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Loosely inspired by the Greek tragedy of Oedipus, Undone takes place in a city neighborhood troubled by dread and violence, filled with characters on the brink of transformation who must undo their tightly wound lives in order to move forward. Valentina is a teenage girl caught in a conflictive relationship with her mother Odile, a refugee with a hidden history who supports the whole neighborhood but cannot do the same for her daugher. An act of violence unearths the buried stories inside the characters’ hearts and bursts open their relationships, forcing Valentina and Odile to reveal themselves to each other. Only then can the whole neighborhood begin to heal.

Cast Requirements

3 men
3 women
age range teenage-60’s

Flexible Set


Finalist: Sundance Institute Theatre Lab (2004).

Production and Development History

Upcoming:To be presented at Queens College, directed by Tamilla Woodard (Spring 2012).

Readings/Workshops:Victory Gardens Theater, IGNITION Festival, dir. Lisa Portes (2010); Women's Project, dir.Tamilla Woodard (2010); INTAR New Works Lab, dir.Tlaloc Rivas (2004). Originally developed at the Lark Play Development Center, BareBones presentation, dir.Victor Maog (2003).