Comedy-Drama/ 2 Characters, 1 Man, 1 Woman/ Full Length, Two Acts
Synopsis: When Cane dumps fiancée Yasmine after eight years, he thinks he’s done with the relationship. But a trip back to their apartment to collect his things becomes a lesson in truth… and consequences. A taut two-hander in real time.
“A brilliant piece of theatre! Edge of the seat stuff, compelling, intense, daring, full-on and real.”
“Powerful, personal, provocative and profound.” – Audience reviews on Timeout London
“A very powerful piece that challenges traditional ideas of dominance, sexual tactics, and violence” – George Sapio, New Play Exchange
Finalist, IATI Theatre Contest, IATI Theatre, 2015
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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
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.
The Way It Is was first produced by 5th Wall Productions in Charleston, SC in 2016.