We’re Not Playing: a new play by Rhea MacCallum

Not PlayingRhea’s play, ASKING FOR IT, was an instant hit in this year’s peer review process.  There are usually a few obvious standouts during the eval process – some plays just hit all the right notes!  Which is why I knew right away, when I was aggregating this year’s scores, that Rhea had sent us something special.  Her play about rape culture in America is bitingly on point, even though it manages to keep us laughing throughout. So it was no surprise to me that when Rhea sat down to address our recent political climate, what she came up with was some genuinely powerful (and hilarious) satire!

Rhea on her play, Law and Order:  Trump’s Immigration Team (TIT) or Keepers of Klassic Kulture (KKK) and the Smarter Smart Gun.

 There’s been the conspiracy theories… who is ‘Becky with the good hair’, could Ted Cruz really be the Zodiac Killer, and what exactly is in those missing emails?

The interruptions to daily life… Windows 10 ‘Nagrade’, exploding phones, intersecting with Pokemon Go addicts.

The unpredictable… Brexit, lying Olympians, the presidential candidacy of a reality TV star.

But also the tragic… Orlando, Syria, Alton Sterling and Philando Castile and… too, too many more.

Processing all of the super crazy lemons into limoncello caused me to embrace the humor.  How can I highlight the absurdity of 2016 and purge myself of the apocalyptic nightmares it has left behind?  Thus was sprung Law and Order:  Trump’s Immigration Team (TIT) or Keepers of Klassic Kulture (KKK) and the Smarter Smart Gun.

Check out more plays from our We’re Not Playing Initiative HERE.

 

 

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