Helpful if you are struggling with : Abandonment, Addiction, Anorexia, Binge Eating, Bulimia, Eating Disorders, Fear, Mental Illness, Obesity, Relationships, Stress, Weight-loss.
An Anorexic, A Bulimic & and Over-Eater get locked in a Donut Shop...with a Guy named Mike.
A Play about Eating, Not-Eating and Sex.
110 million Americans wake up every morning consumed with counting calories. The Donut Shop tackles shameful issues in an intimate and fully transparent way.
It’s just another “normal” day at THE DONUT SHOP, home to the HOG, Zagat’s #1 tasting donut. JENN, the quick-witted, over-achieving, employee of the month, serves KATE, the attractive and powerful radio show producer who skillfully barks orders on her cell as JENN eavesdrops in awe. All the while, the OVER-EATER is content, munching on her HOGS, reading tabloid trash and listening to her Ipod.
BUT WAIT! Who is that gorgeous guy in the corner? MIKE, who JENN and KATE gaga over, is a down-on-his-luck small business owner who’s been swallowed up by big business and is desperate for answers. As desperate times call for desperate measures, or divine intervention, the security gate comes crashing down trapping these four unlikely souls until sunrise. With tension high, Indian tech-support awry, and nowhere left to hide, their innermost secrets, fears and addictions explode creating unexpected healings and revelations.
The Donut Shop will Educate, Enlighten and Entertain.
Included in this digital version: An Interview with the Writer and Discussion Points.
"If I had read THE DONUT SHOP when I was young, it would have been a godsend. I struggled with bulimia in high school and during my first two years of college. Having a resource that discussed eating disorders in an entertaining format such as this play brings issues to the forefront. It would have helped me to learn to love myself. The play is a creative way to address the awkward emotionality of those who suffer with eating disorders."
- Blythe Metz-Mändmets, Healthy Lifestyle Influencer, Author, Speaker
"Absolutely Astonishing! THE DONUT SHOP was the first play I’ve ever read and I literally could not put it down. It was such an easy read, time flew by. After THE DONUT SHOP, I read ALL the other plays and then re-read all of them again. Each time, learning more and growing more as a person. TransformativePlays is one of the best things I could ever recommend.”
- Jacqueline Peterson,President of S.O.A.R. (Sharing Opportunities Assisting Recovery.)
"I wish both THE DONUT SHOP & FLY EAGLES FLY were required reading in all high schools and colleges. I LOVED BOTH!!! Super-fun and super-easy to read, an absolute pleasure. I am excited to support something so important to the world and the industry. So many in need will benefit from the funding that these plays will create, I am proud to support this goodness."
- Katrina Bronson, Daughter of Charles Bronson & Mother of Charlie.
“The Donut Shop’s humor made serious topics more digestible (pun intended). It was actually fun to learn about eating disorders and opened my eyes to what people are going through, leaving me feel more compassionate for others. It was entertaining to read and the questions and discussion that followed allowed us to talk about our personal issues with less shame. The Donut Shop makes you realize that you’re more normal than you think.”
- Jennifer Johnson