Delivery

When high school juniors Murdr, Mani and Javier find themselves in Ms. Tolivar’s English class, they begin to find themselves and express their views of the world around them. They compete for a space in the end of the year poetry competition for scholarship money and bragging rights. Welcome to the world of Black and Brown voices as they navigate living in the hood, police brutality, and the adventures of teen-hood.
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  • Playwrights Foundation:
    6 Apr. 2020
    Playwrights Foundation enthusiastically recommends this play, DELIVERY, as a Semi-Finalist for the Bay Area Playwrights Festival 2020. We were moved by the quality of the writing and the relevant and compelling themes that spoke to the mission of our festival. It excelled in a competitive process of 735 plays submitted this year and rose to the top after a six month long process discussing its merits with both national and local Bay Area readers, and we hope it moves swiftly towards production.
  • Jordan Elizabeth Henry:
    9 Feb. 2018
    DELIVERY is a beautiful and heart-breaking exploration of the lives of three students whose worlds have been touched by police violence. Robinson has gifted us with the opportunity to spend some time with three incredible, funny, talented, goofy young artists -- it hurts when it's over.
  • Ricardo Soltero-Brown:
    30 Jan. 2018
    There is an amazing, incredible honesty and remarkably genuine quality to the voices of these characters, even (or, rather, especially) in their most heightened moments. Robinson has a remarkable ear for the spirit of speech. Her time as a teacher has made her a clear and vital conduit for the hearts and minds of our hurting youth. There is much to be said about the strength of these students, they're the best, they are survivors manifesting a salvation through art...but I was also struck by Tolivar, her patience and perception, her noticing the necessity of beauty in dark times.

Development History

  • Reading
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    Scriptworks Development Grant
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    2018
  • Reading
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    HBMG Foundation National Winter Playwrights Retreat
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    2018
  • Reading
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    Scriptworks (Austin)
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    2017
  • Reading
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    Self-Produced
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    2017