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  • Steve Yockey
  • Short Play, Drama, Contemporary
  • 5F
  • ISBN: 9780573700552

The women in this short within a short within a short play are linked across time by a series of letters and notes exposing their deepest desires.

  • Short Play
  • Drama
  • 30 minutes

  • Time Period: Contemporary
  • Target Audience: Adult
  • Set Requirements: Interior Set, Bare Stage/Simple Set

  • Performance Group:
  • Large Stage, Dinner Theatre, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Shoestring Budget, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups, College Theatre / Student

  • Accolades:
  • Winner! 2012 LA Weekly Playwriting Award
The women in this short within a short within a short play are linked across time by a series of letters and notes exposing their deepest desires.

From very still & hard to see, 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.

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 unknown chillingly collapse the distance between the real and the surreal and remind us that, sometimes, bad things do happen for a reason.

REVIEWS:

"Steven Yockey's series of haunted tales is strung together with expert eeriness."

 LA Weekly

"Yockey's new play is an eerie excursion into the surreal and supernatural."

 Backstage

"...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

Premiere Production: [epistolary] was commissioned by the Dept of Theatre, Performance Studies, and Dance at Kennesaw State University in Atlanta, Georgia. It premiered as part of 'What's Your Secret?' Inspired by PostSecret on October 5, 2010. It was directed by Margaret Baldwin.
  • Casting: 5F
  • Casting Attributes: Non-Traditional casting, All Female

KATE - a lovelorn young woman
LINDSAY - a nosey young woman
SAMMY - a woman trying to explain
SARAH (a) - a spurned lover, an object of affection
SARAH (b) - a spurned lover, an object of affection

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From very still & hard to see, 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.

$24.95