Blue Point is a love story about a teenage boy in the rural Midwest who kills his best friend. Taking place over the course of five years in alternating scenes of New Years and 4th of July, we watch these two friends search for stability in a world crumbling beneath their feet. As their home lives become marred with death, poverty, and instability, the boys become increasingly violent, destructive and desperate for affection. To cope, they begin acting out fantasies of domination and humiliation over their schoolmates, a meth addict, and one another. These fantasies become progressively more dangerous until the final scene where the boys decide to commit a harrowing crime in a forgotten cemetery down a deserted gravel road.
Workshop Production, UTNT, Directed by Charlie Otte
Workshop Reading, UT-Austin, Directed by Melissa Kievman
Featured in the 2013 International Playwriting Festival (U.K.)
Finalist, Lark Playwrights' Week
Finalist, Humana Festival of New American Plays
Finalist, Princess Grace Playwriting Fellowship