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Objective Love

Megan Terry
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A lyrical study in the ways, perhaps misguided, that He and She love.

Production Info

Cast: 4 total (2 female, 2 male)
Full Length Drama (about 75 minutes)
Minimal Set Requirements
Contemporary Costumes

Press Quotes

“OBJECTIVE LOVE, Megan Terry’s new play dwells on the phony appearances upon which modern romance depends … Actors float in and out of the performance as if they were clouds. The only recurring figures are named merely ‘He’ and ‘She,’ perhaps representing the American Every Couple … There is no lack of love in the world, Ms Terry reflects. But it’s channeled to other things: mindless jobs, motorcycles, clothing, mathematics, things. Her words are sometimes as abstract and striking as the props that surround them. At times the work is poetically vivid … Other times they are hilariously funny … OBJECTIVE LOVE, in short, is an exciting mélange of images and words that seems light years more contemporary than any other theatrical stab at the subject.” —Roger Catlin, Omaha World Herald

“OBJECTIVE LOVE, a witty and visually striking study of how people love others as objects, not as individuals.” —J W, Sunday Nonpareil

About the Author


  • Megan Terry

    Megan Terry's plays include BREAKFAST SERIAL, CALM DOWN MOTHER, KEEP TIGHTLY CLOSED IN A COOL DRY PLACE, HOTHOUSE, EX-MISS COPPER QUEEN ON A SET OF PILLS, THE PEOPLE VS RANCHMAN, GOONA GOONA, MOLLIE BAILEY'S TRAVELING FAMILY CIRCUS: FEATURING SCENES FROM THE LIFE OF MOTHER JONES, PRO GAME, BODY LEAKS, SOUND FIELDS, and OBJECTIVE LOVE. She published over forty-five plays. Most have been translated and produced worldwide. She won a number of major writing awards, including a Guggenheim Fellowship and an Obie Award for APPROACHING SIMONE. She was elected to lifetime membership by the College of Fellows of the American Theatre, installation at the Kennedy Center, Washington, DC, in recognition of: "Distinguished service to the profession by an individual of acknowledged national stature." In 1992 she was named Nebraska Artist of the Year. Ms Terry was a photographer and co-editor of Right Brain Vacation Photos, New Plays and Production Photographs 1972 – 1992. Ms Terry had a degree from the University of Washington, certificates in acting, directing, and design from the Banff School of Fine Arts, Banff, Alberta, Canada, and was awarded the Yale-ABC Fellowship: Writing for the Camera at Yale University. She had a long association with the Omaha Magic Theatre, in Omaha, Nebraska, as playwright in residence, photographer, performer, and musician. She died on April 12, 2023 in Omaha. She was 90.

About the Book

Book Information

Publisher BPPI
Publication Date 11/26/2012
Pages 34
ISBN 9780881455397

Special Notes

Special Notes

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Objective Love is produced
by special arrangement with Broadway Play Publishing Inc, NYC