Time Period - Contemporary
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Interior Set, Bare Stage/Simple Set
Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes, Period Costumes
College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Professional Theatre, Shoestring Budget, Large Stage, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
Winner! 2012 LA Weekly Playwriting Award
The women in this short within a short within a short play are linked across time by a series of letter and notes exposing their deepest desires.
From very still & hard to see
, a collection of short plays by the acclaimed playwright Steve Yockey – a magical, funny, and occasionally surreal creation that will take you on an exhilarating, visceral journey.
This second collection of short plays from Steve Yockey mixes comedic absurdity with raw heartbreak to unearth worlds populated by desperate people, mythical characters, faceless corporate masters, and at least one Slasher flick heroine. The second half of the collection is comprised of the work very still & hard to see. This short play cycle recounts the history of a cursed hotel and the unfortunate guests who stay there. From riding in an erratic elevator and dealing with possessive ghosts to managing an ever-expanding hole in the floor armed only with gleaning supplies, these encounters with the unkown chillingly collapse the distance between the real and the surreal and remind us that, sometimes, bad things do happen for a reason.
"Steven Yockey's series of haunted tales is strung together with expert eeriness." - LA Weekly, Read More
"Yockey's new play is an eerie excusion into the surreal and supernatural" - Backstage, Read More
"...The theatrical equivalent of Disneyland’s Space Mountain, i.e. equal parts excitement, terror, and glee, Very Still And Hard To See
provides thrills galore." -Stage Scene LA, Read More
[epistolary] was commissioned by the Dept of Theatre, Performance Studies, and Dance at Kennesaw State University in Atlanta, Georgia. It premiered as part of "What's Your Secret?" Inspired by PostSecret on October 5, 2010. It was directed by Margaret Baldwin.