we broke up.

by DJ Hills

September 15- September 19 2020

How do you create community in the time of social distancing? How do you process grief in a digital world?

Everyone’s favorite vlogging couple just broke up, and they’re here–streaming live–to tell you all about it. In a climate of social distancing, this play, created for digital performance, explores the world of social-media celebrities and challenges our addictive consumption of the private lives of strangers, revealing that the distance between genuine vulnerability and performative pain is far greater than the inches between one’s face and their computer screen.

Tickets for we broke up. can be purchased through Rochester Fringe Festival

Meet the Team!

DJ Hills (Playwright) This is the first time playwright DJ Hills (they/he) has worked in the digital realm. DJ is a cross-genre writer, working in the intersections of poetry, prose, and performance. Their theatre credits include Juniper Jones and the Rocket She Built (reading, The Kennedy Center); the end of things. (Charm City Fringe Festival); and A Snake in Swans (Goucher College). And their poetry and prose appears in Arkansas Review, Appalachian Heritage, and Lunch. They have received fellowships from the Kratz Center for Creative Writing and Cohesion Theatre.


Ben Kleymeyer (Director) is a multidisciplinary queer theatre artist– usually working as a director, performer, or deviser– focused on new and devised work. Single Carrot credits: Safe Space (Direcor), Pink Milk (Director), Short Reunion (Director, Ensemble), Wendy, Peter. Peter, Wendy. (Peter/Wendy), Putin on Ice (Putin with the Animals), Samsara (Assistant Director). They have also worked at Fells Point Corner Theatre, Cohesion Theatre Company, Nine Dollar Bill Theatre, Charm City Fringe, Capital Fringe, and the National New Play Network’s Playwrights Workshop. Ben is a graduate of The University of Maryland.

Cast

Meghan Stanton ………………. Laikin/DJ/Meghan
Paul Diem …………………………………..Bowie/B/Paul
Shaquan Pearson ………….Chris/Jeremy/Shaquan

Production Team

DJ Hills ……………….. Playwright
Ben Kleymeyer ……….. Director
Cydney Cohn ….. Stage Manager

Design Team

Jeremy Weinstein …………………….. Set Design
Cydney Cohn …………………….. Lighting Design
Genevieve de Mahy … Costume & Prop Design