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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  • Aleks Merilo:
    24 Feb. 2019
    With echoes of Sarah Kane, Langley ventures into the nearly taboo territory of friendship after a sexual assault. This is a relentless, white-knuckle affair, and I have a lot of respect for Langley seeing this plot through to its inevitable conclusion, and going where a lot of writers would not dare. It’s most impressive feat is forcing the audience to contemplate the limits of forgiveness, while getting into the mind of an apologetic predator. The line “you’re still my best friend” has never been so uncomfortable.
  • Sarah King:
    24 Feb. 2019
    Monsters Are Made is a beautifully written story about the aftermath of a rape that occurred between two friends. The characters are so real, and their emotions bleed through the script. The only thing that could make this experience better would be to actually see it performed on stage!
  • Makena Metz:
    30 Oct. 2018
    I really enjoyed reading Monsters Are Made because in addition to the wonderful theatricality, the story feels very real, and very now. This play brings up a timely and important conversation about white male privilege and consent without hitting you on the head too much with it. Obviously inspired by the Brock Turner Court Case (a rapist who used to be a star swimmer) Monsters Are Made opens a dialogue on consent and toxic masculinity, which poses the question: Why are men being educated in a way where they believe actions like this are acceptable?

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
,
Rapid Development Series 5
,
The Fountain Theatre
,
2019