Under Construction: Stories/Shadows

October 3 @ 1:00 PM
Written By Cory Hinkle
Directed By Jessica Hanna

Haley’s Grandma is dying, at least that’s what her Mom says, which sends Haley home to attempt a relationship with a woman she never really know. Grandma saved three stories for the end of her life, and after Haley hears the final story, it forces her to confront a past she didn’t know existed. A play about the stories we tell and the lies that cast shadows down through generations. 

Cory is a Los Angeles based playwright who has been the recipient of the McKnight Advancement Grant, two Jerome fellowships, a MAP Fund Grant and a Jerome Travel and Study Grant. He was the recipient of the Heideman Award for his play This Quintessence of Dust and a recipient of the Humanitas Play LA Award. His recent plays include The End of Beauty (premiere at Playwrights’ Arena, LA Times Critics’ Choice, developed at the Road Theatre’s SPF); Apocalypse Play (premiere at Moving Arts, Stage Raw Top Ten); Uncovered Cities (developed with Circle X and Humanitas); Golden (commissioned by Actors Theatre of Louisville, workshopped with Chalk Rep); Clandestino (workshops at Sundance Theatre Lab and New York Theatre Workshop); and The Killing of Michael X (premiere at Jackalope Theatre in Chicago). He was a co-writer of That High Lonesome and Fissures (lost and found) both of which premiered at the Humana Festival. He is an affiliated writer at the Playwrights’ Center and earned his MFA in Playwriting from Brown University.


Jessica Hanna is a Los Angeles based Director & Producer. She is Co-Artistic Director of the new company, Outside In Theatre, that works at the intersection of Theatre and Digital to increase resources, accessibility, representation and equity, based in Highland Park, CA. She is a member of The Kilroys, Chair of the SITI Co. Board of Directors and co-founded Bootleg Theater and was it’s Producing & Managing Director for 12 years. Her focus has been on new work development. She has directed all over Los Angeles at Circle X, Celebration Theatre, Bootleg Theater, Inkwell Theatre among many. Guest directed at CalState University Long Beach, Occidental College, CalArts and CalPoly Pomona. In 2020 she directed Iris Bahr’s DAI 2.0 and produced Philicia Saunders’ BREATHE for Outside In Theatre on Outpost_13 on Twitch & YouTube. BREATHE has been accepted to the upcoming Columbus International Black Film Festival and the Los Angeles Black Film Festival. Also in 2020 she produced the scheduled audio walk, A WALK IN MY NEIGHBORHOOD by Katie Lindsey. In 2021, she has directed an online full production of FEFU AND HER FRIENDS for CalPoly Pomona. Also directed the in person production of AS ONE for Opera Orlando in Orlando, FL. Over the summer she co-taught FUCK IT LET’S TRY, with Bruce Lemon Jr., a new workshop in online devised theatre for the CSU Arts Summer Program. Upcoming is a new play, in person, #UNDERTHEINFLUENCE by Kristin Goodman, at Santa Fe Playhouse in Santa Fe, NM. JessQueen.com for contact & more info.


Laura Gardner*
Raul Vega Martinez
Jacqueline Misaye*
Christian Prentice*
Tania Verafield

*Road Company Member