In the End

*The Kilroy's List 2020*
*Equity Library Theatre’s 2020 All Access Reading Series Finalist*
*Athena Project Plays in Progress Semi-Finalist 2019*
*Downstage Left Residency Semi-Finalist 2019*

Emmy and Bridget continually cross paths during the worst of times. Both are on separate missions in a city where violence runs rampant. Emmy deviates from her usual routine of...
*The Kilroy's List 2020*
*Equity Library Theatre’s 2020 All Access Reading Series Finalist*
*Athena Project Plays in Progress Semi-Finalist 2019*
*Downstage Left Residency Semi-Finalist 2019*

Emmy and Bridget continually cross paths during the worst of times. Both are on separate missions in a city where violence runs rampant. Emmy deviates from her usual routine of comforting dying people to spend more time among the humans and to try to inspire them to get off of their pre-determined course. Meanwhile, Bridget races the clock to find her missing sister in hopes that she can still be brought home alive. In the End is a play that tries to make sense out of senseless death and provide some small comfort to those who grieve the fallen.

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**New draft uploaded on 2/15/2021**
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In the End

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  • Nick Malakhow:
    20 Jun. 2020
    A theatrical, poetic, beautiful piece that examines brutal, senseless violence and its root in fear, hatred, and toxic masculinity. "In the End" does all of this, however, with a great deal of subtlety and nuance that never once exploits images of violence to evoke pain, but rather focuses on the humanity of those killed and of those left after in its wake. The mystical, spiritual thread running through grounds the play in hope and wonder. The structural punctuation of Bridget's interactions with the audience are powerful and make the climactic scene between her and Emmy poignant and cathartic. Glorious!
  • Kullen Burnet:
    18 Jun. 2020
    Swelling with pathos, passion, and its own form of poetic justice, In the End felt not so much like reading a play but rather an elegiac, hopeful, fantastical and realistic tome of life itself - the mundane, the profound and everything in between. Exchanges, particularly in the second and third scenes (but in the whole play really), punch you in the gut with their directness, heartbreak and compassion. Read this!
  • Lauren Davenport:
    14 Jun. 2020
    From the first to the last page I couldn't help but see this entire play through different shapes and shades of light, even in its darkest moment, because ultimately that's what this play is. It's a ray of light in its own darkness and it is radiant. This play has a timelessness that is as tragic as the violence its characters endure and as tangible as the comfort that comes from holding someone's hand. It's all the what ifs that stick with you, and when it's over it's like a realization of how souls breathe. Beautiful work!

Character Information

  • EMMY
    any age,
    Any race but not white
    ,
    woman
  • Faith/Reporter 1/Macy
    20-30,
    any race/ any ethnicity
    ,
    woman
  • Server/Jamie/Reporter 2
    20's,
    African American / Black
    ,
    Presents Male
  • Bridgette
    30's,
    any ethnic identity
    ,
    woman
  • Sarah
    Early 40's,
    African American / Black
    ,
    woman

Development History

  • Reading
    ,
    New Match Collective
    ,
    2020
  • Reading
    ,
    The Newness: A Salon
    ,
    2019
  • Reading
    ,
    Equity Library Theatre
    ,
    2019
  • Workshop
    ,
    Women's Theatre Alliance of Chicago
    ,
    2019
  • Reading
    ,
    Naked Angels
    ,
    2018

Production History

  • University
    ,
    University of Central Missouri
    ,
    2021