TRASH was written in the spring of 2011, and premiered at the Side Project Theatre in Chicago, March 24th through May 5th, 2012, by the Babes With Blades Theatre Company.
The play takes place entirely in a dump - a municipal landfill, where two estranged sisters have come to look for a letter from their mother. They've come from their mother's funeral - the first time they've seen each other in years, and as they
dig through the literal and metaphorical trash heap, they get further and further into their complicated relationship with each other - and with the lives they led under the shadow of a domineering mother who still controls and influences them even after her death.
It's a powerful drama, with a lot of very funny moments.
There is a UK version available from the playwright, which premiered in London at the Rosemary Branch Theatre, in September of 2015. It was directed by Andrew Fielding-Day, with Emma Shenkman as Diane and Georgina Phillips as Becky. Read the FOUR STAR review! ★ ★ ★ ★
For information on producing this play, contact Next Stage Press. If you'd like to get a feel for the play first - try reading
the monologues available here.