Hallie Palladino

Hallie Palladino

Hallie Palladino’s recent plays include DERAILED (O'Neill Semi-Finalist), INFATUATION (Ojai Playwrights Conference; Chicago New Work Festival; Dandelion Theater), MISSED CONNECTIONS (PFP’s LezPlay Fest; Idle Muse Athena Festival) and Sunrise: Ardmore Beach (Something Marvelous Night of New Work). She was a contributing playwright to Three Cat Productions Holiday Radio Show 1943. Hallie also is a...
Hallie Palladino’s recent plays include DERAILED (O'Neill Semi-Finalist), INFATUATION (Ojai Playwrights Conference; Chicago New Work Festival; Dandelion Theater), MISSED CONNECTIONS (PFP’s LezPlay Fest; Idle Muse Athena Festival) and Sunrise: Ardmore Beach (Something Marvelous Night of New Work). She was a contributing playwright to Three Cat Productions Holiday Radio Show 1943. Hallie also is a contributing writer to the Chicago Theater website RESCRIPTED. She is a member of the Dramatists Guild.

Plays

  • The Persuadables
    A group of morally challenged election consultants are engaged by a conservative billionaire to mount a massive public influence campaign. Using a combination of cutting-edge data mining and old-fashioned disinformation they set about redefining the first amendment. (This work in progress is a fictionalized account of the rise and fall of Cambridge Analytica.)
  • Derailed
    Digital therapeutics: the promise of an app to replace drugs and alcohol, an app to get you sober and then get you high, a panacea for the pain of modern life, flowing straight out of your smartphone. All of this and the girl selling it are enthralling to AJ.
  • Infatuation
    Why do the good girls always want the bad boys? Maybe because the bad boys have been controlling the narrative since, well, forever. INFATUATION explodes that obsolete good girl trope: a sex comedy about romantic obsession, female ambition, male allyship, friendship, science and the substance of love.
  • Missed Connections
    Avery, an introverted grammar nerd, has a crush on Lou, a striking and self-possessed newspaper editor. When a missed connection ad details their chance encounter Avery is uncharacteristically emboldened to take a chance on love. The problem? The ad was printed before they met. When more ads start predicting the future everyone's lives are thrown into upheaval.
  • Operation Marshmallow Fluff
    A group of skeptical activists take on a celebrity psychic in a self-styled sting operation.
  • Attachment Disorder
    A ten minute satire about motherhood and mommy micro aggressions.
  • Proximity Play
    This work in progress explores the intersecting worlds of private-public spaces. Set in a gym, a private nursery school and a members only coworking space, characters orbit in proximity until an unlikely mystery brings them together for a common cause. PROXIMITY PLAY asks: what is the nature of social connection in an internet age?