Demeter and Polly

Demeter and Polly

full-length comic adaptation of a classic myth
4 w/2 m plus doubling


Demeter, the Greek goddess of agriculture, loves her daughter, Polly, and insists that she live with her forever … which, their being goddesses, really does mean forever. Demeter won’t admit that anything bad could ever happen to them, demanding that Polly stop growing up.  But when Polly disappears, Demeter must leave her safe field and roam the earth to find her. In this bold, theatrical retelling of the Greek myth of Demeter and Persephone, a goddess must discover the costs and benefits of love, loss and being human.

Development/production history:

  • Staged reading, Goldberg Theater, NYU/Tisch School of the Arts, New York, NY (director Logan Vaughn.) May 2016
  • Developed at NYU under the guidance of advisor Lisa Kron. 2015-2016