WROL (Without Rule of Law)
Darkly comic coming-of-age story for complicated times
Playwright: Michaela Jeffery
Dramaturgy and Director (world premiere):
Convinced the world at large can’t be trusted to prioritize the well-being of adolescent girls in the event of a cataclysmic event (or just in general), a determined troupe of preteen doomers commit to preparing for survival in the post-collapse society they anticipate inheriting.
When Maureen, Jo, Sarah, Vic, and Robbie sneak out at night to investigate an ominous hidden lair in the woods, they believe they have stumbled onto proof of what happened to a mysterious local cult that vanished over a decade ago. As they search for vital clues, examining small bones and dusty cans of food for signs of life, they fight to be understood in a world that seems to reject them. What they discover changes everything—eighth grade will never be the same.
Part Judy Blume, part Rambo, this darkly comic coming-of-age story for complicated times is for any young woman who has ever been told that she is “too much,” or that what she fears is illegitimate, or that what she has to say is less important than keeping the peace. Published by Playwrights Canada Press.
Selected Presentations & Development:
October 30 - November 13, 2019: Persephone Theatre (Saskatoon, SK)*
April 30, 2019: PlaySmelter Festival (Sudbury, ON) staged reading
September 17, 2018: Big Secret Theatre (Calgary, AB) staged reading
April 21, 2017: Word Play @ WordFest (Calgary, AB) staged reading
WROL Badge by B. Strong