Elevator Girl by Donna Hoke


Elevator Girl was never meant to be more than an urban legend, a sexual revenge fantasy cum comic character created by Vanessa and her graphic illustrator boyfriend. But now, a flesh-and-blood Elevator Girl has begun stalking Urbanville…

The play was developed through residencies at Road Less Traveled Productions and Western Michigan University, and a reading with Crash Box Theatre (New York).

Meet your Playwright:  

Donna Hoke is a resident playwright at Road Less Traveled Productions. Donna’s work has been seen in 40 states and on five continents. Plays include THE COUPLE NEXT DOOR (Princess Grace semi-finalist), SAFE (winner of the Todd McNerney, Naatak, and Great Gay Play and Musical Contests), BRILLIANT WORKS OF ART (2016 Kilroys List), and ELEVATOR GIRL (O’Neill finalist). Donna is also a New York Times-published crossword puzzle constructor; author of Neko and the Twiggets, a children’s book; and founder/co-curator of BUA Takes 10: GLBT Short Stories. She has received an Individual Artist Award from the New York State Council on the Arts to develop HEARTS OF STONE, as well as an Artie Award for Outstanding New Play (SEEDS). For three consecutive years, she was named Buffalo’s Best Writer by Artvoice—the only woman to ever receive the designation. She is a member of the Dramatists Guild of America and PEN Center USA.  Donna Hoke serves on the Dramatists Guild Council and also as Western New York regional representative. In addition, she is a blogger, and moderator of the 10,000+-member Official Playwrights of Facebook. Recent speaking engagements include Citywrights, Kenyon Playwrights Conference, the Dramatists Guild National Conference, Chicago Dramatists, and a live Dramatists Guild webinar. Her commentary has been seen on #2amt, howlround, The Dramatist, the Official Playwrights of Facebook, the soon-to-be-published Workshopping the New Play, and at donnahoke.com.

Meet your Director:  

Sarah Gurfield is an SDCF Award winner, her theatrical credits include the world premiere of Steven Fechter’s THE COMMISSION (New York Fringe); I DO! I DO! (Berkshire Theatre Festival); A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE and BAT BOY THE MUSICAL (Seacoast Rep). Associate director work includes Broadway’s TWENTIETH CENTURY (starring Alec Baldwin and Anne Heche) and CAROUSEL at Carnegie Hall (starring Hugh Jackman and Audra McDonald). Gurfield is a founding producer and resident director of Santa Monica Rep, where she has directed productions of PROOF, THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED) and THE FOREIGNER. She is a member of SDC and AEA.


Vanessa…Chelsea Gonzales

Peter…Mark Elias

Richard…Adam Peltier

Saturday August 5th at 8:00 pm

The Road on Lankershim

(5108 Lankershim Boulevard, North Hollywood, CA 91601)


Ticketing Information:

No reservations or advance tickets.

Admission is a $15 suggested donation.

Or buy a festival pass for a $50 suggested donation!


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