DADA WOOF PAPA HOT
#LoveWins, or so the marriage equality campaign has decreed. But then what happens?
It’s a fall night in New York City, and two couples who recently met at a parents group are out to dinner at the hot new restaurant. The foursome share photos of their kids, trade war stories from preschool applications, and discuss their work. Alan and Rob & Scott and Jason find plenty of common ground as gay couples raising kids in the city, and a play-date with their children is set. As we follow these couples through their developing friendship, the conversation deepens from after-school pick up to the cracks in their marriages. Dada Woof Papa Hot smartly captures the urban parent experience, particularly at this cultural moment.
What People Are Saying
“…seriously intelligent and deadly accurate…”
-New York Magazine
New York Magazine
"Mr. Parnell’s play smartly explores the complex emotional and sexual dynamics of relationships, gay and straight, and how they can evolve (or devolve), once the responsibilities of raising children factors into the equation.”
-The New York Times
New York Times
“…excellent, clear-eyed, and thoughtful…what makes the play most remarkable is how directly it speaks to today’s weirdly bifurcated, marriage-and-negotiation gay moment.”
About the Playwright
Peter Parnell is a writer for Broadway and Off-Broadway, and is the Vice-President of the Dramatists Guild of America. His plays, including SORROWS OF STEPHEN, THE RISE AND RISE OF DANIEL ROCKET, ROMANCE LANGUAGE, HYDE IN HOLLYWOOD, FLAUBERT’S LATEST, and AN IMAGINARY LIFE, have been produced by the Public Theater, Playwrights Horizons, the Mark Taper Forum, the Seattle Rep Theatre, the Old Globe, and Center Stage in Baltimore, among others. His two-part stage adaptation of John Irving's "The Cider House Rules" won the American Theatre Critics Association Award, Ovation Awards, Joseph Jefferson Awards, and Drama League nominations, and was produced at the Seattle Rep, the Taper, Trinity Repertory, and the Atlantic Theatre Company in New York. His play QED was produced at the Taper and then on Broadway at Lincoln Center's Vivian Beaumont Theatre. For television, he was a co-producer for "The West Wing" (NBC; two Emmy Award Citations, two Humanitas Awards), producer for "The Guardian" (CBS, GLAAD episode nomination), and "Inconceivable" (NBC). He has written television pilots for ABC and Fox. He has served on the Literary Award Committee in Playwriting for PEN, and been the recipient of Guggenheim, Ingram Merrill, NEA, and Fund for New American Plays grants. He has taught playwriting at Dartmouth and at the New School, and television writing in the Columbia University Film Division. His children’s book, "And Tango Makes Three," co-authored with Justin Richardson, was published by Simon & Schuster in 2005, and is an ALA Notable Book, a Henry Bergh Award winner, and was nominated for a LAMBDA Literary Award as best children’s book of the year.
Audience Reactions: Broadway Production of Dada Woof Papa Hot
credit: Lincoln Center Theater
A Conversation with the Broadway cast of Dada Woof Papa Hot
credit: Lincoln Center Theater Platform Podcast
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