Lunatic 19S

Tegan W McLeod
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Recovering from a serious car crash, Gracie, an undocumented Chicana worker from Kentucky, is tracked down to her hospital bed by immigration enforcement officer Alec. Dragged from hospital, she begins the long and absurd journey towards deportation. With coruscating humor and caustic observation, LUNATIC 19S captures the human stories at the heart of the current debate about migration and refugees, and the brutal surrealism of jailer and prisoner bound together on a road trip to exile and new beginnings.

Production Info

Cast: 2 total (1 female, 1 male)
Full Length Drama (about 70 minutes)
Minimal Set Requirements
Contemporary Costumes
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About the Author


  • Tegan W McLeod

    Tegan McLeod was born in Iowa city, Iowa. She later moved to the UK where she went on to study English Literature at Oxford University. She began acting in the National Youth Theatre and her first play NEVER SUCH RAIN (written at age 18) was a runner-up in the Oxford New Writer’s Festival. Upon graduating, Tegan became one of only two playwrights, internationally, to be awarded a full scholarship to the University of Texas at Austin as a Michener Fellow in Playwriting and Screenwriting in 2013. At UT she had numerous productions, including a world-premiere of her first opera, produced in The New Works Festival, and entitled Rose Made Man; an opera about Trans identity. Her play GIRLS IN CARS UNDERWATER was developed at Center Stage in Baltimore, featured in the Ignition Festival at Victory Gardens, Chicago 2016 and was selected for the 2016 Eugene O'Neill Theater Center: National Playwrights Conference. Her pilot The Throwaways was a semi-finalist in the Austin Revolution Film Festival TV script competition (2017). In 2018 LOVER THINK LOVER was included in The New Group’s Spring Reading Festival and her newest play, LUNATIC 19S: A Deportational Road Trip was runner-up for the prestigious Papatango Prize in the UK. Recently the TV script NativeLand became a Second-Rounder in Austin Film Fest’s Drama Pilot presented by AMC 2019 and the world premiere of LUNATIC 19S: A Deportational Road Trip debuted at The Finborough Theatre, London, in July 2019 and received 4 stars from The Guardian: "This is powerful drama".

About the Book

Book Information

Publisher BPPI
Publication Date 12/4/2020
Pages 70
ISBN 9780881458909

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Lunatic 19S is produced
by special arrangement with Broadway Play Publishing Inc, NYC