"Joshua Conkel's black comedy is like a working-class version of Desperate Housewives meets Thelma and Louise." -The Guardian
‘Would you ever want to sit with me in the dark? Just sit with the lights out, barely even touching, maybe not touching at all, and just listen to me breathe?’
Everybody wants a piece of Stephanie Schwartz. Her son’s demanding nuggets, her boyfriend wants her to wax and her best friend’s taking her to a stripping class. Now there’s a rapist on Sutton Drive, an obscene caller invading her home and a portal to hell beneath her sofa. How far must she go to make it all stop? And how far is too far? A heart-breaking, taboo-busting black comedy by Joshua Conkel, ‘the most important queer playwright of his generation’ (Doric Wilson, the Co-Founder of Off-Off-Broadway's very first theatre, Café Cino.)
Joshua Conkel is a playwright, culture vulture and Navy brat who hails from the pine forests of rural Washington State. He is the author of MilkMilkLemonade (Best Off Off Broadway Show of 2009-NY Press, published by Playscripts), The Chalk Boy (Published by Original Works Publishing), Lonesome Winter, I Wanna Destroy You as well as countless short plays. Conkel’s work has been seen in New York, Los Angeles, Berkeley, San Francisco, Chicago, Austin, San Diego, Seattle, Fort Lauderdale, Boston and Baton Rouge. He is the Co-Artistic Director of The Management, and a member of Ensemble Studio Theatre, TOSOS and The Dramatists Guild.