Women Laughing Alone With Salad

Written by Sheila Callaghan

Directed by Susannah Martin

October 12–November 18, 2018


Inspired by the internet meme of “Women Laughing Alone With Salad,” Sheila Callaghan explores gender stereotypes, relationships, and sexism, with a healthy side of humor and mixed greens. Callaghan breaks all the rules of our image-obsessed culture in this raw, feminist comedy where everyone is about to get tossed!

Run time: 2 hours and 15 minutes, with a 10-minute intermission

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Interview with the Playwright

In Conversation:

Sheila Callaghan | Photo by Bronwen Sharp

Sheila Callaghan | Photo by Bronwen Sharp

Sheila Callaghan and Patrick Dooley

Co-Hosted by Playwrights Foundation

Saturday, November 10, 5–6pm

In this pre-performance talk, Los Angeles playwright Sheila Callaghan discusses her work with Shotgun's Founding Artistic Director Patrick Dooley. Profiled by Marie Claire as one of “18 Successful Women Who Are Changing the World," and named one of Variety’s “10 Screenwriters to Watch,” Callaghan has gained notoriety for her bold and biting humor in both theatre and television. Of playwriting, Callaghan says “I don’t know if there exists a play I want to write but won’t. I will write every play inside me until I have no more, and then probably one or two more.”



“The theatrical equivalent of losing your virginity”
—Lily Janiak | San Francisco Chronicle
“You’ll be talking about the play and asking questions when you leave the theater.”
—Emily S. Mendel | Berkeleyside
“Women have to be 100 different kinds of women to be successful, and men only have to be one kind—assertive and dominant.” —Sheila Callaghan, Women Laughing Alone With Salad Playwright
—Emily Wilson | 48 Hills

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