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 Alusha. Can this family confront their past traumas, "deal and heal?"

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

DEVELOPMENT HISTORY:

  • 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:

  • 2017 - Finalist, Inkslinger Playwriting Competition

  • 2014 - ScriptWorks Seed Support Grant

 Sketch from the first reading of Teen Dad (art by Ricky Martinez).

Sketch from the first reading of Teen Dad (art by Ricky Martinez).