UT New Theatre (UTNT) Presents “Good Day”
Preview Production of
By Diana Lynn Small
Directed by Pirronne Yousefzadeh
December 5 at 7:30pm
December 7 at 2:00pm
About the play
Isaac an exterminator shows up at a San Francisco East Bay McMansion to remove a wasp nest, but Anna, the daughter of the house who’s returned after a long absence, refuses to move from the front lawn irrationally arguing she’s on a hunger strike. Refusing to move from the “pest area” prohibits Isaac from doing his job and forces the two into an unexpected and passive-to-aggressive confrontation. Played in real time, the two adult children strike-up a feud & friendship as they conceal & confess fears about family, spirituality, and illness. The play performs west coast rhetoric, narcissism, and sunshine to uncover the sincerity behind these Californian stereotypes and defends love and longing as universal hungers, regardless of weather.
Available October 31.
About the playwright
Diana Lynn Small makes art for a live audience. She writes, acts, and directs for the stage. She is a songwriter and singer. Diana is a M.F.A. candidate in the Michener Center for Writers at The University of Texas at Austin focusing on playwriting and poetry. She’s made new theatre with Westmont College (Muéveme Muévete, Beauty Bomb, They Must Be Wings, Jupiter I Love You, Songs for Girls), UT Austin (Suspicious Dinner, Be Still and Know Nothing), Theatre Masters (Dogfight), the Santa Barbara Museum of Art (We’re Still Kids), Ratatat Theater Group (Nina in the Morning), FronteraFest (Mad & a Goat) and ZaACH Theatre (Dream: A Midsummer Forrest Tour). She’s a member of the Lit Moon Theatre Company. She co-formed the music collective, Patience, which premiered its rock-narrative Water Will Rise in 2010. Diana returns to stories about the American West, past and present. She grew up in Martinez, California. Diana’s new play Enter a Woman, Pretty Enough will premiere as part of the UT Season in March 2015.
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About UTNT (UT New Theatre)
Curated by Steven Dietz and Cara Phipps, UTNT (UT New Theatre) presents newly developed work of emerging playwrights from The University of Texas at Austin Department of Theatre and Dance and Michener Center for Writers. Other 2014 UTNT artists include Patrick Shaw, Eva Suter, and Brian Kettler.
Learn about UTNT’s 2014 line-up today. For more information, call 512-471-5793.