Slipping

Author: Daniel Talbott

Slipping

Description: Alone, numb, and friendless after the violent death of his father, high school senior Eli moves with his mom from San Francisco to a fresh start in Iowa. A new relationship with a boy named Jake at school exposes Eli again to the possibility of closeness and the danger of being swallowed by it.
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2008
Date Added: 10/6/2011
Content Advisory: Nudity, strong language, sexual content, and adult themes
1 Act, 85 Minutes
1 Female, 3 Males

NOTE: The English language stock and amateur stage performance rights in this Play are controlled exclusively by Dramatists Play Service, Inc., 440 Park Avenue South, New York, NY 10016. No professional or nonprofessional performance of the Play may be given without obtaining, in advance, the written permission of Dramatists Play Service, Inc., and paying the requisite fee. Inquiries concerning all other rights should be addressed to Abrams Artists Agency, 275 Seventh Avenue, 26th Floor, New York, NY 10001. Attn: Morgan Jenness.

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Keywords: Characters are Mostly Young Adults · Coming of Age · Drama · Dysfunctional Families · Gay and Lesbian · Grief and Mourning · Many Locations · Mostly Male Characters · Naturalism/Realism · Philosophy · Sex · Single Set · Small Cast Size · Social Issues

This play is in the following collections: Rising Phoenix Rep

Original Production Information

Slipping received its world premiere at the side project (Adam Webster, Artistic Director) in Chicago, Illinois, on February 4, 2008. It was directed by Adam Webster; the assistant director was Elliott Fredland; the set design was by Anders Jacobs; the costume design was by Whitney McBride; the lighting design was by Jeremy Getz; the sound design was by Joe Anello; the fight choreographer was Sarah Fornace; and the production stage manager was Caitlin Montanye Parrish. The cast was as follows:

JAN: Rose Buckner
ELI: Nate Santana
JAKE: Daniel Caffrey
CHRIS: Adrian Gonzalez

Slipping was subsequently produced at Smock Alley in Dublin, Ireland, opening on May 12, 2008, as part of the International Dublin Gay Theatre Festival. It was directed by Adam Webster; the assistant director was Elliott Fredland; the set design was by Anders Jacobs; the costume design was by Whitney McBride; the lighting design was by Jeremy Getz; the sound design was by Joe Anello; the fight choreographer was Sarah Fornace; and the production stage manager was Caitlin Montanye Parrish. The cast was as follows:

JAN: Rose Buckner
ELI: Nate Santana
JAKE: Daniel Caffrey
CHRIS: Adrian Gonzalez

Slipping received its New York premiere by piece by piece productions (Wendy vanden Heuvel, Artistic Director) and Rising Phoenix Repertory (Daniel Talbott, Artistic Director) in association with Rattlestick Playwrights Theater (David Van Asselt, Artistic Director; Brian Long, Managing Director), on July 28, 2009. It was directed by Kirsten Kelly; the set design was by Lauren Helpern; the costume design was by Chloe Chapin; the lighting design was by Joel Moritz; the sound and projection design were by Brandon Epperson; the prop design was by Eugenia Furneaux-Arends; the fight choreography was by Christian Kelly-Sordelet; the production stage manager was Katrina Renee Herrmann; the production manager was Travis Walker; the assistant stage manager was Melissa Gregus; the general managers were Steven Chaikelson and Kendra Bator of Snug Harbor Productions; and the press representative was Don Summa of Richard Kornberg & Associates. The cast was as follows:

JAN: Meg Gibson
ELI: Seth Numrich
JAKE: Macleod Andrews
CHRIS: Adam Driver