Six Years Old
By Daphne Silbiger
Directed by Kiernan Angley
September 29–October 14, 2023
Playing at the Foothills Unitarian, 1815 Yorktown Ave., Fort Collins, CO
Adalaide knows a few things: her stupid babysitter Kim is stupid, her younger brother Dewey is a naked mole rat, the film Godzilla expresses the paranoid id of the nuclear age, and she does NOT like being treated like a girl. She wants to be a boy—Han Solo from Star Wars, in fact—and she is willing to go to drastic lengths to make her wish come true. A comic and poignant story where everyone is played by adults (“no kids allowed”), Six Years Old reflects on the wild fantasies and serious desires of queer childhood.
OpenStage Theatre’s etcetera Season is raw, real, honest, and intimate cutting-edge theatre in non-traditional spaces. With the actors only a few feet away audience members are drawn deeply into the action of the play, creating a powerful and unforgettable experience. Be prepared for a moving, intimate experience that will leave you thinking and feeling long after the lights come up.
Six Years Old will take place at the Foothills Unitarian at 1815 Yorktown Ave, Fort Collins, CO.
Daphne Silbiger (they/she) is a playwright, dramaturg, and musician based in Brooklyn. They have helped develop work with companies including The Bushwick Starr, Soho Rep, Target Margin Theater, and WP Theater, are a MacDowell Fellow, and play with the bands Go Home, MOTHERCAT, and sa_phne.