"... bloodily funny … Yee’s funniest and, in some respects, most intriguing play …" - San Francisco Chronicle, Read More
"... high-end gore with a progressive twist ... [Yee] shows us the boil of life's pressures on a young person, desperately trying to hang on to her own, crawling skin." - Chicago Tribune, Read More
"Hooked from the start … a rich and disturbing examination of loss, responsibility, maturity …" - Theatre Dogs, Read More
"Hookman slays it." - A Beast in the Jungle, Read More
- Mild Adult Themes
- Minimum Fee: $90 per performance
- Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day
- Duration: 75 Minutes
- Setting: In the car / the Saturday of Thanksgiving break.
University of Connecticut
West Porter High
- Additional Features: No intermission, Special Effects
- Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
JESS - 18, female. Freshman at UC Davis. Possibly Lexi’s best friend. Maternal.
YOONJI - 18, female. Freshman at UConn. Lexi’s roommate. Korean American. Passive aggressive, maybe an alcoholic.
CHLOE - 18, female. Freshman at UConn. Carries a large thermos of coffee. Thrilled to be alive.
KAYLEIGH - 15, female. Sophomore at West Porter High. On a quiet power trip. Better than Lexi.
HOOKMAN - old enough to be sketchy, male. Has a hook for a hand. Constantly looks hung over.
*The actor playing Hookman also plays:
SEAN - 20, male. Junior at DePaul University. Plays intramural baseball. May be a rapist.
ADAM - 21, male. Senior at UConn. Lexi’s residential advisor. The local pot dealer.
- Role(s) for Asian Actor(s)
Hookman premiered at Encore Theatre Company in association with Z Space Theatre in San Francisco, CA in May of 2015 under the direction of Becca Wolff.