Off the Map Criticism

Joan Ackermann
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Ackermann's play Off the Map was originally published in 1994 when it was selected as one of seven plays included in the collection Women Playwrights: The Best Plays of 1994. This collection's playwrights were not as ethnically diverse as other anthologies and no criteria was given for the selection or inclusion of these works. Nonetheless, Ackermann's inclusion is noteworthy. Other fresh voices of the collection include Lynne Alvarez, Marlane Meyer, Theresa Rebeck, Jacquelyn Reingold, Paula Vogel, and Allison Eve Zell.

Dramatic criticism and reviews for Off the Map are elusive at best. Very little has been written or is easily unearthed about the play. However, there are a handful of short, critical reviews circulating throughout the Internet. In general, this criticism praises Off the Map and the play is frequently described as accessible, but poetic. Most frequently, critics write about the mood of the play, the expression of the family's...

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