PICKUP is a character study about a woman struggling against her banal daily routine through the pursuit of sexual conquest. The nature of addiction is difficult for many to understand, and through observing the characterʼs behavior and intensely felt needs, we hope to spark a conversation with the viewer. The powerfully written script by Jessica Blank is appropriately spare and subtle in its presentation of Meganʼs life, punctuated by bursts of aggressive energy and rapid-fire images when she achieves the highs of sexual conquest. The scary and uncompromising nature of PICKUP is tempered with great empathy. Our lead actress Mandy Evans-Brown is brave, committed, daring and sincere. While we wonʼt flinch from the scary realities PICKUP forces the audience to grapple with, ultimately this story is not about sex but about how we choose to face our lives.
- Jeremiah Kipp, Director
©2016 Mandy Evans