If Pretty Hurts Ugly Must be a Muhfucka by Tori Sampson


SYNOPSIS:
Exploring the annexation of beauty while employing a West African folklore alongside modern American culture, If Pretty Hurts Ugly Must be a Muhfucka, follows four teenage girls as they recount how they’ve come to accept the definition of societal beauty standards and reasons people choose to risk everything for the opportunity to exist within its narrow definition. Located in this fictional town of Affreakah-Amirrorkah, Kaya, Massassi, Adama and Akim are given an opportunity to live in a society where their individual beauty can reign supreme, however it comes at dangerous price. This play doesn’t ask the question how much is beauty worth but rather, why are so many willing to pay its price?

CAST SIZE: 3M, 5W

BIO:
Tori Sampson is a second year MFA playwriting candidate at Yale School of Drama, where she has enjoys the opportunity to develop her plays, Where Butterflies Go in the Winter, This Land Was Made, Cottoned Like Candy and more. A native of Boston, Massachusetts Tori Sampson resides in New Haven, Connecticut.

CURRENT CITY: New Haven, CT

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