SheLA Summer Theater Festival

2019 Shows

She’s Not There

Written by: Ali MacLean

When Rob meets Anna, he thinks she is the one. When Anna meets Rob, she thinks she can finally be happy. But there is a third party in the relationship that may destroy their union. Every night a shadowy Form seeps from the walls of Anna’s apartment and tries to kill her. This play anthropomorphizes depression and explores how it can devastate a person and the lives of those around them.

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Charlie Boyd

Written by: Allie Wittner

When Wendy comes homes from college for winter break she’s expecting the usual madness, but not in the form of Charlie Boyd, who re-enters her life abruptly after a shared secret compelled him to disappear. Will Wendy fall for her hometown flame? Or will it all go up in flames? Set amidst a Hanukkah rivalry, this madcap romance brings you love, betrayal, drugs, crossword puzzles, mysterious visitors, and many, many menorahs.

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To Each His Own

Written by: Nakisa Aschtiani

A few months after 9/11, Sharzahd Jensen, a caregiver, arrives for her newest assignment: as a live-in aid to an elderly, blind Iranian man. New to the town, she befriends a kind lawyer. A few days in, Sharzahd notices harassing letters and graffiti targeted towards her new patient, but who is the real victim and who can she trust?

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Do Us Part

Written by: Karen Lukesh

A bitter couple accidentally reunites in their home the day before their divorce is finalized. What ensues are fights that are quagmires of egos, misplaced feelings, and stubborn pride with both parties sounding like an asshole to prove that they aren’t the asshole. Whether or not the couple can swallow theses egos, feelings, and pride to save themselves and their relationship will be anyone’s guess.

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Between The Colored Lines & Other Black Girl Tales

Written by: Tiffani Dean

A poetic stage play by Tiffani Dean

Richard and Gina are a 40-something couple at a turning point in their marriage. They have worked hard making a good life for themselves and their children. But now that the children are grown and out of the house, it seems that as the years go by they find themselves making less and less time for each other. One day Gina gets fed up and makes a bet with her husband that she knows he cannot win. As a result, Richard is forced to spend time watching TV with his wife once a week instead of watching Monday night football.

Between The Colored Lines and Other Black Girl Tales chronicles their TV sessions over the next couple of weeks, with episodes of Gina’s favorite shows along with commercials and funny conversations between the couple, as they realize just how much they miss hanging out with each other. They also get a glimpse into the possible pitfalls of a relationship when each others needs are not met. In the end their time becomes less of a forced servitude and more of a choice to bring the spark back into their relationship.

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