Repertory Theatre
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2020