Natasha Greenblatt as Skyler James at R.H. King Academy, Toronto 2010

Get Yourself Home Skyler James

By Jordan Tannahill

Based on a true story, Get Yourself Home Skyler James follows the harrowing journey of a young lesbian who defects from the army when she is outed by fellow soldiers.

After Private Skyler James was found-out as a lesbian, her life became a living hell at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. But when she began fearing for her life she knew she had to escape. In the middle of the night she loaded all of her belongings into a white pickup and just started driving north…

"Roseneath Theatre, always on the cutting edge of works for young people, challenges high school students with 'Get Yourself Home Skyler James', currently touring Toronto schools. It’s a complex piece, dealing not just with sexual orientation but also the demands of military life, desertion and feeling isolated in a society that prefers a policy of “don’t ask, don’t tell” rather than openness."

NOW MagazineJon Kaplan

Production Details

1 Female, solo show

35 minutes

By Jordan Tannahill

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Production History

Get Yourself Home Skyler James was first performed by Bryde MacLean at CanStage’s Raw! Raw! Raw! Festival on December 10th, 2009.
This one-woman show toured local high schools in the Greater Toronto Area as part of Roseneath Theatre’s 2009-2010 season.
Published in Age of Minority: 3 Solo Plays by Jordan Tannahill (Playwrights Canada Press, Nov 2013)
Age of Minority: 3 Solo Plays by Jordan Tannahill was the winner of the Governor General’s Literary Award, 2014
Winner, 2010 Dora Award for Best Performance (Natasha Greenblatt) in the Theatre for Young Audience Division

Natasha Greenblatt as Skyler James at R.H. King Academy, Toronto 2010

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