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What We're Up Against

Theresa Rebeck

Full Length Play, Dark Comedy  /  2f, 3m

What happens when a group of architects are under the gun to design a new mall, but they can’t figure out where to place the air ducts?

What We're Up Against

by  Theresa Rebeck

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  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    2f, 3m
  • Duration
    Duration
    105 Minutes
  • SubGenre
    Subgenre
    Not Applicable
  • Audience
    Target Audience
    • Adult
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)
Accolades
Accolades
  • Winner! 2011 Rella Lossy Playwright’s Award
Description
Set in a highly competitive architecture firm, What We’re Up Against takes an explosive look at the complicated battle of the sexes raging across Cubicle Land. A funny yet insightful view of what it means to be female in a male-dominated career, and one woman’s response when she tires of slamming into the glass ceiling. 

History
What We're Up Against premiered at The Magic Theatre in San Francisco in February, 2011 under the direction of Loretta Greco. 
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Considerations

Performing Groups
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Dinner Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Shoestring Budget
  • Large Stage
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
Cautions
  • Strong Language

Licence details

  • Minimum Fee: £69 per performance plus VAT when applicable.

Specifics

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day, New Millennium/21st Century
  • Duration: 105 Minutes
  • Setting: A drafting table. A prestigious architecture firm.
  • Additional Features: Not Applicable
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Casting

2f, 3m
Cast Attributes
  • Multicultural casting
  • Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)
STU
BEN
ELIZA 
JANICE
WEBER

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REVEIWS

"What We're Up Against [...] feels both cathartic and clarifying, a map of a minefield drawn in bold cartoon colors." - The New York Times, Read More

"Theresa Rebeck's magic premiere is a juicy black comedy." - Variety, Read More

"What We're Up Against is biting, brilliant comedy. [Theresa Rebeck] has lived through and survived the corporate world and totally and completely nails it in her latest play." - Houston Chronicle, Read More

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Theresa Rebeck

Theresa Rebeckis a widely produced playwright throughout the United States and abroad. New York productions of her work include Dead Accounts at the Music Box Theatre; Seminar at the Golden Theatre; Mauritius at the Biltmore Theatre in a Manhattan Theater Club Production; The Scene, The Water’s Edge, Loose Knit, The Fa ...

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