by J.C. Pankratz

Directed by Shamus

Lucia, Jelly, Ginger, and Quinn are four mismatched teens enrolled together in a new-age wilderness therapy program. Living in the wild proves to be tough, but their ridiculous, out-of-touch counselors are tougher, and the ground beneath their feet won’t stop cracking open. As supernatural forces make a devastating appearance, the quartet must band together and reckon with monsters—manmade and otherwise. This deeply chaotic, funny, evocative play explores truth, trans identity, and the defiant power of imagination.

A BU New Play Initiative production, produced by Boston Playwrights’ Theatre and the Boston University College of Fine Arts School of Theatre.


A strobe light effect is used during the performance.

Content warnings: Substance abuse disorders, drug use, self-harm, body dysmorphia, disordered eating, fatphobia, violence, and occasional misgendering. More detailed information and a resource list are available here. 


PRIDE NIGHT! On Friday, October 14 at 8 p.m., we invite all who identify as LGBTQIA+ to attend this performance in community and to celebrate this exciting new play about trans identity and the defiant power of the imagination. Use code PRIDENIGHT to get $20 adult tickets and $8 student tickets with ID. (Discounted from standard $35 adult tickets and $10 student tickets.) If you cannot make it to Pride Night, use code PRIDE for discounted tickets to any performance of Eat Your Young at BPT.

More about BPT’s 2022-2023 season

Past Show

October 6-16


Boston Playwrights' Theatre
949 Commonwealth Ave.
Boston, MA 02215