Gage Tarlton

Gage Tarlton

Gage Tarlton is a playwright based in Chapel Hill, NC, where he is also the Literary Associate at Playmakers Repertory Company. His plays have been developed and/or performed with the Williamstown Theatre Festival, Kenan Theatre Company, PlayMakers Repertory Company, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Sitting Shotgun Theatre, and The Dare Tactic.

Plays

  • sons that wear dresses and mothers that love sweet potatoes
    When Malcolm returns home to Durham, NC for Thanksgiving, he quickly discovers that his mother, Lillian, is moving out of their bookshop home, the home where he and his sister, Chandra, were raised. New apartments are being built in its place.

    Across the street, twentysomethings Toby and Shay exercise on treadmills at Planet Fitness. They're not real buddies. - just gym buddies.
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    When Malcolm returns home to Durham, NC for Thanksgiving, he quickly discovers that his mother, Lillian, is moving out of their bookshop home, the home where he and his sister, Chandra, were raised. New apartments are being built in its place.

    Across the street, twentysomethings Toby and Shay exercise on treadmills at Planet Fitness. They're not real buddies. - just gym buddies.

    But when these worlds collide at a gay club, they'll be taken on a wild journey that demands they ask themselves: how do we love ourselves, how do we give and receive love, and what the hell even is love? Even more than that, how can we hold onto the hope that love is in our future?
  • from the backyard to the horizon of something lost (or, a bike ride through time)
    a road trip adventure movement play with
    fast food drive-thru lines,
    unexpected thrift store finds,
    blasting music with windows down,
    wind moving through hair
    while moving through towns,
    best friends boy and ruby on a journey
    with the hope of finally being found.
  • Just Like Now
    In this queer as f**k rom-com, best friends Brody and Lissa can't quite figure out how to navigate their love lives. Just when Brody unexpectedly finds himself in a serious relationship, Lissa's relationship starts to crumble, and she finds herself feeling more and more alone. JUST LIKE NOW questions the meaning of friendship, and what happens when we let romantic love interfere with platonic love....
    In this queer as f**k rom-com, best friends Brody and Lissa can't quite figure out how to navigate their love lives. Just when Brody unexpectedly finds himself in a serious relationship, Lissa's relationship starts to crumble, and she finds herself feeling more and more alone. JUST LIKE NOW questions the meaning of friendship, and what happens when we let romantic love interfere with platonic love. And there's dancing. There's no romantic comedy without dancing.
  • The Last Blueberry on Earth
    exactly what the title says.
  • the young boy and his imaginary friend
    a lot can be learned from listening to your imagination.