The Fencers

2019 Semi-finalist - Bay Area Playwrights Festival. Maddie is broke and unemployed, with a chronically ill kid who needs surgery. She has one thing going for her: she’s an extraordinary fencer. When she makes the controversial decision to give custody of her son to his deadbeat dad so she can train, Maddie is knocked out of the standings by Donna, a transgender woman. The Fencers is a story of women fighting...
2019 Semi-finalist - Bay Area Playwrights Festival. Maddie is broke and unemployed, with a chronically ill kid who needs surgery. She has one thing going for her: she’s an extraordinary fencer. When she makes the controversial decision to give custody of her son to his deadbeat dad so she can train, Maddie is knocked out of the standings by Donna, a transgender woman. The Fencers is a story of women fighting discrimination, expectations, and the mistakes of their past, so they can do what they love the most: fence.
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The Fencers

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  • Cheryl Bear:
    18 Aug. 2019
    An inspiring and beautiful story of perseverance and friendship. Wonderful to see humanity triumph over competition. Well done!

Character Information

  • Maddie Perez
    50ish,
    Any
    ,
    Female
  • Donna Cruthers
    50s,
    Any
    ,
    Transgender Woman
  • Jason
    50s,
    Any
    ,
    Male
  • Petie
    11/12,
    Any
    ,
    Male
  • Sue Navar
    50s,
    Any
    ,
    Female
  • Cindy Robinson
    50s,
    Any
    ,
    Female
  • Damion
    50s,
    Any
    ,
    Male
  • Gretchen Schneider
    50s,
    Any
    ,
    Female
  • Saba/Norbut/Randy/Referee
    50s,
    Any
    ,
    Any
    Must speak in French at times

Development History

  • Reading
    ,
    Jersey City Theatre Center
    ,
    2019
  • Reading
    ,
    South Orange Performing Arts Center
    ,
    2018
  • Workshop
    ,
    Writers Theatre of New Jersey
    ,
    2017

Awards

Semi-Finalist
,
Bay Area Playwrights Festival
,
Playwrights Foundation
,
2019