TEEN DAD
full length play, IN DEVELOPMENT

2M, 3F

Abby, a precocious emo-goth teenager, orchestrates a surprise reunion for her mother Tanya and birth father Tom, with the help of her mom's fiance/healer John. Hoping to provoke long-lasting reconciliation between her parents before her high school graduation, Abby's plans completely derail when Tom arrives with his new girlfriend Alisha. Can this family confront their past traumas, "deal and heal?"

"Teen Dad" subverts popular regional theatre "kitchen-sink beach house dramedy" to share a heartfelt, comedic exploration of generational trauma and recovery in a mixed race Black and Latinx family.

DEVELOPMENT HISTORY:

  • 2019 - The Blank Theatre, Living Room Reading Series (Los Angeles, CA), staged reading

  • 2019 - B Street Theatre, New Comedies Play Festival (Sacramento, CA), staged reading

  • 2019 - TheatreSquared, Arkansas New Play Festival (Fayetteville, AR), reading

  • 2019 - North Carolina Black Repertory (Winston-Salem, NC), reading

  • 2018 - National Black Theatre (NYC), reading

  • 2018 - Heckle Her Productions (Tulsa, OK), reading

  • 2017 - Echo Theatre (Dallas, TX), reading

  • 2016 - Live Girls! Theater (Seattle, WA), reading

  • 2014 - Heckle Her Productions (Austin, TX), reading

AWARDS/HONORS:

  • 2019 - Finalist, O’Neill National Playwrights Conference

  • 2019 - Semifinalist, Gulfshore Playhouse New Works Festival

  • 2017 - Finalist, Inkslinger Playwriting Competition

  • 2014 - ScriptWorks Seed Support Grant