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By Gabriel Jason Dean.

Product Code: TV5000

  • Full-length Play
  • Drama
  • Cast size: 3m., 4w.

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Terminus tells the story of Eller, a white matriarch, and her mixed-race grandson, Jaybo, who live together in a ramshackle house down by the railroad tracks in rural Georgia. Their unique love has seen them through, but when Eller’s mind begins to fade with dementia, her violent past in the segregated South haunts her from the very walls of the old family home. As she descends terrifyingly closer toward a horrifying truth, Jaybo’s capacity to love his grandmother is put to the test. This award-winning drama metaphorically asks, how are white Americans haunted by and continually complicit in the sustained trauma against black Americans?


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  • Status

    In stock

  • Type of Show Full-length Play
  • Product Code TV5000
  • Cast Size 7
  • Min. Royalty Rate $110/perf
  • Cost $11.95
  • Approx. Run Time 100 min


  • Target Audience College and Adult
  • Performing Group College Theatre | Community Theatre | Professional Theatre
  • Genre Drama
  • ISBN(13) 9781619591813
* Please note the royalty rate listed is the minimum royalty rate per performance. The actual royalty rate will be determined upon completion of a royalty application.

Media Reviews

“A tale of Southern Gothic horror where fantasy and reality, past and present, freely intermingle.” —The New York Times

 “One of the finest productions I’ve seen in a long time.” —www.blogcritics.org

 “Captures the spoken rhythms of multiple generations of the small-town Georgia working class in the 1950s and the 1990s.” —www.blogcritics.org

 “I can’t remember the last time I saw an intermission-less full-length play that created a world I would have been happy to linger in well beyond its written length.” —www.blogcritics.org

 “One show I won’t forget.” —www.blogcritics.org

 “Of sprawling imaginative power, yet focused in delivery, it takes on a tremendous weight—the intractable problem of race in the United States—and conveys something both gripping and original, marshaling with near-flawless mastery a bevy of time-honored stage techniques.” —www.blogcritics.org

 “Well-written, thought-provoking play.” —Off Off Online

 “A heartfelt, compelling drama that is a definite must-see.” —Off Off Online

 “Explores the repercussions of slavery and the willingness to forget the past in order to create a present that is more appealing and comfortable.” —www.broadwayworld.com

“An important new play from a playwright I believe will be heard more from in the future on a very wide scale.” —www.broadwayworld.com

“A masterful new work of great power and beauty.” —www.broadwayworld.com

“Theatrical magic.” —The New Yorker

“The most emotional ride we've taken off-off-Broadway since … last autumn.” —Opplaud

“An emotional tour de force.” —StageBuddy

“Buzzes with the potential as the next great play in the pantheon of American theater.” —StageBuddy

“Timeless themes of shame, legacy, fate, and family are played in the very context of American legacy and reality: racism and segregation.” —StageBuddy

Terminus is exactly what this country needs right now.” —YesBroadway

“An intense story of racial violence and discrimination is explored in this beautifully written play.” —YesBroadway

“The perfect balance of humor and heartbreak in all the right places.” —YesBroadway

“It's REALLY good!” —YesBroadway

“A very good play ... part of an important, groundbreaking cycle of American work.” —Austin360

“A beautifully written ... piece of theatre that I could not recommend more.” —Austin Entertainment Weekly

“By the finale of Terminus I was not merely shaken; my jaw had literally dropped. I found myself unable to take notes as my eyes remained transfixed on the spectacle I was witnessing, awaiting the curtain call so that I may breathe deep once more.” —Austin Entertainment Weekly

“Go see it. That’s a demand, not a suggestion.” —Austin Entertainment Weekly


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