And Then They Fell

They say it's not unusual... And maybe it's not. Not unusual for terrible things to happen, and never know why. For terrible things to happen and not really care.

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And then they fell, brimmer street, los angeles, CA

Jordan (Kacie Rogers) tries to get through to Crystal (Jaquita Ta'le). 

SYNOPSIS

Jordan Matthews would be fine, if her mother could hold down a decent job, or if her mother hadn't been arrested on another DUI, or if her mother's boyfriend wasn't a skeevy bastard. But things aren't fine, and Jordan's life is falling apart. The adults in her life are either impotent or uninterested, and the only solace comes from out of the blue.

Rubio and Cal UMass New Play Workshop, 2014

Rubio and Cal
UMass New Play Workshop, 2014

Cast

2w/2m/1t 

  • Jordan Matthews    F. 17 -- A high school girl living in precarious circumstances. Obsessed with the massive bird death in Beebe, Arkansas.
  • Dwayne Scott    M. 38 -- The boyfriend of Jordan's mother. Thinks of himself as a stand-up guy.
  • Cal Washington    17 -- F to M transgender, pre-everything. Passes really well. Smart, determined, and without any real resources.
  • Chorus 1    M., plays Newscaster, Nelson, Rehab Employee, Police Radio, Waitress, Rubio
  • Chorus 2    F., plays Garza, Crystal, Beat Cop, TV Preacher, Tink
Cal (JJ Hawkins) and Jordan (Chelsea Boyd)  Brimmer Street, Los Angeles, 2016

Cal (JJ Hawkins) and Jordan (Chelsea Boyd) 
Brimmer Street, Los Angeles, 2016

production history

October 2017      MadLab Theater, Columbus, OH, Ohio Premiere, Director: Anne Diehl
March 2017        GadFly Theater, Minneapolis, Minnesota Premiere
November 2016   New York Film Academy, New York Premiere, Director: Annika Solveig
September 2016   Brimmer Street Theater, World Premiere, Director: Amy Harmon
April 2015          Brimmer Street Theater, Breaking Ground Series, Director: Amy Harmon
March/April 2014 UMass New Play Lab, Amherst, Mass. Director: Jared Culverhouse
December 2013   Playwrights Theatre of New Jersey, Forum Reading Series. Director: James Glassman
April 2013          The Road Theatre Company, Road Signs reading series. Director: Beth Lopes
December 2012   Circle Readings, Los Angeles, CA
September 2012   Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum “Seedlings” Development Series, “Green Read”
(Finalist: Inkwell Development 2014, Aurora Theatre Company’s Global Age project 2012. 2nd Runner Up: Coe College 2013 Play Festival. Finalist: Seven Devils Playwrights Conferences. Semi-Finalist: Bay Area Playwrights Festival)

Jordan and Dwayne, New York Film Academy, 2016

Jordan and Dwayne, New York Film Academy, 2016