Play4Keeps Podcast | Free full play: WHAT WE WERE by Blake Hackler

We are excited to offer you free access to a full play in our collection: WHAT WE WERE by Blake Hackler. Featuring Liisa Ivary, Jackie Apodaca, Kris Danford, Nolan Sanchez, and Tamra Mathias, WHAT WE WERE is set in East Texas and spans two decades. Sisters Nell, Tessa, and Carlin are adults whose lives have been impacted by a childhood of abuse. After disappearing 17 years ago, Tessa, the youngest sister, resurfaces. It seems she has spent her adult life on the run, moving from state to state and foster family to foster family, pretending to be a teenage girl. When she is found out, her sister Nell must decide how much of her past she is willing to face to save her sister. Weaving scenes from the past and present, this story is a meditation on responsibility, on what we do to cope, and on the very difficult work of healing.

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WHAT WE WERE was a winning play at Ashland New Plays Festival 2017. It will be receiving its world premiere in a co-production with Second Thought Theatre in Dallas (August 28 – September 21) and Circle Theatre in Fort Worth (September 26 – October 19).

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