Scumburbia by Sam Grinberg follow the adolescent antics of a handful of middle schoolers living in suburban sprawl. 8th-grader, Jughandle’s having a party, and he’s invited all his friends. 7th-graders Spike and Spunk can come too, if they can get their hands on some booze. Jughandle’s friends are having a problem with one particularly toxic friend and his abusive “sense of humor.”
Expressive and stylized, Scumburbia is a fun chance to laugh at the hormone-charged years that exist between childhood and adulthood.
Winner, 2020 MICE Mini-Grant