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. He also serves on the Youth Advisory Board for the off-Broadway theatre company, The COOP. 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,...
Gage Tarlton is a playwright based in Chapel Hill, NC, where he is also the Literary Associate at Playmakers Repertory Company. He also serves on the Youth Advisory Board for the off-Broadway theatre company, The COOP. 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. In its place, new apartments are being built.

    Across the street, twenty-somethings 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. In its place, new apartments are being built.

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

    When these two worlds collide at a gay club, they'll be taken on a journey that forces them all to question how we love ourselves, how we give and receive love, and what the hell even is love? And with Lillian facing the mortality of her bookshop home, alongside her children leaving her nest, more than anyone else, she will be forced to reevaluate everything she has ever known.
  • just like now
    Best friends Brody and Lissa can't quite figure out how to navigate their love lives...but at least they've always had each other. That is, until Brody unexpectedly finds himself in a serious relationship, leaving Lissa isolated from her best friend and the outside world. In this queer as fuck rom-com, Brody and Lissa are forced to come to terms with the meaning of their friendship, ultimately calling...
    Best friends Brody and Lissa can't quite figure out how to navigate their love lives...but at least they've always had each other. That is, until Brody unexpectedly finds himself in a serious relationship, leaving Lissa isolated from her best friend and the outside world. In this queer as fuck rom-com, Brody and Lissa are forced to come to terms with the meaning of their friendship, ultimately calling into question the balance between romantic and platonic love. And there's dancing. There's a lot of dancing.
  • The Last Blueberry on Earth
    exactly what the title says.
  • 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.
  • the young boy and his imaginary friend
    a lot can be learned from listening to your imagination.