"Dad. Could you start?But, you know, like it's you, just talking?"It's not easy putting on a play. It's even harder when your dad is the lead character, he's playing himself, and even though you're the professional playwright and he's the emergency surgeon, he keeps trying to rewrite your script. After Hurricane Katrina swept through her home town, Boo was determined to write a play about it. But she never imagined it would be this hard
Boo Killebrew is a rising star of American theatre. She has received two New York Innovative Theater Awards, two Fringe Excellence Awards, and The Bette Davis Foundation Award. Her plays include Miller, Mississippi (The Leah Ryan Prize); Romance Novels for Dummies and Days Like Diamonds.
CRITIC'S PICK! "Memory, storytelling, playwriting and time travel intersect with a lovely kind of epic intimacy [...] The Play About My Dad gradually takes you into its spell. Don't be surprised if, by the end, your own emotional floodgates have been tested."
Time Out New York
"[...] a poignant and very personal attempt to heal the larger and more private wounds of Hurricane Katrina [...]"
The Huffington Post