JDT Lab The Daerie Queene by Savannah Hankinson
A workshop production of a new play. Cara Sullivan and her flaky brother, Pete, try to navigate the uncharted task of planning their father’s funeral. Along the way they are met by an unruly cast of characters: the ex-lover, the hot Tinder date, and the overly optimistic funeral director. The Daerie Queene explores the hilarity in grief and promises to keep the audience laughing to the bitter end.
Savannah Hankinson is a Brooklyn based writer and actor. Her plays have been workshopped at Dixon Place and The Tank in New York City. As a one act play, The Daerie Queene competed in and won the Spring One Act Festival at The Manhattan Repertory Theater in April 2018, competing with 24 other plays. Prior to receiving her MA, Savannah worked as Nancy Meyers’s (It’s Complicated, Something’s Gotta Give) assistant on The Intern. She received her BA from Princeton University and her MA from Drama Centre London.