Winner! 2012 LA Weekly Playwriting Award
Published with other short plays by the author in very still & hard to see.
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
very still & hard to see was commissioned by Melissa Y. Smith for the American Conservatory Theatre graduate acting company, opening in workshop on December 7, 2011 in the Hastings Studio Theater. It was directed by Melissa Y. Smith and Stephen Buescher. The play cycle was subsequently produced by The Production Company in Los Angeles, California, on June 1, 2012 at The Lex, produced by August Viverito and T.L. Kolman. It was directed by Michael Matthews, assisted by Jen Albert.