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[full length] In the wake of tragedy and budget cuts, four teachers try to make it through a Monday.
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  • Kitchen Dog Theater:
    22 May. 2020
    We are pleased to support this play! It was a Finalist for the 2020 New Works Festival at Kitchen Dog Theater in Dallas, Texas.
  • Scott Stolnack:
    17 May. 2019
    Sara Jean Accuardi has a gift for writing compelling, funny, heartbreakingly real dialog. A play about fitting in, and not fitting in. What begins as mundane and comical and a little mysterious transforms as if by magic into something much more serious and deep. A lovely play, and well worth a read.
  • Aleks Merilo:
    11 Feb. 2019
    This reminded me of growing up, assuming there was nothing more to the lives of teachers than what we saw in the classroom. The playwright deftly takes us behind the scenes, showing the frustrations, politics, compassion, and beauty of the profession. This script is proof that the most brutal violence can be delivered as a soft spoken comment from a superior looking for someone to blame, and real love can be just the act of not quitting. The ever present undercurrent of irony is a system requiring teachers to be humane while negotiating an educational system that is anything but.

Character Information

  • Leslie Carmine
    50s,
    Any
    ,
    Female
    A teacher. Formally married to Warren.
  • Erin Carmine
    30s,
    Any
    ,
    Female
    A teacher. Currently married to Warren.
  • Warren Carmine
    50s,
    Any
    ,
    Male
    A teacher. Currently married to Erin.
  • Turner Felix
    Early 20s,
    Any
    ,
    Male
    A man in his early 20s. A student teacher.

Development History

Awards

Selection
,
Play Lab
,
Last Frontier Theatre Conference
,
2020
Finalist
,
Seven Devils Playwrights Conference
,
2019
Finalist
,
In Pencil: Staged Readings
,
The Scratch
,
2019