This production was staged as part of our 2010/11 Season



February 11 to March 6, 2011 | On the Hertz Stage
World Premiere Kendeda Winner
Part of the Hertz Series

" almost perfect work of art. If you care about fine theatre, go see it." —Manning Harris, Atlanta INtown

"[Carapace is] deftly drawn...[a] sharp, often incredibly funny drama..." —Felicia Feaster,

Winner! 2010 Kendeda Graduate Playwriting Competition!

Jeff is a man on a mission to do right by his daughter on her 23rd birthday. But first, he has to do a few things. Figure out where his daughter lives, for starters. Then, find an open pet store. Then, navigate his Oldsmobile past the wrecked 35W Bridge. And probably, yes, stop for a drink. Just one. This time.

A portrait of a flawed man on a collision course with fate one cold Minneapolis winter night, Carapace is the latest winner of the Kendeda Graduate Playwriting Competition, identifying the best new American playwrights and bringing their work to Atlanta.

Cast & Crew


  • Director
    Judith Ivey is the recipient of the Tony Award and the Drama Desk Award for her portrayals in Steaming and Hurlyburly, the Obie Award for her performance in The... read more »

Audience Feedback


What is your hope for the future?
"For myself, I want to be happy. Motivation to succeed. For humanity, I wish for there to be more understanding, without disregard or hate."

Without using the words in your job title, what do you do at the Alliance?
"I guess you can call me the theatre therapist."



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