Fifteen-year-old Anna's weight makes her a target for bullies. When her mom transfers Anna to the school where she teaches in order to protect her daughter, it only makes things worse. If There Is I Haven't Found It Yet is an entertaining look at a regular family stuck somewhere between knowing what the problem is... and doing something about it.
Surviving school as a fat kid is tough enough. When your mum's a teacher, it's hell. What's more, Anna's dad is obsessed with saving the world and her maverick uncle Terry is dossing on the couch.
When Anna hits back at the bullies, she suspended from school and stuck at home with hapless Terry trying to save her. But Terry needs saving himself and, as the bond between the two deepens, Anna is swept up in a friendship she can't live without.
If There Is I Haven't Found It Yet premiered at the Bush Theatre, London, in October 2009 and at and the Roundabout Theatre Company in New York in 2012, with Jake Gyllenhaal and Annie Funke starring.
Nick Payne won the George Devine Award for Most Promising Playwright 2009 and the Harlold Pinter Playwright's Award in 2012.