Webster's Bitch (One-Act)

15 MINUTE: When their Editor-in-Chief gets caught using some rather colorful profanity, the employees of Webster's dictionary find themselves at the center of a Twitter uprising over gender, obscenity, and the future of the English language itself.
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Webster's Bitch (One-Act)

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  • Marj O'Neill-Butler:
    17 Jun. 2022
    Such an interesting play about language and usage. And the undertone of female bashing is very clever. We should all think before we speak give consequences these days. Thank god for the tequila.
  • Lainie Vansant:
    27 Sep. 2021
    Fun characters in a thought-provoking situation - a play about language and how we use it. This clever piece is worth the read!
  • Cheryl Bear:
    22 Mar. 2020
    A fantastic play about gender bias, protocol and the English dictionary. Rightfully scathing in it's takedown and hilarious!

Character Information

  • GWEN
    30s,
    Female
    A lexicographer at Webster's Dictionary.
  • ELLIE
    20s,
    Female
    Gwen's younger sister.
  • NICK
    30s/40s,
    Male
    Another lexicographer.
  • JOYCE
    50s/60s,
    Female
    The Senior Editor.

Development History

  • Reading
    ,
    Geneva Theatre Guild
    ,
    2018
  • Reading
    ,
    The Neo-Political Cowgirls
    ,
    2018
  • Reading
    ,
    Clutch Productions
    ,
    2017

Production History

  • Professional
    ,
    Silverthorne Theatre Company
    ,
    2021
  • Professional
    ,
    City Theatre / Thinking Cap Theatre
    ,
    2019
  • Professional
    ,
    Samuel French Off-Off Broadway Festival
    ,
    2019
  • Community Theater
    ,
    The Little Theatre of Alexandria
    ,
    2018
  • Professional
    ,
    Duluth Playhouse
    ,
    2018

Awards

Winner
,
National Award for Short Playwriting
,
,
2020
Semi-Finalist
,
Marathon of One-Act Plays
,
Ensemble Studio Theatre
,
2019