Lipstick

 
 

3M | 4F

Lipstick is a silly, sweet farce with a heart of gold and a drawer full of sex toys. Anna has invited Kelly over for dinner, but is it a date? Or just hanging out? How could Anna know?! Is Kelly even gay?! Kelly wears earrings AND boots! Just in case that wasn’t confusing enough, a cavalcade of visitors crashes their evening - an ex-girlfriend, a nebby bestie, a handyman, a mom, and a parade of potential suitors. Hijinks, of course, ensue, in this play-shaped love letter to the queer community.

Lipstick is based on Alice's own experiences of queerness, and seeks to celebrate the queer community. It is a reclaiming of the heteronormative (and often, racist) tropes of farce.

Development History

Last Frontier Theatre Conference - Valdez, AK
Play Lab Participant
June 13, 2018

Kitchen Dog Theatre's New Works Festival - Dallas, TX
June 2, 2018

winner: ut mfa slot

Cohesion Theatre Company - Baltimore, MD
For International Women's Voices Day
directed by Dani Turner
January 21, 2018

National Winter Playwrights Conference - Creede, CO
Produced by the HBMG Foundation
January 4, 2018

Recognition

Semifinalist, National Playwrights Conference
Eugene O'Neill Theater Center
2018

Featured on The Mix, a list of plays featuring intersectional characters curated by Steppenwolf.

Read Lipstick on the New Play Exchange or contact Alice for the script.