May 11–16, 2014
Iseman Theater, 1156 Chapel Street
The war is finally over. General Michail proposes to Grotilde—so she skips
ahead and plans the inevitable, but festive, divorce. Meanwhile, the weather is playing
tricks on people, as is The President, and Grotilde's son won't accept the
armistice. In this comedy of no manners, everyone is normible (both normal and
terrible all at once).
Kate Tarker is a third-year MFA candidate at Yale School
of Drama. Her plays include THUNDERBODIES, The Green, Laura
and the Sea, An Almanac for Farmers and Lovers in Mexico, Concertina,
and Paper Cut. At Yale Cabaret, she recently directed all of what you
love and none of what you hate, and performed an improvised, clown inspired show,
The Most Beautiful Thing in the World. Her work has been produced or developed
by Yale School of Drama, Primary Stages/ESPA at 59E59 Theaters, LOCAL Lab in Boulder,
the Theater Masters National MFA Playwrights Festival in Aspen and NYC, and the National
New Play Network MFA Workshop at the Kennedy Center. She is the recipient of the Kennedy
Center’s 2012 National Science Playwriting Award, a MacDowell Colony Fellowship,
two Stephen B. Timbers Scholarships (Yale), and the Kaspar T. Locher Scholarship (Reed).
She has mentored playwrights at the New Haven Co-Op High School and taught playwriting
at Wesleyan. Kate is a member of the Dramatists Guild and received a BA from Reed
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