Hallie Palladino

Hallie Palladino

Hallie Palladino’s recent plays include Infatuation (Ojai Playwrights Conference; Dandelion Theater), Missed Connections (PFP’s LezPlay Fest 2015; Idle Muse Athena Festival 2015) and Sunrise: Ardmore Beach (Something Marvelous Night of New Work 2015). Currently also she serves on the Stage Left Theater’s literary committee and she is a literary assistant for the Something Marvelous Festival. Hallie has worked...
Hallie Palladino’s recent plays include Infatuation (Ojai Playwrights Conference; Dandelion Theater), Missed Connections (PFP’s LezPlay Fest 2015; Idle Muse Athena Festival 2015) and Sunrise: Ardmore Beach (Something Marvelous Night of New Work 2015). Currently also she serves on the Stage Left Theater’s literary committee and she is a literary assistant for the Something Marvelous Festival. Hallie has worked in new play development both a dramaturg and producer. She is proud to have been one of the original staff members of the Ojai Playwrights Conference. Hallie cofounded the long running Tuesday Funk reading series. She has a master's degree in humanities from the University of Chicago. She lives with her family in Chicago's Edgewater neighborhood.

Plays

  • 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 this shit and the girl selling it is enthralling to AJ. Derailed is an American tragedy about anarchy, start-up culture and the snake oil peddlers of the digital age.
  • 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 Layla, 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.
  • Attachment Disorder
    A ten minute satire about motherhood and mommy micro aggressions.
  • Dry Lightning
    Lily, a lawyer for Earth Justice, returns to her hometown in Wyoming to prosecute a case against a mining company that is proposing a mine on public land that threatens waterways and wildlife. Her estranged father is the geologist working for the mining company preparing the environmental impact statements. As the case rages in court Lily must revisit a childhood she would just as soon forget.