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Atlas the Lonely Gibbon

2021 Women Playwrights Series: In-person & Live Streaming

Wednesday, April 14 at 7:30 pm

Sitnik Theatre : Lackland Performing Arts Center

by Deborah Yarchun

A darkly comedic thriller set in the future.  Irene, a 28-year-old journalist, has recently had her job downgraded to editing AI (Artificial Intelligence) - generated articles.  Her husband, David, is a cybercrime journalist who introduces more than enough technologies into their home, with unnerving consequences.

"Atlas..." explores where we're heading as a society and the complex benefits and destructive possibilities of a fully wired world.

In-person admission by donation.

Advance reservations require a $5.00 minimum donation.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions seating is limited.
Advance reservations recommended.


In addition to the in-person live performance Centenary Stage Company's Women Playwrights Series events will be live streamed during the presentation.

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Deborah Yarchun

Deborah Yarchun is a NYC-based playwright.

Her plays have been developed with the Civilians, Ensemble Studio Theatre, The New Harmony Project, Jewish Plays Project’s OPEN Festival, The Great Plains Theater Conference, Jewish Ensemble Theater, Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse, The Playwrights’ Center, Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre, TheatreSquared’s Arkansas New Play Festival, the William Inge Center for the Arts, WordBRIDGE, and Workhouse Theater Company, and produced at Amphibian Stage Productions, Fusion Theatre, Theater Master’s National MFA Playwrights Festival, EstroGenius Festival, the Minnesota Fringe, the Philadelphia Fringe, The Samuel French Off Off Broadway Festival, Playwrights Horizons’ Peter Jay Sharp Theater by Young Playwrights Inc., Williams Street Repertory Theatre, and at theaters and universities across the United States and in Canada.

Deborah’s honors include two Jerome Fellowships at The Playwrights’ Center, a Dramatists Guild Foundation Fellowship, an EST/Sloan Commission, Dartmouth’s 2020 Neukom Literary Arts Award for Playwriting, The Kennedy Center’s Jean Kennedy Smith Playwriting Award, the Kernodle New Play Award, the Richard Maibaum Playwriting Award, and Women in the Arts & Media Coalition’s 2019 Collaboration Award. Her play GREAT WHITE was an Honorable Mention for the Relentless Award. She was recently a playwright-in-residence at the William Inge Center for the Arts and a member of the Civilians’ R&D Group. Deborah is a New Georges Affiliated Artist. She earned her M.F.A. from the University of Iowa where she was an Iowa Arts Fellow.

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