Dear Diary LOL is a comedic theatre performance born verbatim from the real-life tween-teen diaries of middle school girls from the early 2000s, most of whom are in the show’s actual cast. The devising ensemble invites you to cringe, laugh, and cry at their most earnest desires, deepest fears, secret shames, and terrible poetry written as coming-of-age girls in the late 90s/early 2000s. The piece explodes its source diaries with moments of direct address, music, dance, and physical comedy, colliding the style of melodrama with the inherent humor found in the earnestness of young girlhood musings (with all the benefits of hindsight).
These tumultuous coming-of-age years are explored from a female perspective, providing an intimate portrait of the ways these young girls come to understand the world around them, form a self, and use their voices as they experiment with their malleable identities and budding adulthood.
Supported in part by a grant from Small But Mighty Arts. Originally conceived under the title of This Song is for You as part of 2015 Pig Iron School’s Dares Festival. Premiered at the Maas Space for the 2017 Philadelphia Fringe Festival.
COST: $15 general / $10.50 members