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Everything You Touch - Full Length Play, Dark Comedy

Everything You Touch

Sheila Callaghan

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Full Length Play, Dark Comedy

2m, 6f

ISBN: 9780573704727

Everything You Touch is a viciously funny look at the struggle to find an identity that's more than skin deep. 

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Description

Full Length Play

Dark Comedy

120 minutes (2 hours)

Time Period - Present Day, 1970s

Settings Of Play - Victor’s 1970’s boutique and workroom. 
Several locations along Jess’s trip from home to Little Rock, Arkansas.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Interior Set, Unit Set/Multiple Settings

Elaborate / High Volume Costumes

CAUTIONS

Strong Language

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult

PERFORMANCE GROUP

College Theatre / Student, Professional Theatre, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

RECOGNITION / AWARDS

The Ted Schmitt Award

WINNER -2015 Ted Schmitt Award for world premiere of an outstanding new play, Los Angeles Drama Critics' Circle 

Sheila Callaghan is the 2007 recipient of the Whiting Award for Drama

Victor is a ruthless fashion designer in the 1970s at the top of his game. Esme, his glamorous protégé and muse, is pushed aside when an ordinary Midwestern woman inspires Victor to make his artistry accessible to the masses. A generation later, a woman grappling with a healthy dose of self-loathing must wrestle her own family demons to find her way through the world of fashion that won’t give a woman her size a second look. Skipping back and forth in time, Everything You Touch is a viciously funny look at the struggle to find an identity that's more than skin deep. 


REVIEWS

"No matter the topic at hand, Ms. Callaghan's writing, whether in plays like 'Roadkill Confidential' and 'That Pretty Pretty,' or the cable series 'Shameless' and 'The United States of Tara,' is florid and highly flammable.... Themes and fixations crash together like vehicles in a multicar pileup." - The New York Times, Read More

"They paint with broad and colorful strokes in Callaghan's new fantastical play....each eye-catching contour proves to be much more than simple decoration, driving decisively toward the play's bold dissection of beauty, self-worth, and human connection." - TheatreMania, Read More 

"You may have seen your share of makeovers, but nothing like the one Sheila Callaghan inflicts on her heroine in Everything You Touch, her lushly written dark comedy world-premiering at Boston Court Performing Arts Center." - Los Angeles Times, Read More 

"...[Sheila Callaghan's] new Everything You Touch may be the breakthrough work Callaghan's admirers have been waiting for: A brash, even commercial, elaboration of her universal themes in their most complex and daredevil manifestations yet...this thought-provoking play takes its themes of thwarted intimacies to exciting, dramatically vivid, places to impart fresh discernment to the alienation playing within and without us all." - Hollywood Reporter, Read More  


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Check out these photos from Theatre @ Boston Court's production of Everything You Touch in April 2014.


Everything You Touch premiered in co-production with Rattlestick Playwright's Theater in New York City in February of 2015 and the Theatre @ Boston Court in Pasadena, California in April of 2015 under the direction of Jessica Kubzansky.

Characters

CASTING

2m, 6f

VICTOR - A 70's fashion designer / figment of Jess's imagination
ESME - Victor's muse
LOUELLA - Cheerful, Southern tourist in Victor's studio
JESS - A self-loathing computer programmer
LEWIS - Jess's co-worker
MODEL 1 - Clothing model for Vincent, also acts as personification of Jess's subconscious and various inanimate objects
MODEL 2 - Clothing model for Vincent, also acts as personification of Jess's subconscious and various inanimate objects 
MODEL 3 - Clothing model for Vincent, also acts as personification of Jess's subconscious and various inanimate objects 

Videos
  • Rattlestick Theatre Cast on Everything You Touch

Author
Sheila Callaghan

Sheila Callaghan

Sheila Callaghan's plays have been produced and developed with Soho Rep, Playwright's Horizons, Yale Rep, South Coast Repertory, Clubbed Thumb, The LARK, Actor's Theatre of Louisville, New Georges, The Flea, Woolly Mammoth, Boston Court, and Rattlestick Playwright's Theatre, among others. Sheila is the recipient of the Princess Grace Award for emerging artists, a Jerome Fellowship from the ... view full profile

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Reviews
Briony Morgan 4/24/2016 5:26 AM
This play hits all of the nails on their respective heads. It is on point, bone-shakingly funny and  full of the kind of spectacle and challenge I hope to see in the theatre. SC wins again at the playwriting game.
Alexa Derman 10/19/2015 3:23 AM

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