A Different Sense of Place

MONOLOGUE: Rohini watches her infant daughter sleep. Inspired by the Washington Naval Yard Shooting of September 16, 2013. Dedicated to the memory of Vishnu Pandit, and the 11 others whose light is gone from the world.
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A Different Sense of Place

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  • Rachel Bublitz:
    3 Jul. 2018
    A dark and haunting monologue that looks at the gut wrenching fact that parents today have to send their children out in a world where people with "a sickness" can buy a gun and cut short the lives of anyone they chose. So much rich imagery and emotion is steeped in its pages. Beautiful and heart breaking work.
  • Lee R. Lawing:
    2 Jul. 2018
    This is a beautiful piece of writing period. Poetry wrapped into prose wrapped into dialogue wrapped into emotion. Jordan's mother speaks for so many of us these days with such hope and longing for a better world and universe and that wish for it to all hold together behind those eyelids as the universe "blinks out." What a great phrase and what a beautiful prayer to the universal for us all.
  • Asher Wyndham:
    30 Jun. 2018
    One of Henry's most poetic, haunting plays, an emotional depth and an introspection that makes you mourn and think about the chaotic, sick state of our country blighted by random acts of gun violence. A strong playwright does more than just show how flawed or awful the world is, they ask the essential questions, and in doing so forces us to take a new direction -- out of darkness, out of despair and hopelessness -- they turn a light on, like a little moon-shaped light in a baby's room. Henry is such a playwright.