Edinburgh Festival Fringe: Greenside @ Infirmary Street, Edinburgh

Presented by Squire Lane Theatrical (UK) Ltd.
Written & Performed by Joy Donze
Directed by Mia Capotorto Sommese

Choreography by Benjamin Paul Rowan. Costume Design by Anthony Hagan. Lighting Design by Kevin Michael Reed. Stage Manager Ange Lopilato. Produced by Kevin Michael Reed. Associate Producer Uju Enendu. Publicist Chris Hislop.

With 90’s musical dance tantrums, heartbreaking journal entries, and the severing of dolls heads, 13 & Not Pregnantpresents the aggressively hormonal writings of a Midwestern US, nineties, pre-teen as she navigates her erratically evolving girlhood.

The entire show is verbatim entries from Joy Donze‘s 6th grade journal, massaged and spliced & diced in the rehearsal room with Director Mia Capotorto Sommese. The show is developed to be first and foremost universally entertaining. Beyond that, Joy Donze explains, “I wanted go back and explore this crucial pivotal time we all go through; Puberty. When we search within our tormenting selves and dare to ask….who am I?”

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REVIEWS

★★★

MUMBLE THEATRE

★★★

THE SCOTSMAN

So this is real life and that’s what makes it beautiful… Watching Joy is like driving down an empty motorway on a summer’s night, in the fast lane, with your full beam on, listening to some bangin’ tunes. For the whole show!Damo, MumbleTheatre.net

Dancing to pop tunes in her messy teenage bedroom, she transports us straight back to a time when making the volleyball team and dating the guy you like really are the most important things in the world.Susan Mansfield, The Scotsman

Likeable and spontaneous, Donze captures the sense of being poised between childhood and adolescence, when emotions are painted in technicolour and moods vascillate wildly from joy and exuberance to outrage and self-loathing.Susan Mansfield, The Scotsman

The audience laughs with wry recognition and leaves with a fresh admiration for all who survive being 13.Susan Mansfield, The Scotsman

AUDIENCE REVIEWS

“This is a double feature EVERYONE should see! @squirelanefilms has created 2 amazing plays about teenage life #bff4now #13notpregnant”
– @Panto-WHAT?!, via Twitter

“13 and Not Pregnant’ @edfringe. All men should attend. It’s an education. Joy’s diary should be education policy.”
– Will Teller, via Twitter

“Easily one of my top Fringe picks! Ever been a teenage girl? Ever wanted to know what it feels like to BE a teenage girl? This show is perfect. Hilarious and smart, it’s 45min of sheer teenage manic energy with astounding heart. Kudos to Joy for throwing all of her considerable energy and talent into a truly phenomenal show.”
– Emilie D, via EdFringe.com Audience Reviews

“Saw @squirelanefilms Joy Donze, a hilarious show which uses verbatim diary entries to poke fun at teenage life – go see it! #greensidefamily”
– Les Siege of Herons, via Twitter

“So this is real life, & that’s what makes it beautiful… Watching Joy is like driving down an empty motorway on a summer’s night, in the fast lane, with your full beam on, listening to some bangin’ tunes. For the whole show!”
– Damo, MumbleTheatre.net

“Hilarious poignant and shockingly honest!”
– Karen Ludwig, Solo performer

“I can’t remember the last time I laughed so hard for the entire duration of a show. Go see Joy Donze! SO FUNNY”
– Daniel Kwiatkowski, The Hollows

“What a fab funny funny show. Go see her!”
– Richard Mazda, Executive Producer, The Secret Theatre NYC

“13 and Not Pregnant was both hilarious and honest. It lovingly takes a journey back to a time where EVERYTHING matters. Young Joy thinks she knows everything, but the audience can laugh and relate, because we know she knows nothing.”
– Pamela Wess, Filmmaker

“This show is amazing! Funny and heartfelt. Go if you can. GO. Like seriously.”
– Lorne Svarc, Playwright

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REHEARSAL PHOTOS

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