Amy, Rose and Stevie -three Chinese adoptees – anxiously come together for their annual reunion party, delayed two years due to Covid-19. In the period away from each other, Amy has married a black man, Stevie is affianced with a Chinese national and Rose. Rose is popular enough on Twitter to have a blue check. Now that each one is more secure with their life choices, they begin to butt head as they are no longer able to understand each other’s life direction. Sisterhood unravels into antagonism as ideas of family, belonging, and the trauma of being adopted become irreconcilable points of no return.
Ada A. is an early-career playwright and director who graduated from the University of Chicago with a B.A in anthropology. She was previously the assistant director for Sideshow’s The Ridiculous Darkness and Haven’s Titus Andronicus. As a playwright, her ten-minute play “United Separatism” had a professional reading at the 2020 Fade to Black Festival. Her one-act play The Reverend Dr. Paul(i) Murray had its world premiere at Valiant Theatre through its New Works Festival earlier this year.
Francis, Billie, and Yasmin look at screens all day for work. Francis is an online creator, Billie is a customer service rep for a start up, and Yasmin is a graduate student studying film. Immaterial, a new digital avatar company is making waves across the country and hungry to expand. When the company enters their lives and connects them to a new reality, each person is faced with the truth of what their physical bodies need.
my eyes are up here honey is an exploration of boundaries, open relationships, and queer commodification
lily gonzales (they/them) is a writer from San Antonio, based in NYC. Their work has been developed or read at The John F. Kennedy Center, Teatro Vivo, Stages, San Diego REP, AlterTheater Ensemble, and Latinx Playwrights Circle. They have been nominated for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, runner-up for 3 Kennedy Center playwriting awards, and a finalist for the Leah Ryan FEWW Prize, Bay Area Playwrights Festival, and Miranda Family ‘Voces Latinx’ Competition. Currently, they are a National Young Playwright in Residence with Echo Theater Company and Colt Coeur Resident Artist. B.A UT Austin.