The Play About My Dad

by  Boo Killebrew

Full Length Play, Drama  /  4m, 4f, 1boy(s)

CRITIC'S PICK! "Memory, storytelling, playwriting and time travel intersect with a lovely kind of epic intimacy [...] The Play About My Dadgradually takes you into its spell. Don't be surprised if, by the end, your own emotional floodgates have been tested." - Time Out New York

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The Play About My Dad

by  Boo Killebrew

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    4m, 4f, 1boy(s)
  • Duration

    Duration

    90 minutes
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Biography
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    From Off-Broadway
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

Additional Info

The Play About My Dad is a look at Larry Killebrew through the eyes of his playwright daughter, Boo. His words, his family, his job as an emergency room surgeon, his community of Gulfport, Mississippi – and Hurricane Katrina, which almost turned Gulfport into a coral reef. As Larry tries acting and Boo adds new scenes, they discover how hard it is to tell the story the true way.
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Reviews

REVIEWS

CRITIC'S PICK! "Memory, storytelling, playwriting and time travel intersect with a lovely kind of epic intimacy [...] The Play About My Dad gradually takes you into its spell. Don't be surprised if, by the end, your own emotional floodgates have been tested." - Time Out New York, Read More 

"Beautiful writing, striking direction, and a slew of excellent performances await you at The Play About My Dad [...] There is much to take away from this ambitious work." - nytheatre.com, Read More 

"[...] a poignant and very personal attempt to heal the larger and more private wounds of Hurricane Katrina [...]" - The Huffington Post, Read More 


Videos

  • The Play About My Dad - Raven Theatre
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Considerations

Performing Groups

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

Cautions

  • Caution Strong Language Strong Language
  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: New Millennium/21st Century
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Setting: The play travels through many times to different places, but we are centered on The Gulf Coast of Mississippi, in 2005.
  • Additional Features: No intermission
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Casting

4m, 4f, 1boy(s)

BOO KILLEBREW — F, age 27
LARRY KILLEBREW — M, age 54
SALLYE KILLEBREW — F, age 54
KENNY TYSON — M, age 27
NEIL PLITT — M, age 27
MICHAEL THOMAS — M, age 5
RENA THOMAS — F, age 33
JAY THOMAS — M, age 35
ESSIE WATSON — F, age 87

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Cast Attributes

  • Roles for Children
  • Parts for Senior Actors

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Authors

Boo Killebrew

Boo Killebrew is a playwright, actress, and co-founder of CollaborationTown Theatre Company. Boo was a Lila Acheson Playwriting Fellow at The Juilliard School and the recipient of The Paula Vogel Award at The Vineyard Theater. She is a resident of The SPACE Working Farm, an alumni of the Emerging Writers Group at The ...

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The Play About My Dad premiered in a production by Collaboration Town at 59E59 Theatres in New York City in June 2011 under the direction of Lee Sunday Evans.

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