In the hot zone of a level-four biohazard lab, two quarantined scientists experiment with a deadly pathogen. At the same time, in the cold chill of an ordinary suburban kitchen, an out-of-her-depth Jewish mother prepares a Christmas dinner for her son, his Catholic fiancé, and her gruff father… while they negotiate the terms of the young couple’s interfaith wedding. When the distinct worlds of the lab and the kitchen begin bleeding surreally together, however, the deeper and more disturbing truth of what they’re all experiencing begins to infect them all. Is there a cure for being both hot and cold at the same time?
Workshop and reading: Spooky Action Theater (DC, 2019). Recognition: O’Neill Semi-Finalist, 2013. Commission, workshop, and reading: Theater J (DC, 2012).
A (slowly-growing) Pinterest board containing images, like the one above, that have inspired the ongoing development of the script.