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When John Ploughman returns to his village on the prairie after years away fighting a war, he discovers his town completely occupied, run and managed by women. On top of that, his name has appeared in the “List of the Dead.” In this tragi-comedy that explores gender politics, John must explore his past to reinvent his present and discover a way to be truly alive.
Kira Obolensky’s plays have been produced Off Broadway, in Los Angeles, in Prague and Terezin, and in such locations as homeless shelters, prisons, tribal colleges, chemical dependency centers and immigrant centers. She has received awards and fellowships for her work, including the Kesselring Prize, a Guggenheim Fellowship and most recently a Mellon Foundation National Playwright Fellowship, which put her in residence with the award-winning theater Ten Thousand Things for six years. She has created a theater program in a maximum security prison, and worked in an interdisciplinary way with scientists, business people through an innovative organization called The Gymnasium. She has co-written a national bestseller about architecture, called The Not So Big House, lectured extensively on her work “Imagining the redistribution of the wealth of theater,” and recently worked with Pandies Theater in New Delhi, India on a tour of their production of Medea. Her novella, The Anarchists Float to St. Louise, won Quarterly West’s Novella prize. She attended Juilliard’s Playwriting Program, Williams College and is a core writer at the Playwrights’ Center in Minneapolis.