FIGHT (2010)

Photo: Lauren Tarbel

World-premiere of a new play
By Kimber Lee
Directed by Charles Otte and Kimber Lee

Oscar G. Brockett Theatre
November 12, 14, 17, 18, 19 at 8:00 p.m.
November 14, 21 at 2:00 p.m.

What does it take to be a fighter? Dani Perez is about to find out. On the run from the oppressive silence of her aunt's apartment, Dani starts training at the boxing gym where her estranged father once reigned supreme. Day after day she works to learn the sweet science of boxing, and finds that true victory in the ring comes not only through strength and speed, but also through persistence, hard work, and having the heart to stand, face your own worst fears, and never give up.

Written during the summer of 2009 in Brooklyn, New York, FIGHT received an informal reading with professional actors in Seattle, Washington, in August 2009, and another informal reading in Austin, Texas in September 2009. It has been chosen as a finalist in the O'Neill National Playwrights Conference, a mainstage selection for the Great Plains Theatre Conference, recipient of the Holland New Voices Award, a finalist in the Bay Area Playwrights Festival, and a semi-finalist in the Seven Devils Playwrights Conference.