Full Length Play
Time Period - Contemporary, Present Day, New Millennium/21st Century
Settings Of Play - Beijing, People’s Republic of China
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Unit Set/Multiple Settings
Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
Alcohol, Strong Language, Mild Adult Themes, Nudity/Partial Nudity
College Theatre / Student, Professional Theatre, Shoestring Budget, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
RECOGNITION / AWARDS
A dark, comic look at China/U.S. relations - economic, political, and sexual. In modern-day Beijing, a young American guy falls for a Chinese girl and then struggles to understand where she's coming from. A play about loneliness, culture-shock, language, and trying to make connections across borders.
“An engaging and smart comedy of manners... Achingly true.” - Charles Isherwood, The New York Times
“A funny, tightly written dramedy. Speaks clearly about the matters that unite us as well as those that keep us apart.” - Roma Torre, NY1
“An engaging new comedy of cultural misunderstanding… Dohrn deftly establishes the ways that tone – the elusive key for westerners struggling to master Mandarin – can take precedence over meaning… An affecting study of how love is, at heart, the struggle to establish a common language.” - Brendan Lemon, Financial Times
“Dohrn throws bold elbows, parcels out his characters' epiphanies sparingly, and touches down on a satisfyingly grim note.” - Scott Brown, New York Magazine
Outside People received its world premiere in 2012 at The Vineyard Theatre, in association with Naked Angels, directed by Evan Cabnet.