AS WHITE AS O
The Road Theatre, Los Angeles, October 2009
AS WHITE AS O, Sims' first play, premiered at the Road Theatre in North Hollywood in October 2009.
AS WHITE AS O is the story of Jack Hawley, the synesthetic son of a famous outsider artist. 15 years after his father’s drowning, Jack comes to New York to see the house he and his father built. It is part outsider assemblage, part domicile. There, the past becomes present and Jack’s overactive sensory system is tested as he encounters the girl he once loved, a woman he thought was dead, and the ghost of his father.
Variety called Sims’ writing “compelling, humorous and often fluidly poetic... "
The Tolucan Times called it “a complex and disturbingly delicious must see production...a mind-bendingly hypnotic experience.”
It was directed by Sam Anderson (Bernard on NBC’s hit show LOST). AS WHITE AS O was selected by LA Ovation voters as a “Recommended” production. It was also a semi-finalist for the O’Neill National Playwrights Conference in 2008.