Little Reds

It's a four-character drama about the sacrifices family members make for each other, and the bitterness that can grow out of having sacrificed so much for the people you care about most.
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Little Reds

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  • Eugene O'Neill Theater Center:
    17 Feb. 2016
    It is the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center's pleasure to recommend Kerry Kazmierowicztrimm and their play "Little Reds" as a finalist for our 2015 National Playwrights Conference. The play rose through a competitive, anonymous, multileveled selection process that took nearly nine months to execute. As one of 59 finalists out of more than 1,300 submissions, it is the value of the page that has allowed this work to prosper in such a competitive selection process. A gritty drama grounded in realism, and our readers identified clear differentiation between character voices, unexpected humor, and a sense of compelling dramatic events.

Character Information

  • Daff
    20,
    Any Race/Ethnicity
    ,
    Female
    A stressed-out but put-together young woman. Fiercely loyal to her family,
    she works two jobs to support her brother and mother, on top of going to school. Very smart, but hasn't had the chance to go to college.
  • Claire
    late 30's,
    Any Race/Ethnicity
    ,
    Female
    Daff and Alex's mother. A sick woman with a bad memory and an addiction to certain medicine. Bitter about the hand she's been dealt in life.
  • Alex
    16,
    Any Race/Ethnicity
    ,
    Male
    Daff's brother. He has Asperger's Syndrome. Very protective of his family, especially his sister.
  • Flick
    20's,
    Any Race/Ethnicity
    ,
    Male
    Daff's drug-dealer. An opinionated man who responds very poorly to people acting like they're better than him.

Development History

Awards

Finalist
,
Emerging Artists Grants
,
David Ross Fetzer Foundation
,
2015
Semi-Finalist
,
PlayPenn Playwrights Conference
,
PlayPenn
,
2015