Whale Song or: Learning to Live With Mobyphobia

Author: Claire Kiechel

Whale Song or: Learning to Live With Mobyphobia

Description: A surreal dark comedy about a woman coming to terms with her father’s death at Sea World and the mysterious appearance of a whale in the Hudson River: a meditation on mortality and whales.
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 10/7/2011
Content Advisory: A few instances of strong language
1 Act, 70 Minutes
3 Females, 3 Males

NOTE: Whale Song or: Learning to Live With Mobyphobia is fully protected by copyright law and is subject to royalty. All inquiries concerning production, publication, reprinting or use of this play in any form should be addressed to clairekiechel@gmail.com.

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Keywords: Characters are Mostly Young Adults · Coming of Age · Death and the Afterlife · Dysfunctional Families · Grief and Mourning · Pop Culture

This play is in the following collections: FringeNYC 2011

Original Production Information

WHALE SONG or: Learning to Live with Mobyphobia was produced by the Dreamscape Theatre at LaMaMa First Floor Theatre as part of the 2011 New York International Fringe Festival.

Maya Swan: Hollis Witherspoon
Sarah Swan: Siri Hellerman
James Swan: Gavin Starr Kendall
Mark: Ryan Feyk
Shep the Motherfucking Drummer: Jordan Smith
Reporter: Rosie Sowa

Director: Brad Raimondo
Set & Lightning Design: Christopher Heilman
Sound Design: Sam Kusnetz
Costume Design: Sarah Reever
Stage Manager: Kelly Cullom