THE STORY: Franklin, Breezy, JJ. Kicked out for being gay, for being pretty, for being nuts. Their journey is crazy, funny, and frightening, beginning in a conservative city in Oregon—where Grandma’s house is a meth house, where bed’s an underpass, and the safest place you can wander is the mall. When tragedy hits, they travel to another America. An idyllic liberal town, right smack in the forest. But is there shelter here? Or is home each other? And, when push comes to shove, as it always does…is each other enough? HOMEFREE is a dark urban fairy tale about three cast-out teens and the flip side of the American dream.
“HOMEFREE is a ravishing, high-velocity play about teens having a seriously bad time…a seamlessly lustrous ride.” —LA Weekly. “[A] play about youths slipping through the safety net, explored with considerable street cred through their stories, perspectives and vernacular…Loomer’s mature talent for exploring social issues through intimate, tightly constructed personal stories is apparent…She doesn’t sentimentalize her subjects or whitewash their bad choices; she’s more concerned with understanding than judging them.” —LA Times. “Powerful and gritty…HOMEFREE demands attention and never lets go…Loomer’s uncompromising script reveals the trio’s bleak survival through coarse, visceral language, but finds lovely moments of emotional subtlety and sarcastic humor. She reveals how adults, conservative or liberal, discard or ignore struggling young adults when they challenge societal norms.” —The Tolucan Times (Los Angeles).