Where Are We Tomorrow?

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DRAMA

2000s

Tavi Black

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Logline

For a woman working in the male-dominated world of rock ‘n’ roll touring, pregnancy is not an option.

Genre

Drama

Short Summary

Alex Evans, 36-year-old touring electrician, discovers through an accidental pregnancy and then the pain of miscarriage that she truly wants a family. But to attempt another pregnancy, she’ll have to change both her career and her relationship. She will also have to uncover a dark family secret.


Through arguments and accidents, combating drug use and religion, Alex and three other women on tour help each other face painful memories, eventually buoying each other, championing the myriad aspects of femininity. Alex chooses to abandon the rock 'n' roll lifestyle, in search of a true home.

Setting

Seattle, Rio de Janiero, New York, Dublin, Tuscany

Based on a True Story

No

Plot - Premise

Internal Journey/Rebirth

Plot - Other Elements

Philosophical Questions

Mature Audience Themes

Sexual Abuse,Substance Abuse,Nudity, Language/Profanity

Main Character Details

Name: Alex Evans

Age: 36

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Leader,Badass,Confident,Sexy,Skillful

Additional Character Details

Name: Lily Andrews

Age: 33

Gender: Female

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Empathetic,Desperate,Obedient,Religious

Additional Character Details

Name: Brooke Brown

Age: 35

Gender: Female

Role: sidekick

Key Traits: Aspiring,Charming,Sexy,Funny,Unapologetic

Additional Character Details

Name: Kat MacMillan

Age: 39

Gender: Female

Role: skeptic

Key Traits: Confident,Masculine,Blunt,Outspoken,Unapologetic

Development Pitch

Anyone who has ever wondered what it’s like to live and work backstage at a rock show will enjoy this story. Full of colorful descriptions of the technical side of concerts, the book will adapt readily to a TV series (think Cameron Crowe's *Roadies* with less sensationalized roles) or film (a modern *Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants* for thirty-somethings.) But perhaps even more importantly, Where Are We Tomorrow? will likely appeal to a broad range of women, particularly those who have struggled with the question of whether or not they want a family. Women who have miscarried and feel they are alone (1/4 of all pregnancies miscarry, yet the subject is rarely discussed) will identify with Alex's struggles. The book has a strong cast of female characters who each have unique personalities, every one portraying a different aspect of what it means to be female in a male-dominated industry. Delving into each of the characters' history, the book traces the impact of trauma on our bodies and the choices we consequently make in our lives. The story treads the line between a serious ensemble piece and a quirky indie-film vibe.

About The Author

Tavi Black lives on an island near Seattle where she designs sets for the ballet, works as the tour manager for a musical mantra group, and has founded an anti-domestic violence non-profit organization. Before earning an MFA from Lesley University, Tavi spent 14 years touring with rock bands as a lighting technician, production assistant, wardrobe gal and production manager. Where Are We Tomorrow? was the 1st place winner of the 2016 PNWA Mainstream Fiction Contest and was also a finalist in the Nicholas Schaffner Award for Music in Literature. Several of Tavi’s short stories have been shortlisted for prizes, including Aesthetica Magazine’s Competition, and the Donald Barthelme Prize for Short Prose.

Target Audiences

Age: 18-34,35-54

Target Gender: Female Leaning

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: with a Publisher

Publisher: Touchpoint Press

Year Published: To be published late 2020

Hard Copy Available

No

ISBN

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