The Edge of Our Bodies is a Chicago premiere play by acclaimed American writer and Pulitzer Prize finalist Adam Rapp. This haunting and deeply moving story follows 16 year old Bernadette, an aspiring young writer as she journeys through New York City and teeters on the verge of adulthood.  A unique coming of age story, the play honestly and delicately paints the journey of our teenage years, at times uncertain, always full of yearning, and empowered by devastating and uplifting experiences. 

Adam Rapp is an accomplished American novelist, playwright, screenwriter, director and musician makes his TUTA debut this season. An Illinois native born and raised in Joliet, Rapp brings a comprehensive understanding of the Midwest to all of his writing. The play premiered in 2011 at The Actor’s Theatre of Louisville’s Humana Festival to great acclaim. TUTA continues its commitment to bringing lesser known plays with a challenging structure that have yet to be produced in Chicago.


TUTA is partially supported by Arts Work Fund for Organizational Development, The Light A City Fund, The Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation, Elizabeth F. Cheney Foundation, The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, City Arts I and the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, The Illinois Arts Council, a state agency, The Saints, and Promet Source.