after all the terrible things I do

by  A. Rey Pamatmat

Full Length Play, Drama  /  1m, 1f

"after all the terrible things I do is a quietly evocative consideration of forgiveness." - Time Out Chicago

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after all the terrible things I do

by  A. Rey Pamatmat

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    1m, 1f
  • Duration

    Duration

    105 Minutes
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

Additional Info

Returning to his Midwestern hometown after college, Daniel, a young, gay writer, takes a job at the local bookstore he knew as a child. After he and Linda, the Filipina bookstore owner, begin working together, they discover they share a dark connection that goes much deeper than a love of literature. A gripping and intimate new play explores the dark side of ordinary people, second chances, and the price of forgiveness.
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Reviews

REVIEWS 

"after all the terrible things I do is a quietly evocative consideration of forgiveness" - Time Out Chicago, Read More 

"Pamatmat’s writing deftly and eloquently explores people grappling with things they regret, but can’t put right...a highly rewarding drama." - Chicago Critic, Read More 

"Smart, sensitive..." - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Read More 

“Pamatmat finds an intriguing new angle from which to dramatize a timely issue — the bullying of gay kids — and an absorbing, psychologically astute way to explore the corrosive nature of guilt… All in all, terrible things, whose title is drawn from a Frank O’Hara poem, confirms that Pamatmat warrants the copious attention being paid to him…” - Boston Globe, Read More 

“[I]n the way he plays with audience expectations, Pamatmat rather daringly confronts the theatergoer to examine his or her own notions of empathy… with a finale that is a sort of photo negative of the pat ending a lesser play (and playwright) might deliver. It takes the issue of bullying, particularly of gay youths, and uses it to delve into broader questions about trauma and guilt. The play is ultimately a success, and a pretty riveting one at that.” - WBUR, Read More 

“Searing… after all the terrible things I do invites you along for a leisurely walk among the marigolds and then, with a sudden twist of the fates, stops you in your tracks and slaps you right in the face.” - On Milwaukee, Read More 


Videos

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Considerations

Performing Groups

  • College Theatre / Student
  • Professional Theatre
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

Cautions

  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day
  • Duration: 105 Minutes
  • Setting: An independent bookstore in an average-sized, unremarkable Midwestern town.
  • Additional Features: No intermission
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Casting

1m, 1f
DANIEL - 20’s, any race, a typical Midwestern young man
LINDA - late 40’s, Filipina, a typical American immigrant
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Cast Attributes

  • Role(s) for Asian Actor(s)

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Authors

A. Rey Pamatmat

A. Rey Pamatmat’s play after all the terrible things I do premiered at the Milwaukee Repertory Theatre and runs at next at The Huntington Theatre in 2014 – ’15. His play A Power Play; Or, What’s-its-name was presented at the 2014 O’Neill Playwrights Conference, his second residency there after Thunder Above, Deeps Belo ...

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after all the terrible things I do premiered at the Milwaukee Repertory Theatre in Milwaukee, WI in October 2014 under the direction of May Adrales.

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