Baby Giraffe

Play

New Work
Writers: Katelin Wilcox

Overview

Show Information

Category
Play
Number of Acts
1
Genres
Drama
Settings
Contemporary, Simple/No Set
Time & Place
Entrance to the Bronx Zoo, New York City, Present Day
Cast Size
small
Licensor
None/royalty-free
Ideal for
All-Female Cast, College/University, Community Theatre, Regional Theatre, Small Cast
Casting Notes
Mostly female cast
Includes young adult, adult characters

Synopsis

A pair of sisters come to blows on a trip to meet the woman who gave birth to one of them.

It is less than a year since their mother died and now sisters, Nina and Maya, have traveled to New York City to meet Maya's birth mother. They have had a roller coaster of a year, with their father re-marrying 6 months after they lost their mom, and Nina is keen to support her big sister. However, she is upset when Maya wants to leave her out of the biggest moment of their trip. As Maya questions Nina's real motivations behind wanting to meet her birth mother so soon after their mom's death, Maya reveals that their mom encouraged Maya to contact her birth mother. Maya has organized the meeting on her own terms, and is not as exposed or vulnerable as Nina feared.

Lead Characters