Bruise & Thorn

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Bruise and Thorn work at a laundromat in Jamaica, Queens. Bruise dreams of becoming a chef and Thorn of changing the face of Hip Hop. When finances become strained, they get caught up in illegal activities sending them on a magical ride to make their dreams come true and get the hell out of Jamaica.

Cast Requirements

BRUISE - Nuyorican, queer and fabulous. Street smart and full of life. Thorn's cousin. 22, Male.

THORN - Nuyorican, naive. Spits bars, Has dreams of being the Boricua Nikki Minaj. Bruise's cousin. 18, Gender Fluid.

MRS. GALLO - Puerto Rican. She's hot, but She ain't a stereotype. Got that?. 45, Female.

OLD FART - Any ethnicity. He's homeless? He sure hangs out at the laundromat a lot. 50+, Male.

LIZARD - Thorn's white bae. He's like Justin Beiber without the music. 23, Male

Set Description

Jamaica Queens at "Clean It" Laundromat / Live Halal Food Shop/Cockfight Pit / Combination Pizza Hut & Taco Bell storefront.


- Finalist, Bay Area Playwrights Festival, Playwrights Foundation, 2018
- Semi-Finalist, 2017-2018 In-Progress New Play Reading Series,
Unicorn Theatre, 2018
- Finalist, INKTank, Rising Circle Theater Collective, 2018
- Winner, New Play Development Conference , PlayPenn, 2018
- Semi-Finalist, Eugene O’Neill Theater Center’s National Playwrights
Conference, Eugene O'Neill Theater Center, 2018
- Semi-Finalist, The 2018 Premiere Play Festival., Premiere Stages at
Kean University, 2018

Production and Development History

Reading, PlayPenn, 2018

Residency, Pipeline Theatre Company - PlayLab, 2017