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Esther, Frog Queen

Julie Marie Myatt
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Who gets to decide if a woman has children, and for whom? For years Martin is thought to be the last frog of his species, living alone in an amphibian lab, under the observation of a scientist eager to make her name in the field. Fate strikes, and Esther is discovered living by herself in the rain forest, the last female frog. She is captured and brought to the lab, instructed that her duty will be to mate with Martin, reproduce, and save their species. Esther won't have it. She has never wanted to be a mother, or have children, nor felt it wise given the dangerous world they find themselves in. She is determined, with the help of some lizards, to regain her freedom and to live her life as she pleases. And maybe free Martin to finally live as a frog, not a research subject. A comedy about reproductive rights and the environment.

Production Info

Cast: 6 total (4 female, 2 male)
Full Length Dark Comedy (about 90 minutes)
Minimal Set Requirements
Contemporary Costumes
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About the Author


  • Julie Marie Myatt

    Julie Marie Myatt's play SOMEDAY premiered as part of Cornerstone Theater Company's Justice Cycle in June 2008. Her play WELCOME HOME, JENNY SUTTER recently premiered at Oregon Shakespeare Festival and will tour to the Kennedy Center in July 2008. Her play BOATS ON A RIVER premiered at the Guthrie Theater in May 2007 and was a finalist for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize. Her play MY WANDERING BOY premiered at South Coast Rep and was featured in the 2007 Summer Play Festival in New York City. Her ten-minute play, MR AND MRS premiered at the 2007 Humana Festival. Her play THE SEX HABITS OF AMERICAN WOMEN was produced by the Guthrie Theater, Signature Theater in Arlington, VA, Synchronicity Performance Group, and premiered at the Magic Theater in San Francisco, and was recently published by Broadway Play Publishing Inc. She received a Walt Disney Studios Screenwriting Fellowship, a Jerome Fellowship at the Playwrights' Center, and a McKnight Advancement Grant. Her other plays include ALICE IN THE BADLANDS, COWBIRD, 49 DAYS TO THE SUN, and THE PINK FACTOR (also published by BPPI). She is a member of New Dramatists.

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Book Information

Publisher BPPI
Publication Date 10/7/2022
Pages 74
ISBN 9780881459456

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Esther, Frog Queen is produced
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