Works developed in the #OTGstagedreading series

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Our Dear Dead Drug Lord

by Alexis Scheer
directed by Rebecca Bradshaw

Our Dear Dead Drug Lord follows a gang of teenage girls, the members of The Dead Leaders Club, who’ve just been formally disbanded by school administration for misappropriating school funds… and worshipping Pablo Escobar. Taking refuge in a treehouse, the girls try to resurrect the spirit of Pablo, joined by the mysterious new girl in town. But are they just messing with each other, or could they actually be messing with a higher spirit? Our Dear Dead Drug Lord explores the violence and eroticism of girlhood.

Featuring: Kara Arena, Rachel Belleman, Tonasia Jones, Kiara Pichardo.

In support of the Hispanic Federation (Unidos Disaster Relief Fund).


Never fully dressed (without a smile)

by Alexis Scheer

A #newplay about millennials navigating the curious waters of adulthood: relationships, feminism, sexuality, mental health, and all the ambiguous feelings that define humanity. 


Featuring: Ida Esmaeili, Kara Arena, Matthew Rodin*, Jordan J. Ford*, Sierra Pilkington, Ellie van Amerongen, Niani Feelings*, Paige Berkovitz, and Jenny Lester.

In support of Planned Parenthood. January 2017.

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cap, or el lÍmite

by Laura Neill
Directed by Shana Gozansky

Andi is being primed to be the poster child of her charter school--but her grades are dropping, and she finds herself in the middle of a political battle that she doesn't want to fight. As Andi's teacher Ms. D pulls her in one direction, what she knows about her cousin Miguel pulls her in another--and then there's the new teacher candidate noticing too much, and Vick falling in love with her, and the teenage Chorus just commenting on everything. As the pro-charter protest approaches and Andi is chosen to speak, Andi has to decide whether to be the mouthpiece of the institution or to speak as herself.

Featuring: Tatiana Gil, Eva Hughes, Jaymes Sanchez, Mara Elissa Palma, Caleb Cedrone, Pablo Torres, Veronica Wiseman, Tonasia Jones, Lourdes Martinez, and Taylor Beilder.

In support of the Hyde Square Task Force. April 2017.