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  • Greg Lam:
    23 Jun. 2022
    Two-character high school play in a school self-defined by its devotion to Christianity. The world building of this specific school environment is spot on, and this short, revealing piece delivers.
  • Schaeffer Certenberg:
    23 Apr. 2022
    A beautiful play anyone who’s ever struggled with their religion can understand. It’s well worth the read.
  • Leia Mendoza:
    22 Apr. 2022
    I loved this so much! The relationships between the two girls was so well crafted and well written and I just found myself caring so much about them.
  • Kai Dawson:
    7 Apr. 2022
    I highly recommend this piece, dark, real, and beautifully written. Dialogue is a masterclass, truly a fascinating piece about SA and religious culture.
  • Cheryl Bear:
    3 Oct. 2021
    A powerful deconstruction of the trauma that takes place in a purity culture of religion that vilifies women who don't fit the perfect mold. Well done.
  • TJ Young:
    20 Jul. 2020
    This piece is tight and touching. The hard and steady look at the way that the male gaze and what it takes to wash that away. The imagery of the dark room is extremely strong and, in the end, the concept of exposing and redefining yourself after trauma. It is beautifully written and a strong work for two actors. Fantastic work.
  • Aleks Merilo:
    20 Feb. 2019
    An uncompromising and merciless look at the dark secret lives of adolescent girls. I always admire scripts that can take us to world we’ve never experienced before, and Turnage manages to immerse the audience in purity culture and all of its harrowing facets. There are few scripts that address teen girl issues in such an unvarnished way, and I feel it took real courage for the playwright to do so. I look forward to reading more scripts by Caitlin Turnage.
  • Shaun Leisher:
    10 Nov. 2018
    A brutal, gritty take on Christian purity culture and the damage it does to women. A two-hander with complex roles for young women that will leave audiences with much discuss and hopefully inspiration to make change happen.
  • Ben Rosenblatt:
    16 Apr. 2018
    Woah! On full tilt emotionally from the first moment, this play surges like a defiant volcano to its satisfying and rebellious conclusion. Gritty and bold and fiercely striking in its imagery. A powerful work, which examines the deeply entrenched misogyny and rampant sexual abuse in religious power structures. Phenomenal roles for young females. Irreverent and very impactful.
  • Zoe Jovanovich:
    16 Apr. 2018
    Raw. That might be the best word to describe this. If you were ever a female-identifying person in private school, this play will cut deep. Turnage unapologetically confronts religious institutions' obsession with female sexuality through two honest, flawed, and -most importantly- real girls.

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