Nexus

 

Nexus

1 W, 1 M / 90 MINUTES

Metaphorically set in the Museum of Broken Relationships, this chamber drama follows two iPhone-armed DC transplants as they drift between intimacy and disconnect. The play opens with W and M – strangers – waiting for a bus. Their eyes wander and W is quick to mention that she has a boyfriend. But they’re on a break. Because he doesn’t want to call it a “relationship” anymore. M asks for her phone, offering his much newer model as collateral. He enters his number and what follows are the moments that would be on display if they were living exhibits in the Museum of Broken Relationships.

Productions & Development

DREAMWELL THEATRE (IOWA CITY)
PRODUCTION
DIR. BRIES VANNON, 2018

GEORGE MASON HIGH SCHOOL (FALLS CHURCH, VA) EDUCATIONAL PRODUCTION
DIR. SHAWN NORTHRIP, 2016

HUBBARD HALL (CAMBRIDGE, NY)
PRODUCTION
DIR. DAVID SNIDER, 2015

ARENA STAGE (WASHINGTON, DC)
WORKSHOP
DIR. DAVID SNIDER, 2014                         

Honors & Awards

2016 WOODWARD/NEWMAN AWARD FINALIST

2015 KILROYS LIST HONORABLE MENTION

2014 LARRY NEAL WRITERS' AWARD FOR DRAMATIC WRITING FINALIST

 
Emma Jackson & Jonathan W. Colby in the 2015 Hubbard Hall production. 

Emma Jackson & Jonathan W. Colby in the 2015 Hubbard Hall production. 

W
Can we just get a drink? Tequila? Whatever you want.

M
I’m trying not to drink tequila anymore.

W
Oh?

M
Too many bad decisions. I had to limit my bad decision making.

W
...

M
You’re my bad decision. You’re my limit on bad decisions.

W
...Well, at least we’re being truthful.
— Nexus