Full Length Play
Time Period - Contemporary
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Bare Stage/Simple Set
Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
Mild Adult Themes
College Theatre / Student, Professional Theatre, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
Sheila Callaghan is the 2007 recipient of the Whiting Award for Drama
Anima's sphere of desperation and self-destruction is invaded by the arrival of her perky new roommate, Christa. Moved by a particularly malevolent statue of the Virgin Mary and a houseplant named Susan, Anima and Christa soon enter into a profound and intimate friendship that incurs traumatic results.
"Brilliantly and poetically rendered...[Callaghan's] playful sense of language and her attunement to her characters are enthralling. – Time Out Chicago
"Scab...is a textbook example of promising work, written with a yen for interesting language and liberally salted with well-observed details of the lives of newly minted adults...the play shines." – The New York Times
"Darkly funny forays into the surreal...Callaghan shows talent in the inventive fantasy sequences...A stylish production." – The Village Voice
Scab was first presented at the Women's Expressive Theatre in New York City in 2002. Subsequent productions include Eternal Spiral Productions in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Impage Theatre in Berkley, California; and The Blue House Theatre in Los Angeles.