Full Length Play
Time Period - Contemporary, Present Day, New Millennium/21st Century
Settings Of Play - Setting: An Anime cos-playing convention in Columbus, Ohio. January.
FEATURES / CONTAINS
No intermission, Physical Comedy, Puppetry, Stage Combat, Multimedia
Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes, Fantasy Costumes
Mild Adult Themes
Adult, Teen (Age 14 - 18)
College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Professional Theatre, Large Stage, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
RECOGNITION / AWARDS
2013 New York Innovative Theater Award Nomination, NY TImes Critics Pick
With pissed-off Pikachus, steam punk armies, stood-up Sailor Moons and roller-blading monsters on the prowl, it's easy to get lost in the Inferno-esque anime convention where the fans, the otakus, and the geeks prowl. But to score a rare meeting with their comic book idol, teenage outcasts Dayna and Honey will take on obsessive magic players, Jedis and elfs, cosplayers and convention guards - through all nine flights of Ohio's Dante's Fire-Con. But when the dark nature of their quest breaks through the fantasy of these girls cos-playing - they find that no game can mask the deep loss they’ve recently shared ... unless they truly discover who they are.
"CRITICS PICK! 'Geek!' is a riot of visual invention ... and the agonizing consequences of receding youth. Now Ms. Skillman is ready to dive into the deeper, darker waters of adulthood." - New York Times, Read More
"CRITICS PICK! Genuine heart ... It’s an honest and often hilarious exploration of the complicated, fantasy-fueled, online world some teens inhabit today." - Time Out New York, Read More
"Skillman is a master of wit and character who knows the value of fast action and the honor of good versus evil." - nytheatre.com, Read More
"Using a bit of Crystal Skillman's patented slang, [Geek!] is 'amazeballs!'" - Qui Nguyen, Author of She Kills Monsters
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