Comedy/ 5 Characters, 3 Women, 2 Men/ Full Length
Synopsis: All Angela wants is a happy Christmas, but her daughter’s left for college, her husband’s busy with fantasy football, and her cat won’t stop peeing where he shouldn’t. In desperation, Angela turns to Facebook, where some old friends help her see things in a new light. CHRISTMAS 2.0 is a contemporary comedy about how much too much connection can drive us apart.
“A timely and VERY funny play about marriage, loneliness, the holidays and the lure of social media.” – David Lee White, New Play Exchange
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71 Towhee Court
East Amherst, NY
Playwright’s website: donnahoke.com
Representation: Samara Harris, Robert A. Freedman Dramatic Agency, email@example.com
International: Tonda Marton, The Marton Agency, firstname.lastname@example.org, 212-255-1908
About the Playwright: Donna’s work has been seen in 47 states and on five continents, including at Barrington Stage, Barrow Group, Celebration Theatre, Gulfshore Theatre, Queens Theatre, The Road, Writers Theatre New Jersey, Phoenix Theatre, Atlantic Stage, Purple Rose, Skylight, Pride Films and Plays, New Jersey Rep, Hens and Chickens (London), The Galway Fringe Festival, and Actors Repertory Theatre of Luxembourg. Plays include BRILLIANT WORKS OF ART (Kilroys List), ELEVATOR GIRL (O’Neill and Princess Grace finalist), SAFE (winner of the Todd McNerney, Naatak, and Great Gay Play and Musical Contests), and TEACH (Gulfshore New Works winner). She has been nominated for the Primus, Blackburn, and Laura Pels prizes, and is a three-time winner of the Emanuel Fried Award for Outstanding New Play (SEEDS, SONS & LOVERS, ONCE IN MY LIFETIME). She has also received an Individual Artist Award from the New York State Council on the Arts to develop HEARTS OF STONE, and, in its final three years, Artvoice named her Buffalo’s Best Writer—the only woman to ever receive the designation.
Donna also serves on the Dramatists Guild Council, is an ensemble playwright at Road Less Traveled Productions, blogger, moderator of the 12,000+-member Official Playwrights of Facebook, New York Times-published crossword puzzle constructor; children’s and trivia book author; and founder/co-curator of BUA Takes 10: GLBT Short Stories. Speaking engagements include Citywrights, Kenyon Playwrights Conference, the Dramatists Guild National Conference, Chicago Dramatists, the Austin Film Festival, and a live Dramatists Guild webinar. Her commentary has been seen on #2amt, howlround, The Dramatist, the Official Playwrights of Facebook, Workshopping the New Play (Applause, 2017), and at donnahoke.com.
Christmas 2.0 was presented in a workshop production by the Phoenix Theatre Company in Phoenix, Arizona in 2015. It awaits its first, full professional production.