The Diary of a Teenage Girl recounts the coming-of-age adventures of Minnie Goetze, a San Francisco teenager growing up in the counterculture haze of the 1970s.
Lonely and artistic, Minnie chronicles her trials through expressive drawings and painfully honest missives confided to a tape recorder. One fateful evening alone with her mother’s boyfriend, Minnie is confronted with her burgeoning sexuality for the first time, and suddenly this precocious teen is in way over her head.
Based on the critically acclaimed graphic novel by Phoebe Gloeckner, which was later turned into a major award-winning motion picture film starring Bel Powley, Alexander Skarsgård and Kristen Wiig, Marielle Heller’s explosive play is a sharp, funny and provocative account of one girl’s sexual and artistic awakening, without judgment.
Casting and further creative details are to be announced. The Diary of a Teenage Girl will be directed by Alexander Parker and produced by Jack Maple.
The Press on The Diary of a Teenage Girl in New York:
“A lacerating indictment of predatory male self-indulgence.” The New York Times
“Stunning.” – Time Out New York
“A moving no-bullshit exploration of the lives of young people and the older people who shape them, I’m almost willing to buy you the tickets myself. Riveting theatre.” CBR