Women Playwrights Series
Wednesday, November 4 at 7:30 pm
Kutz Theatre : Lackland Performing Arts Center
by Deborah Yarchun
A community of truckers in a small town in Iowa are forced to shift gears when they lose their jobs to self - driving vehicles. When Gloria becomes the only trucker in town still employed, resentments begin to surface. Set in a future not far down the road, Drive explores our collective fears.
Admission by donation.
Advanced reservations require a $5.00 minimum donation.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions and requirements seating is limited. Advance reservations recommended.
About the Playwright
A NYC-based playwright, Yarchun's 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 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 Playwrighting, 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 earned her M.F.A. from the University of Iowa where she was an Iowa Arts Fellow.