Hippo can't find reasons to live. Phae helps him in whatever way she can. Two teenagers text their way through the loneliness of adolescence in Lily Akerman's inventive reimagining of Euripides' Hippolytus.
Hippo underwent a full development process at Hunter College-The City University of New York overseen by Obie-award winning playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins in March/April 2018. The play recevied a staged reading as the opener of The 2018 Rita and Burton Goldberg MFA Playwrights Festival at The Frederick Loewe Theatre (dir. Knud Adams).
It was most recently presented by Invulnerable Nothings in a staged reading at The Stockwell Playhouse in London, as directed by the playwright and featuring Mary Lou McCarthy, Callan Purcell, and Aimee Pollock.
Love's Labour's Lost
First presented as a staged reading in April 2016 as part of The New York Public Library's celebration of the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death, this fast paced gender-inverted telling is currently being developed into an educational touring production. It was last featured at the 2018 New York Shakespeare Convention.