A House Full of Letters

by  Kit Steinkellner

Full Length Play, Drama  /  2m, 5f

Winner! The Harold and Mimi Steinberg National Student Playwriting Award - American College Theatre Festival - 2007

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A House Full of Letters

by  Kit Steinkellner

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    2m, 5f
  • Duration

    Duration

    120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    KCACTF: Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival New Play
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

House Full of Letters tells the story of impoverished women living in a post‐apocalyptic Re‐United States of America. When a group of women discover an exiled man nearby, their world is shaken and they embark on new territories of knowlesge, that ultimately shatters their reality. A House Full of Letters delves into class systems, young romantic love, religion, government control, and the passion to live despite the odds.
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Accolades

  • Winner! The Harold and Mimi Steinberg National Student Playwriting Award - American College Theatre Festival - 2007

Keywords

Death, Friendship, Memory, War

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Shoestring Budget
  • Large Stage
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

Cautions

  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: The Future
  • Duration: 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Setting:

    Set on the Gulf Coast in the United States, hundreds of years from the present day. 
    The play takes place in a small goods store, with noticeably empty shelves.

  • Additional Features: Not Applicable
  • Features / Contains: Fantasy Costumes

Casting

2m, 5f
DANIA - 24, runs a small goods store. She is a hardened and weary woman. 
LENA - mid 30's. Dania's sister. 
JULY - a sparkling young girl of 17.
MAGDA - early 50's. The town's representative informant.
NICO - 18. A truck driver. 
BASTIAN - an exiled man in his late 20's. 
CATALINA - Exquisite. Immaculate. 
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Cast Attributes

  • Non-Traditional casting

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Authors

Kit Steinkellner

Kit Steinkellner

A House Full of Letters premiered at the Kennedy Center as part of the KCACTF National Festival in 2007. 

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