Everything You Touch (Paperback)

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Full Length Play
Dark Comedy

2m, 6f

WINNER - 2015 Ted Schmitt Award for world premiere of an outstanding new play, Los Angeles Drama Critics' Circle
Victor is a ruthless fashion designer in the 1970s at the top of his game. Esme, his glamorous protégé and muse, is pushed aside when an ordinary Midwestern woman inspires Victor to make his artistry accessible to the masses. A generation later, a woman grappling with a healthy dose of self-loathing must wrestle her own family demons to find her way through the world of fashion that won’t give a woman her size a second look. Skipping back and forth in time, Everything You Touch is a viciously funny look at the struggle to find an identity that's more than skin deep.

Praise For…


"No matter the topic at hand, Ms. Callaghan's writing, whether in plays like 'Roadkill Confidential' and 'That Pretty Pretty,' or the cable series 'Shameless' and 'The United States of Tara,' is florid and highly flammable.... Themes and fixations crash together like vehicles in a multicar pileup." - The New York Times

"They paint with broad and colorful strokes in Callaghan's new fantastical play....each eye-catching contour proves to be much more than simple decoration, driving decisively toward the play's bold dissection of beauty, self-worth, and human connection." - TheatreMania

Full Length Play
Dark Comedy
120 minutes (2 hours)
Time Period - Present Day, 1970s
Settings Of Play - Victor’s 1970’s boutique and workroom.
Several locations along Jess’s trip from home to Little Rock, Arkansas.

FEATURES / CONTAINS
Interior Set, Unit Set/Multiple Settings
Elaborate / High Volume Costumes
CAUTIONS
Strong Language
TAGS
Women's Issues
TARGET AUDIENCE
Adult
PERFORMANCE GROUP
College Theatre / Student, Professional Theatre, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
WINNER - 2015 Ted Schmitt Award for world premiere of an outstanding new play, Los Angeles Drama Critics' Circle
Victor is a ruthless fashion designer in the 1970s at the top of his game. Esme, his glamorous protégé and muse, is pushed aside when an ordinary Midwestern woman inspires Victor to make his artistry accessible to the masses. A generation later, a woman grappling with a healthy dose of self-loathing must wrestle her own family demons to find her way through the world of fashion that won’t give a woman her size a second look. Skipping back and forth in time, Everything You Touch is a viciously funny look at the struggle to find an identity that's more than skin deep.



REVIEWS


"No matter the topic at hand, Ms. Callaghan's writing, whether in plays like 'Roadkill Confidential' and 'That Pretty Pretty,' or the cable series 'Shameless' and 'The United States of Tara,' is florid and highly flammable.... Themes and fixations crash together like vehicles in a multicar pileup." - The New York Times, Read More

"They paint with broad and colorful strokes in Callaghan's new fantastical play....each eye-catching contour proves to be much more than simple decoration, driving decisively toward the play's bold dissection of beauty, self-worth, and human connection." - TheatreMania, Read More

"You may have seen your share of makeovers, but nothing like the one Sheila Callaghan inflicts on her heroine in Everything You Touch, her lushly written dark comedy world-premiering at Boston Court Performing Arts Center." - Los Angeles Times

"...[Sheila Callaghan's] new Everything You Touch may be the breakthrough work Callaghan's admirers have been waiting for: A brash, even commercial, elaboration of her universal themes in their most complex and daredevil manifestations yet...this thought-provoking play takes its themes of thwarted intimacies to exciting, dramatically vivid, places to impart fresh discernment to the alienation playing within and without us all." - Hollywood Reporter
Product Details
ISBN: 9780573704727
Publisher: Samuel French, Inc.
Publication Date: October 15th, 2015