Stopgap

 

Stopgap

3 W, 3 M / 120 MINUTES

May wants to get pregnant. David wants to adopt. Robert just wants pizza. In a town where white picket fences and 2.5 kids has long been the norm, a prospective single mother, her best friend, and his husband are no strangers to defying convention. This dark comedy explores how these individuals try to find their own definitions of “family” in this heteronormative community they call home.

Production & Development

SNAPPLE THEATRE (NEW YORK)
STAGED READING
DIR. ETHAN PAULINI, 2014

FIELD TRIP THEATRE (WASHINGTON, DC)
PRODUCTION
DIR. JAMILA REDDY, 2012

FIELD TRIP THEATRE (WASHINGTON, DC)
WORKSHOP
DIR. ELENA HIGHT, 2012

PAGE TO STAGE AT THE KENNEDY CENTER (DC)
STAGED READING
DIR. GUS HEAGERTY, 2011

Honors & Awards

2012 LARRY NEAL WRITERS' AWARD FOR DRAMATIC WRITING FINALIST

 
Eileen Haley, Travis Blumer, Megan Westman, Michael Litchfield, Caitlin Diana Doyle, and Jonathan W. Colby in the 2012 production of Stopgap. Photo by Mimsi Janis.

Eileen Haley, Travis Blumer, Megan Westman, Michael Litchfield, Caitlin Diana Doyle, and Jonathan W. Colby in the 2012 production of Stopgap. Photo by Mimsi Janis.

DAVID
The, um, the garbage disposal starts to act up. If you don’t take an allen wrench to it every
once in a while.

ROBERT
Don’t.

DAVID
Most people don’t know that. They wouldn’t think about it.

ROBERT
I can’t talk about this right now.

DAVID
There’s a lasagna in the freezer. I made it the other day. Just preheat the oven to 350 and let
it cook for an hour.

ROBERT
You need to go. I can’t do this anymore.

DAVID
The checkbook is in my study. The bills will start coming soon. And, um, should I take my
car?

ROBERT
I’m not going to make you walk.

DAVID
I don’t know where to go.
— Stopgap