AFFINITY LUNCH MINUTES
- Lisa Dellagiarino Feriend:9 Jan. 2023“ I've been sitting here trying to put into words what I want to say about this play for a while now, and I'm not sure what I can say to do it justice. I love that all the characters are flawed and it doesn't feel preachy. I love that the play will make Black theater goers feel seen and force white theater goers to self-reflect. I especially love the confrontation between Jasmine and Cal being played three different times, in three different tones. This play has been in my reading list for a WHILE, and it was worth the wait. ”
- Matthew Libby:2 Jun. 2022“ I read this play yesterday and haven't stopped thinking about it since. A tremendous piece of work that goes to some incredibly complex, nuanced, and furious places with such ease and confidence, only to end on a note of radical hopefulness. Gripping dilemmas, vivid, unforgettable characters - this was a true privilege to read! ”
- Ben F. Locke:28 Apr. 2022“ I really love this play! It's amazing to see what happens when We write OUR stories. This play goes ways deeper than just what's on the surface. It not only tackles allyship for white people but also the complexities of intersectional allyship. I loved that everyone is so flawed and working through how to make sense of what is the best decision to make for themselves and for the good of the other. This is a show that makes you feel icky yet hopeful and I really love that uncomfortable and conflicting feeling. ”
- Ben30's,,Multi-racial with Black heritageHe/Him/HisHe can be portrayed by an actor who is Black, Multi-racial, or Afro-Latinx. Multiracial with Black heritage, Drama teacher, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) dean. Black people have told him he speaks like a white boy. White people have told him he’s “articulate and thoughtful.”
- Jasmine20's-30's,,Black, Afro-LatinxShe/Her/HersHistory teacher, a bit of a firebrand. Frustrated.
- Cal17-18,,WhiteHe/Him/Hisa high school senior, and a Quaker. A class officer, but not because he’s popular. Plays Devil’s Advocate in class to his classmates’ chagrin. More likely to be talking to a teacher than his peers.
- Jill50's-60's,,WhiteShe/Her/HersHead of school--Penn Valley’s first woman head in 133 years. A Quaker.
- ,Workshop,Local Theater Company2022
- ,Reading,Fuse Theatre2021
- ,Reading,Relative Theatrics2021
- ,Reading,Garry Marshall Theatre2021
- ,Workshop,Clamour Theatre2021
- ,Workshop,Playwrights Incubator Collective2021
- ,Workshop,The Garden Script Development2021
- , ,Workshop2021
- , ,Residency2021
- ,University,University of Central Florida2022
Garden Script Development
Playwrights Voiced Festival
National Playwrights Conference