Girls in Cars Underwater

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(90 mins)

– Girls in Cars Underwater was selected for the 2016 Eugene O’Neill National Playwrights Conference.

When newcomer Dusty is hired to do punishing work at one of the toughest bars in the city, she forms an unexpected bond with the hard-edged women who work there. For the first time Dusty feels like she has a chance to create her own family, and leave the darkness behind. But the dark has a way of catching up. As allegiances come under pressure, Dusty’s new found happiness begins to unravel as bad decisions prove deadly to those she loves. Girls In Cars Underwater is a unflinching exploration of passion and compulsion, and the power of both to ruin or remake our lives.

– Workshopped at Baltimore Center Stage (2015)

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Directed by Cara Phipps, 2016. Photos by Lawrence Peart (University of Texas at Austin, Department of Theatre and Dance).