Bad Medicine

Horror/Comedy. Cast: 6 (4 W, 2 M)

Aislin and her husband Cesar are excited to settle into their new home in Proctor, Massachusetts. Even their nosy white neighbors seem nice enough. But as Aislin becomes aware of strange occurrences surrounding her job at the Natural History Museum, she starts to wonder if there might be something insidious beneath the sleepy town. After Shannon—her only Native coworker—mysteriously disappears, she realizes the nightmares she’s been having may be more than just dreams. Will she discover the town’s secrets, or will her insecurities keep her from pursuing the truth?

Bad Medicine was developed at the Playwrights’ Center in 2021. It was workshopped at La Jolla Playhouse and at Native Voices at the Autry in 2022. It was performed as a staged reading at Primary Stages in 2022.

Contact P.C. Verrone about acquiring a copy of the script.

“I was on the edge of my seat with this page-turning thriller … It blends suspense and comedy while tackling difficult topics like identity, heritage, and the heated debate between inspiration and appropriation.”

DeLanna studi, artistic director of native voices
American Blues Theatre’s Blue Ink Award Finalist, 2022
(under the title The Pretendians).
Native Voices at the Autry 28th Festival of New Plays, 2022.