The Tragedy of Dandelion

Author: Duncan Pflaster

The Tragedy of Dandelion

Description: A five-act Shakespearean-styled play entirely in iambic pentameter, written for a cast of eight women to play all the roles, it follows the Princess Dandelion on an epic journey as she dresses as a boy to evade her rapist.
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 6/19/2014
Content Advisory: LGBT characters, sexual situations, rape
5 Acts, 150 Minutes
25 Females, 0 Males

NOTE: The Tragedy of Dandelion is fully protected by copyright law and is subject to royalty. All inquiries concerning production, publication, reprinting or use of this play in any form should be addressed to Rochelle at

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Keywords: Anti-War · Characters are Mostly Young Adults · Drama · Feminism · Gay and Lesbian · Gender and Sexuality · Gender Identity · Large Cast Size · Many Locations · Meta · Mostly Female Characters · Mythology · Non-traditional/Non-narrative/Experimental/Post-dramatic · Postmodern · Rape · Religion and Spirituality · Requires/Supports Sophisticated Multimedia/Technical Elements · Romance · Shakespeare · Social Issues · Verse · War

Original Production Information

Full production of The Tragedy of Dandelion ran 16 performances in May-June 2014, at Urban Stages in Manhattan, produced by Ego Actus Productions with the following cast and crew:.

Dandelion: Louise Flory
Celie: Kelly Zekas
Josser/Bore: Erin Nelson
Queen Alice / Eyepatch / Nun / Mead / Magistrate: Mim Granahan
Stephano / Sister Elenor / the Peddler: Kate Dickinson
Crispin / Scar / Nun: Maria Peyramaure
Guard / Beard / Sister Seraphina / Bobby: Calaine Schafer
King Sebastian / Nun / Merry / Policeman: Shannon Stowe
Mother Abbess / Magistrate’s Assistant: Susan Wallack
Guard/ Ratliff / Nun / Captain / Joan: Dianne Diep

Director: Joan Kane
Musician: Revay Henneman
Set Designer: Mark Marcante
Costume Designer: Caitlin Cisek
Lighting Designe: Bruce A! Kraemer
Sound Designer: David Lawson
Projections: Roy T. Chang
Fight Choreographer: Teddy Lytle
Stage Manager: Kacey Stamats
Press Rep: Scotti Rhodes
Box Office Manage: Rae Rossi
Wardrobe Supervisor: Azizi Bell
Assistant Costume Designer: Katie Olwell
Assistant Lighting Designer: Michael Kalmanowitz
Carpenter: JonPaul Rosada
Electricians: Josh Karp, Mike Birnbaum