April 2, 2010
A stage production based on A&D Assistant Professor Phoebe Gloeckner’s 2002 novel, “The Diary of A Teenage Girl”, recently premiered in New York and was reviewed in the New York Times:
“The Diary of a Teenage Girl,” the compelling 2002 novel in words and comics by Phoebe Gloeckner, stings with truth, though its author calls it fiction. But Minnie Goetze, its 15-year-old narrator, looks a lot like a young Ms. Gloeckner, and like her was raised in Philadelphia and San Francisco.
Now “Diary” – an account of Minnie’s largely unsupervised adolescence in the Bay Area, drifting through its druggy, erotic morass in the ’70s and agonizing through a sexual entanglement with her mother’s boyfriend – has been reverently adapted by Marielle Heller, who also stars. The stage version does not – and cannot – encompass all of the details in the book, but the production, at 3LD Art & Technology Center, laudably approaches its power.
- Andy Webster, New York Times Theater Review
For more information on the play, including preview video clips, please see The Diary of a Teenage Girl.
Photo: Jim Baldassare, NYTimes.com