August 17 - September 1, 2018
a workshop premiere
Written by Alexis Scheer
Directed by Rebecca Bradshaw
PIPE............ Gina Fonseca
ZOOM......... Lisa Joyce
SQUEEZE... Khloe Alice Lin
KIT................ Tatiana Gil
Roberts Studio Theatre
Boston Center for the Arts
527 Tremont St. Boston, MA 02116
Runtime: 90 minutes. No intermission.
Note: This play contains sexual content and physical violence and is intended for mature audiences. This production includes the smoking of herbal cigarettes.
Production Stage Manager: Geena Forristall
Scenic Design: Kristin Loeffler
Lighting Design: Aja M. Jackson
Costume Design: Rachel Padula
Sound Design: Julian Baldwin
Promo Photography: Ally Schmaling
Poster Design: Mark Rockwell
Admin Team: Kat Klein
think Mean Girls meets Narcos
In this rebellious and cheeky play, a gang of girls engage in normal teenage things: falling in love, experimenting with drugs, worshipping Pablo Escobar...okay, maybe not so normal. Suspended high above reality in a treehouse in Florida, the girls try to resurrect the spirit of Pablo. But are they just messing with each other, or could they actually be messing with a higher spirit? Our Dear Dead Drug Lord is a raw and unapologetic look at the violence and eroticism of girlhood.
The Improper Bostonian named playwright Alexis Scheer "Rising Theater Star" in the 2018 Boston's Best Issue. Our Dear Dead Drug Lord is a 2018 LTC Carnaval of New Latinx Work Featured Finalist and a 2018 Bay Area Playwrights Festival Finalist. It was originally workshopped in the Black Swan Lab at Oregon Shakespeare Festival.
This production is sponsored in part by the Boston Conservatory at Berklee Alumni Association and the Bob Jolly Charitable Trust, and is also made possible by the support of Boston Playwrights' Theatre and the Huntington Theatre Company.