WENDY AND THE NECKBEARDS

Full length

4F, 7M

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Wendy, a 17 year old makeup blogger with her own YouTube channel, is having her life exploded by internet trolls - represented by a Chorus of Neckbeards. Jess, a woman in her 20s, discovers that her long term boyfriend spends his time harassing young women on the internet to "blow off steam". From here, the two stories converge in an examination of the current culture of internet harassment, the cycle of abuse towards women, and toxic masculinity in the age of Donald Trump.

Reading - Jimmy's 43 The Back Room (dir: Kristin McCarthy Parker) - May 2017

Developed in Mission to (dit)Mars The Propulsion Lab - Spring/Summer 2016

Finalist: The Playwrights Realm Writing Fellows Program 2017-18

Honorable Mention: The Relentless Award (American Playwriting Foundation) 2017

Honorable Mention: The Jane Chambers Playwriting Award 2018

Semi-Finalist: Bay Area Playwrights Festival 2018