By Elizabeth Doss
Co-Directed by Cara Phipps and Elizabeth Doss
Three teen girls coerce one another into a suicide pact to end their meaningless existence. On a mountainside in New Mexico, wonder transcends their tragedy as they find new life by leaving the world behind.
Slumber Party contains mature themes and language. The running time is approximately one hour. View the Slumber Party playbill.
March 9, 11 at 7:30 p.m. and March 5 at 2:00 p.m.
About the Playwright
Elizabeth Doss writes, performs and directs in Austin, Texas. She has worked with many theatre companies including: ZACH THEATRE (Present Laughter), Physical Plant (Not Clown, which toured to Soho Rep), Salvage Vanguard (Cry Pitch Carrols and Americamisfit), Rude Mechs (Dionysus in ’69, which toured to Princeton University and New York Live Arts; B. Beaver Animation and Fixing Timon of Athens) and Theatre En Bloc (The Totalitarians). Doss has also created several interactive, site-specific literature installations for the Fusebox Festival including: Writer’s Room, Road Show: 4 Way Stop and 100 Year Flood. She is a founding member of the theatre collective paper chairs, which has produced her original musicals, Murder Ballad Murder Mystery (toured Marfa, San Antonio, Fort Worth and the New Orleans Fringe Festival) and Hill Country Underbelly, and for which she co-directed Woodwork and The Suicide. Paper chairs has also produced her original plays Mast and Poor Herman. Doss holds a B.A. in Spanish and is a third-year M.F.A. Playwriting candidate at The University of Texas at Austin.
About UTNT (UT New Theatre)
Established in 2007, UTNT (UT New Theatre) presents newly developed works from graduate playwrights of Texas Theatre and Dance and Michener Center for Writers. This showcase exists as an incubator for new work, with many plays continuing on to be professionally produced across the country. UTNT (UT New Theatre) 2017 is curated by Liz Engelman and Steven Dietz.
UTNT (UT New Theatre): Slumber Party from Texas Theatre and Dance on Vimeo.
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