Monsters Are Made

When Hunter, her rapist and former friend, forces his way back into her life a year after he's declared not guilty in the court of public opinion, Ricki is faced with a difficult set of questions—what does it take to atone for this sin, is it even possible and how far is she willing go to find out?

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Monsters Are Made

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  • Mary Lyon Kamitaki:
    16 Jan. 2020
    This play is somehow relentlessly provocative, but also deeply empathetic. Ricki is pushed to her limits, showing us the immense challenges stacked up against her, as well as the strength and resourcefulness. Hunter is humanized, but not excused, adding complexity to this issue without detracting from its horror. The tension Hannah builds is so engaging that the play flies by, despite its difficult subject. It is also SO politically and socially urgent I cannot believe it hasn't been produced yet.
  • Joseph Spor:
    11 Dec. 2019
    This is a play that truly makes you question your beliefs on forgiveness, remorse, and retribution. It is beautifully written, and presented in a way that makes you want to keep reading and reading. An absolute must-read!
  • Madeline Cook:
    11 Dec. 2019
    I found this play to be extremely thought-provoking. It is full of content that is very present in today's society and is good for discussions with any kind of group. I love the incorporation of water throughout the play and would love to see this put on a stage.

Character Information

  • Ricki Mae West
    appears female
  • Hunter Darling
    appears Male
    Athletic

Development History

Awards

Finalist
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Summer Theatre Festival
,
She LA
,
2019
Winner
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Rapid Development Series 5
,
The Fountain Theatre
,
2019
Second Rounder in Playwriting Competition
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Austin Film Festival
,
2019