Mentally Ill / Gun Free

(10 minute play) - A woman who lost her only child to a school shooting years before purposely submits herself to situations that will trigger her PTSD, as those are the times that she remembers her daughter the clearest.
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Mentally Ill / Gun Free

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  • Doug DeVita:
    12 Jan. 2020
    Disturbing and gut-wrenching, this play will churn up deeply felt emotions and haunt you for days after reading it. Beautifully handled all the way through, Salisbury has written another unfortunately necessary piece of theater for out times.
  • Dave Osmundsen:
    12 Jan. 2020
    Wow. Salsbury has written a really powerful piece here. Gorgeously poetic language that just wrings grief, sorrow, and devastation. There are glimmers of happier moments, yes, but that only makes the situation even more heartbreaking. The final moments--when it all came together for me--are simultaneously comforting and shattering. Read this play.
  • Emily Hageman:
    8 Oct. 2018
    This is an absolutely truly deeply remarkable play. Wow. I am absolutely blown away by this piece. This is so gorgeously felt, so fantastically rendered, and it hurts, it hurts SO MUCH to read and to think about that I can hardly stand it, but I am so grateful for Salsbury and her immense courage to grab that pain and pull it into the front of my heart. The best theatre incites action and all I can think at the end of this play is that this must stop, it must stop now, no more inevitability. Thank you, Salsbury.

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    Loft ensemble - LA