TRIPLE FALSEHOOD (2019 - 2021)
(full-length play | unproduced)
A new play about an old play, impossible dreams, and the post-#metoo moment
One-sentence synopsis: A woman investigating a lost Shakespeare play gets more than she bargained for when her research leads her into the story itself, making her an active agent in its telling.
One-paragraph synopsis: “This is a story told in and out of time…”
Miranda is a PhD candidate researching Shakespeare’s lost play ’Cardenio.’ Chasing the play in and out of footnotes, rehearsal rooms, and forgotten corners of history, she tries to come to terms with a play no one has seen for four-hundred years. Along the way, she meets two playwrights lost in the wilderness of an idea, a knight hellbent on stopping them from ruining his book, and a theatre director with a very particular agenda to push. TRIPLE FALSEHOOD attempts to reclaim a space for women in Early Modern Drama, and asks how do you properly look for a play if no one knows what it looks like or where it is?
A fierce, funny, and smart riff on Shakespeare, academia, and the post-#metoo moment.
Image: Glenn Saunders
"TRIPLE FALSEHOOD" has been developed in several workshops and readings.
September 2019 workshop: with Joshua Bell, Benjamin Hickey,
Remy Graham Throssell, Floyd Throssell
March 2020 online reading: with Bo Chung, Celia Handscombe,
Alexis Longley, Aimee Marich, Katherine McLure, Verity Wells
June 2020 online reading: with Bo Chung, Celia Handscombe,
Alexis Longley, Aimee Marich, Verity Wells