Thoughts on the Size of the Universe

Thoughts on the Size of the Universe explores sexuality, culture, and our place in the cosmos through the eyes of two teenage girls on a roof. Honest and frank, it’s poetic dialogue is a raw expression of adolescence and humanity. The girls begin to see the galaxy from a wider perspective as they discover for themselves the beautiful balance between innocence and maturity, between identity and diversity, and between the now and the future.


Buy Tickets: Jan 11 @ 6pm, Jan 12 @ 6pm

Venue: The ARTS at Marks Garage. 1159 Nu'uanu Ave

Date/Time: Jan 11 @ 6pm, Jan 12 @ 6pm

Duration: 30mins

Genre: Theatre

Warnings: Alcohol/Drug References, Sexual Content, Obscene Languages

More info: Maggie Odom


Company

Maggie Odom is a 15 year old playwright from Kailua, Hawaii. She is currently a sophomore at Le Jardin Academy. She has participated in productions with Hawaii Education of the Arts, Children's Theatre of Oahu, Kailua Onstage Arts, and LJA's theatre department. Her play Stings and Things was featured at the Women's Voices Playwriting Festival last year. She is currently serving as the president of the International Thespian Society troupe at her school. This is her first produced show. She would like to thank Robert St John and Stacy Ray for their mentorship.

Press

Thoughts on the Size of the Universe

by Maggie Odom

For Immediate Release: December 21th, 2018 (Kill date January 13th, 2019) Contact: Maggie Odom

Phone: 808-763-6357
Email: maggie.m.odom@gmail.com
Website: https://maggieodom.wixsite.com/thesizeoftheunivers...

15 year old playwright debuts original play at Oahu Fringe Festival

Thoughts on the Size of the Universe, an original play by Maggie Odom, will be holding its premiere at the O’ahu Fringe Festival in January 2019. It features Saphira Rosen, a young actress from Germany who plays a German teen, and Alexa Wäcker, a student at Kaiser High School, who plays a teen from America. It is stage managed by Alyse Glaser, a student at Sacred Hearts Academy who is often seen at Diamond Head Theatre.

“This production is unique because it is written, acted, directed, and stage managed entirely by teenage girls. As young women, we rarely see ourselves realistically represented in film and theatre but this is an opportunity for us to give people an authentic glimpse into our lives, however messy,” commented Maggie Odom.

Thoughts on the Size of the Universe explores sexuality, culture, and our place in the cosmos through the eyes of two teenage girls on a roof. Honest and frank, its poetic dialogue is a raw expression of adolescence and humanity. The girls begin to see the galaxy from a wider perspective as they discover for themselves the beautiful balance between innocence and maturity, between identity and diversity, and between the now and the future.

Maggie Odom explains, “As teenagers, we are constantly trying to sort through everything around us and find our place. There are a lot of misconceptions about what it means to be young in this changing society. Often times, we feel like we don’t have a safe space to explore who we are culturally, sexually, and just as human beings. But this explanation is necessary for us to find what matters to us as we begin to step out and make our mark on this world. ”

WHEN: January 11th, 2019 @6pm, January 12th, 2019 @6pm
WHERE:The ARTS at Marks Garage. 1159 Nu'uanu Ave
TICKETS: $10, GET THEM HERE
WARNINGS:A Few Alcohol/Drug References, Sexual Content, Some Obscene Language

Download photos HERE (including cast photos and photos of Maggie Odom)

Maggie Odom is a 15 year old playwright from Kailua, Hawaii. She is currently a sophomore at Le Jardin Academy. She was first introduced to theatre at age 8 when she played a school girl in Hawaii Education of the Arts’s The Red Balloon directed by Annie Cusick Wood. Most recently she played #13 in The Wolves,the inaugural production for new local theatre company, Kailua Onstage Arts. Maggie has participated in numerous productions with Hawaii Education of the Arts, Children's Theatre of Oahu, Kailua Onstage Arts, and Le Jardin Academy’s theatre department. She recently expanded into playwriting under the direction of Robert St John, a drama teacher at Le Jardin Academy. Her play Stings and Things was featured at the Women's Voices Playwriting Festival last year. This is her first produced show.

The ARTS at Marks Garage