The Play About My Dad
DIRECTED BY STELLA POWELL-JONES.
21 July 2018
“Dad. Could you start? But, you know, like it’s you, just talking?”
It's not easy putting on a play. It's even harder when your dad is the lead character, he's playing himself, and even though you're the professional playwright and he's the emergency surgeon, he keeps trying to rewrite your script. After Hurricane Katrina swept through her home town, Boo was determined to write a play about it. But she never imagined it would be this hard...
Playful, funny, and fiercely emotional, Killebrew's acclaimed play explores what it means to be a father - or a daughter.
Boo Killebrew is a rising star of American theatre. She has received two New York Innovative Theater Awards, two Fringe Excellence Awards, and The Bette Davis Foundation Award. Her plays include Miller, Mississippi (The Leah Ryan Prize); Romance Novels for Dummies and Days Like Diamonds.
Stella Powell-Jones is Deputy Director of Jermyn Street Theatre, funded by the Carne Trust. She recently returned to London after establishing a successful career in New York, where she directed new work by writers including Bathsheba Doran, Samuel D. Hunter and Nick Jones.
Set and costume design
“Under Stella Powell-Jones' direction, the synergy between the threads and characters is evident.”
“Hannah Britland doesn't disappoint, she is a brilliant Boo.”
“Director Stella Powell-Jones has secured good performances from her cast.”
“A satisfying piece of theatre.”
“Stella Powell-Jones' production skilfully knits together the script's different elements.”
“Between the narrative experiments, something real and raw emerges.”