You Have To Promise is a new play by Audrey Lang about seventeen-year-olds Maeve and Nessa, who have been best friends their entire lives. Three months ago, they discovered what they had was more than a friendship. When they decide to come out to their families together, Nessa's father kicks her out and the girls scramble to come up with a solution, all the while lying to Maeve's stepmother and trying to dream their way to being grown-up.

You Have To Promise was a finalist for American Stage's 21st Century Voices New Play Festival in 2020 and has been developed in readings and workshops at Ithaca College in Ithaca, NY, as well as in New York City. In June 2020, You Have To Promise will receive a 29-hour reading via Pride Plays with an invited presentation, all over Zoom, directed by Jenna Worsham.

The script is available to read on the New Play Exchange.



Actors Julia Harris (Maeve) and Loa Markarian (Nessa) in a reading of excerpted scenes at Actors' Rep's New Works Nite, directed by Savannah Whetsell (February 2020).