February 13, 2017
by Dana Lynn Formby
Two sisters, one "successful" one "... not so much," must agree on the best way to lay their mother to rest. Fortunately, she left them some clues in the form of a podcast, downloadable on iTunes. A funny and warm play that examines what it means - and what it takes to finally say goodbye.
Meet The Playwright
Dana Lynn Formby is a Resident Playwright at Chicago Dramatists. She was a finalist for the 2016 Emory Fellowship in Playwriting as well as a finalist for the 2015 Princess Grace Award for playwriting. Dana's most recent play, THE LABELER, is a 2016 finalist for the American Blues Theatre Blue Ink Award. Her play JOHNNY 10 BEERS' DAUGHTER was a finalist for the O'Neill 2016 National Playwrights Conference. It will be produced this spring by Something Marvelous and Chicago Dramatists. Her play AMERICAN BEAUTY SHOP was read at Steppenwolf's First Look 2014 and is was published by Bloomsbury Methuen in conjunction with the world premiere at Chicago Dramatists this past spring. Dana is a three time 'Kilroy Honorable Mention' playwright. Dana's plays have been produced, workshopped, and read by Pegasus Theatre Chicago, Chicago Dramatists, Mortar Theatre Company, Steep, PICT, Victory Gardens, WordBRIDGE, Florida Studio Theatre, The Alliance Theatre of Atlanta, The Kennedy Center, Theater Emory and New York Theatre Workshop. Her short play A DECK OF MONSTERS was featured in Goodman Theatre's New Play Bake-Off. Her play UNTIL DEATH was produced in 2015 at Concordia University Chicago in association with Chicago Dramatists. She holds an MFA in playwriting from Ohio University. Dana is represented by The Robert A. Freedman Dramatic Agency in New York. Website: www.danalynnformby.com.