very still & hard to see (a short play cycle)

by  Steve Yockey

Collection / Anthology, Dramatic Comedy  /  4m, 5f

A collection of short plays by the acclaimed playwright Steve Yockey – a magical, funny, and occasionally surreal creation that will take you on an exhilarating, visceral journey.

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very still & hard to see (a short play cycle)

by  Steve Yockey

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very still & hard to see (a short play cycle)

  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    4m, 5f
  • Duration

    Duration

    75 Minutes
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Not Applicable
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

Additional Info

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.

CONTENTS:

foolish heart
heavy cream[epistolary]
hysterical
lucky
bedtime
a lovely violent ghost haiku with gun
wallpaper
when it happens it will happen quietly
very still & hard to see

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Accolades

  • Winner! 2012 LA Weekly Playwriting Award

Reviews

REVIEWS

"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

Considerations

Performing Groups

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

Cautions

  • Caution Alcohol Alcohol
  • Caution Drugs Drugs
  • Artboard 3 Gun Shots
  • Caution Intense Adult Intense Adult Themes
  • Caution Strong Language Strong Language
  • Caution Smoking Smoking

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance
    $45 per short play individually

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary
  • Duration: 75 Minutes
  • Additional Features: No intermission, Special Effects
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Music

  • Musical Style: N/A (Not a musical)
  • Vocal Demands: N/A (Not a musical)
  • Chorus Size: No Chorus

Casting

4m, 5f
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Cast Attributes

  • Ensemble cast
  • Expandable casting
  • Flexible casting

Casting Notes

Parts for as many as 16 men and 25 women, which can be doubled for a cast of 4 men and 5 women.

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Authors

Steve Yockey

Steve Yockey is a Los Angeles based writer with work produced throughout the US, Europe, and Asia. His plays Afterlife, Octopus, Large Animal Games, CARTOON, Subculture, Very Still & Hard to See, The Fisherman’s Wife, Wolves, Disassembly, and Niagara Falls & Other Plays are published and available from Samuel French. A ...

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Produced by The Production Company in Los Angeles, CA, on June 1, 2012 at The Lex.

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