Savannah Reich

Savannah Reich

Savannah Reich is a playwright and screenwriter based in Minneapolis. Her screenplay “Beebe and Barton” was the winner of the Sloan Student Grand Jury Prize in 2015. Her plays include Dali’s Liquid Ladies (Bedlam Theater, Truepenny Theater), Stupid Ghost (San Francisco Theater Pub, Baltimore Annex Theater, Theater Vertigo), Paradise Park Zoo (Available Light Theater, Der Vorfuhreffekt), Hatchet Lady (Walking...
Savannah Reich is a playwright and screenwriter based in Minneapolis. Her screenplay “Beebe and Barton” was the winner of the Sloan Student Grand Jury Prize in 2015. Her plays include Dali’s Liquid Ladies (Bedlam Theater, Truepenny Theater), Stupid Ghost (San Francisco Theater Pub, Baltimore Annex Theater, Theater Vertigo), Paradise Park Zoo (Available Light Theater, Der Vorfuhreffekt), Hatchet Lady (Walking Shadow Theater, RhinoFest) and Caveman Play (FaultLine Theater, Exponential Festival). Her plays have been commissioned or developed by Walking Shadow Theater Company, the University of Minnesota, SuperGroup, and the Playwrights Center. She also produces her own work with her company, Eternal Cult, and tours it to theaters, warehouses, art galleries, bars and basements across the country. She holds an MFA from Carnegie Mellon University, where she studied with Rob Handel.

Plays

  • Pestilence: WOW!
    1348, Avignon, France: a third of the population has been wiped out by the Bubonic Plague. The other two thirds is extremely freaked out. Part reality television, part psychedelic fever dream, this is a play about humans and the way we deal with real, actual tragedy: totally inadequately, and like assholes.
  • Caveman Play
    Rocky and Dandelion are the first Cave-people to adopt agriculture. Douglas is the first domesticated animal. Together, they have prepared a presentation for you, the other Cave-people, to tell you all about the joys of agriculture. Agriculture is really great. You’re going to love it.

  • Hatchet Lady
    This play is nominally about the Temperance activist Carry Nation, but is secretly about the messy, messy path to real change. Our collective desire towards destruction, self-destruction and otherwise. Believing in your own hallucinations. Writing while drunk. My personal desire to see women break things. Prairie fire, burn it all down.

    Also it's a punk rock musical- Score available upon request.
  • Stupid Ghost
    The Ghost lived in the woods, Minding Her Own Business and definitely Not Haunting Anyone, until one day she saw a Pretty Girl and followed her home. It totally wasn’t even a thing. The Girl was probably not even going to notice.
  • Paradise Park Zoo
    The animals at the zoo are very busy; experimenting with meditation, processing their relationships, honing their wilderness survival skills. None of them are talking about the cages. The cages are not important.
    A three act epic meditation on capitalism, the radical left, and the impossible task of imagining ourselves free.