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Yen - Full Length Play, Drama

Yen

Anna Jordan

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Full Length Play, Drama

2m, 2f

ISBN: 9780573706387

"Though it appears fairly modest, the dynamic range of Jordan’s writing is extraordinary. It’s rare for a play to encompass such extremes of violence and tenderness." - The Guardian

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Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Description

Full Length Play

Drama

120 minutes (2 hours)

Time Period - New Millennium/21st Century

Settings Of Play - Feltham, London Borough of Hounslow, England, 2015.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

No intermission, Stage Combat

Interior Set

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

CAUTIONS

Alcohol, Intense Adult Themes, Strong Language, Smoking

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult

PERFORMANCE GROUP

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

RECOGNITION / AWARDS

From Off-Broadway

Winner! 2013 Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting
Hench is sixteen, Bobbie is thirteen. They live alone with their dog, Taliban, playing PlayStation, watching porn; surviving. Sometimes their chaotic mum, Maggie, visits; occasionally she passes out on the front lawn. But when Jenny knocks on the door, the boys discover a world far beyond what they know, a world full of love, possibility, and danger.

REVIEWS 

Five Stars! "Though it appears fairly modest, the dynamic range of Jordan’s writing is extraordinary. It’s rare for a play to encompass such extremes of violence and tenderness." - The Guardian, Read More

"A terrific, breakneck new play [...] young, buzzy, smart, violent." - New York Magazine,  Read More 

"The effects of abandonment and isolation mixed with a longing for human connection is brought to stark, vivid life." - Variety, Read More 

"[...] the writing [...] bristles with youthful talent." - Deadline, Read More 


Check out these photos from the MCC Theater production of Yen in January 2017.


Yen premiered at the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester, UK in February 2015 under the direction of Ned Bennett.

Characters

CASTING

2m, 2f

HENCH – Male, 16, from Feltham
BOBBIE – Male, 13 from Feltham
MAGGIE – Female, 35 from Feltham
JENNIFER – Female, 16 from Aberthin, Wales
Videos
  • Interview with the cast of Yen at MCC Theater

  • Anna Jordan discusses Yen

  • Playwright Anna Jordan on the inspiration for Yen

Author
Anna Jordan

Anna Jordan

Anna Jordan won the 2013 Bruntwood Prize for her play Yen after having been twice longlisted for her plays Marianne and Chicken Shop. Yen has had productions at Manchester Royal Exchange, the Royal Court and MCC New York as well as several international productions. It was also shortlisted for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize 2015-2016. Other theatre writing includes We Anchor In Hope (Royal ... view full profile

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