Published with other short plays by the author in very still & hard to see.
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.
- Winner! 2012 LA Weekly Playwriting Award
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
- Minimum Fee: $45 per performance
$75 with other plays in collection
BUCK – a man, an architect; also plays SHIKIGAMI 2 and CANARY
ETHAN – a man, Betty’s husband, handsome but wandering; also plays SAM and GUEST
BETTY – a woman with trouble sleeping and a need to clean; also plays KAMI 1 and VIOLET
EDITH – a woman, still jovial in grappling with tragedy; also plays SHIKIGAMI 1 and PUNCH
GINGER – a woman, caught between who she’d like to be and what she’s actually done; also plays KIMBERLY and SIMONE
FRANKLIN – a man, a bit sassy and very rule-oriented; also plays JASPER
DAVID – a man, Simone’s husband, no fan of attention but doing his best; also plays KAMI 2
The characters of this cycle draw inspiration from Japanese folklore and mythology, which are further discussed in an author's note in the script.