Terminus by Gabriel Jason Dean

"And the trouble with secrets is when you lock them up for so long, you get old and can’t reckon what was real and what was the thing you said just to make people happy." Eller Freeman and her bi-racial grandson Jaybo live together
down by the railroad tracks. When Eller’s health and sanity begin to fade, her tragic and violent past haunts her from the very walls of the old family home. On the verge of discovering love and a place in the world, seventeen-year-old Jaybo struggles to provide what his wily grandmother needs most. Terminus is the second play in The Attapulgus Elegies. Through the lives of the citizens of Attapulgus, the 7 play collection chronicles the demise of a small mill town in Appalachia at the end of the 20th century.
Gabriel Jason Dean’s plays have been produced/developed at Theatre Row, Hangar Theatre, Davenport Theatrical, PlayPenn, New York Theatre Workshop, The Lark, People’s Light, The Kennedy Center, Oregon Shakespeare, Dallas Children’s Theatre, A Red Orchid Theatre, Illinois Shakespeare Festival, Source Festival and others. Honors include the Kennedy Center Paula Vogel Prize, Theatre for Young Audience’s Award, National Steinberg Award (Runner-Up) and Ken Ludwig Prize, Princess Grace Award (Runner-Up), New England Theatre Conference Aurand Harris Award, Essential Theatre New Play Prize, InterAct 20/20 Commissions (Finalist) and Samuel French Off-Off Broadway Festival Winner. Finalist/Semi-Finalist: O'Neill, Seven Devils, Bay Area, JAW, New Harmony, Aurora Theatre Global Age Project. Scripts published by Dramatic Publishing, Samuel French and Playscripts. MFA: UT-Austin Michener Center for Writers.
CONTACT: gabrieljdean@gmail.com