From the Rubble

When the end of the world interrupts Jack’s busy day at the office, he is more then a little depressed at the prospect of spending his final moments with Pete, his pet rock. Not long after his office caves in however, Tori, a free spirited accountant from down the hall, hammers her way through his office wall with her high heel. He is looking for salvation; she’s just looking for the bathroom. Together they...
When the end of the world interrupts Jack’s busy day at the office, he is more then a little depressed at the prospect of spending his final moments with Pete, his pet rock. Not long after his office caves in however, Tori, a free spirited accountant from down the hall, hammers her way through his office wall with her high heel. He is looking for salvation; she’s just looking for the bathroom. Together they find the answers, but not in the forms they expect. You see, God has a little plan of her own, and it requires a higher commitment than either Jack, or Tori, have ever had to make before.

*This play may be performed as a 1-act utilizing the first act of the script only. In this case, the script will call for 1 W, and 1 M.

Developed with NEW Plays NEW Voices at UCLA Playreading Series

Winner: Marianne Murphy Women & Philanthropy Award in Playwriting
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From the Rubble

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  • Brad Dell:
    2 Mar. 2020
    What a hoot! An extreme situation provides the perfect setting for legitimate hilarity and heartfelt human connection! In the midst of all the silliness and rubble, there is some profound humanity at the core of this beautiful play! We are excited that Act One of this play will be performed at Iowa State University's student directed One Act Festival!
  • Ricardo Soltero-Brown:
    18 Apr. 2018
    I enjoyed this play so much that (for me) it was basically a respite from, well, anything else, really - even though it's about, well, everything. I've been doing a lot of reading and these are some of the loveliest characters I've come across in a long time. They're remarkably spirited, vigilant, witty, endearing, hopefull, inventive, and unceasingly genuine despite their circumstances, always trying whatever challenges lie ahead. These are two people I wanted to see succeed again and again, even though they often feel they won't; but I'd argue that that's the point and the sign of good writing.

Development History

  • Workshop
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    Prescott Center for the Arts
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    2013
  • Reading
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    Dramatists Guild Footlights Reading Series
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    2009
  • Reading
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    Prescott Center for the Arts
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    2007
  • Reading
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    UCLA
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    2006