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How To Get Into Buildings - Full Length Play, Dark Comedy

How To Get Into Buildings

Trish Harnetiaux

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Full Length Play, Dark Comedy

3m, 3f

ISBN: 9780573705816

"Harnetiaux does some quite sophisticated structural work here, slipstreaming her events in space [...] and a constantly somersaulting timeline." - Time Out NY

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Minimum Fee: $75 per performance


Full Length Play

Dark Comedy


75 Minutes

Time Period - Contemporary


No intermission

Unit Set/Multiple Settings


Strong Language




High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Professional Theatre, Reader's Theatre, Large Stage, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

Roger and Lucy meet at a convention. Daphne and Nick break down at a diner. Ethan continues to read compulsively from his new book, The Car Accident, which wouldn’t exist without Daphne. Soon, it becomes apparent that reality is slippery, time shifty, and we join our characters’ struggles with their own discoveries about love, opportunity, and the desire to pause with trepidation as they try to articulate who and what they actually love.


"Harnetiaux does some quite sophisticated structural work here, slipstreaming her events in space [...] and a constantly somersaulting timeline." - Time Out NY, Read More 

"Put a Walter Mitty-esque imagination through an experimental theatre blender, and you may come close to the spirit and tone of Trish Harnetiaux’s play How to Get into Buildings [...] a solid dose of giddiness topped with a dollop of puppy-love." - Exeunt Magazine, Read More 

"Playwright Trish Harnetiaux has crafted a piece that is laugh-out-loud funny and at the same time a reminder to embrace every seemingly insignificant moment of your life [...] entertaining & hilarious!” - New York Theatre Review, Read More 

"A wild, wildly funny ride!" - Culture Catch, Read More 

Check out these photos from New Georges' production of How to Get Into Buildings in December 2015.

How to Get into Buildings premiered in a production by New Georges at the Brick in Brooklyn, NY in December 2015 under the direction of Katherine Brook.



3m, 3f


Role(s) for Asian Actor(s), Role(s) for Black Actor(s), Role(s) for Latino Actor(s), Ensemble cast, Non-Traditional casting, Reduced casting (Doubling Possible), Multicultural casting

LUCY MASERATI - she’s totally game/ cautiously evolving
ROGER SAUVIGNON - he’s a bit self-absorbed/ yet earnest 
ETHAN CAMBABERT/ DOCTOR/ WAITER ONE - the storyteller/ confident/ dead serious
DAPHNE PIERRE-PONT/ DOCTOR/ WAITER TWO - easily annoyed/ aware/ dead serious 
NICK NOVA-SCOTIA / DOCTOR/ WAITER THREE - restless and easily offended/ dead serious 
MRS. REINHARDT/ DOCTOR/ WAITER FOUR - wisely ambivalent/dead serious

Trish Harnetiaux

Trish Harnetiaux

Trish Harnetiaux‘s plays include How To Get Into Buildings (New Georges / The Brick / Soho Rep. Lab), If You Can Get To Buffalo (Incubator Arts Project, Son of Semele Ensemble, The Acme Corporation); Welcome to the White Room (Glass Mind Theatre). She is currently developing her new plays Weren’t You In My Science Class? (Ars Nova, 2014 Prelude Festival) and Tin Cat Shoes (Ars Nova, Playwrights ... view full profile

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