Fourteen-year-old Violet is convinced of her own perfection. The only problem is, the rest of the world still needs convincing, particularly her stepbrother Ian, who has been left to take care of her in the wake of their parents’ sudden disappearance. With Ian and her butterfly collection by her side, Violet attempts to piece together a nascent sense of identity. But when a young woman enters the picture and compromises Violet’s relationship with Ian, Violet is forced to grow up fast or lose everything.
Joshua Allen is a graduate of the University of Southern California and The Juilliard School. His plays have been developed at Primary Stages, the Lark's Playwrights' Week and the Kennedy Center. He is a resident playwright at New Dramatists and the Dorothy Strelsin New American Writers’ Group at Primary Stages.
Hal Brooks is the Artistic Director of the Cape Cod Theatre Project and the Associate Artistic Director of the Ojai Playwrights Conference. He directed the Obie Award Winning No Child…by Nilaja Sun and Will Eno’s Pulitzer Finalist Thom Pain (based on nothing). His work has been seen at regional theaters throughout the country. Recent: Alena Smith’s The Bad Guys. Upcoming: Mike Lee’s Bike America (Juilliard) and Figaro (Pearl Theatre).
CHRYSALIS will be read on Monday, August 20 at 7pm. The OUT LOUD Series is FREE and open to the public. Reservations are required. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Ars Nova is located at 511 W. 54th St. For more information, visit www.arsnovanyc.com.