Red Days

FULL LENGTH, early development: As the air quality in Salt Lake climbs to crisis levels, we follow Dianna through four seasons, trying to balance school, her running team, and pursuing her passion. But as she nears the end of her senior year, she's forced to decide if her running dream truly belongs to her, or if it's more her mother's, while around her the serious effects of the air quality...
FULL LENGTH, early development: As the air quality in Salt Lake climbs to crisis levels, we follow Dianna through four seasons, trying to balance school, her running team, and pursuing her passion. But as she nears the end of her senior year, she's forced to decide if her running dream truly belongs to her, or if it's more her mother's, while around her the serious effects of the air quality wreak havoc on those athletes who dare breath hard in the open air.
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Red Days

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  • Madeline Cook:
    11 Dec. 2019
    "Red Days" helps bring to light the real problems with today's climate issues. Although that is the main theme, it does follow a girl and her single mom, just trying to get through life and do the best they can with what they have. I would recommend this play to anyone who is interested in the environment, family dynamics, or just the need to follow your dreams. This was my first read on NPX and was very happy with the outcome.
  • Thomas Clark:
    11 Dec. 2019
    "Red Days" is an excellent representation of the terrible effects pollution has had and continues to have on our world. Bublitz takes us through a telling story of where our world heading, and backs it up with unique and interesting characters that have an important impact on the story-telling. It was my first read on NPX and I'm happy it was, it has had a lasting impact on me and my own opinions about these global issues.
  • Molly Ross:
    11 Dec. 2019
    Bublitz takes on a topic that becomes more and more realistic to us as each day passes and creates a backdrop to host a cast of sincere, engaging characters, with real relationships that reflect the real world. The best kinds of theatre bring attention to social issues that push the audience into wanting action. Reading through this play did exactly that, as well as keeping me invested in the characters' lives from start to finish.

Character Information

  • Diana Abel
    17-18,
    Female
    A senior in high school. A runner. Connie’s only daughter. In the midst of figuring out who she is and what life is all about.
  • Connie Abel
    mid to late thirties,
    Female
    A personal trainer, coach, and single mom. Mother to Dianna. Driven with a capital D. Wants more opportunities for Dianna than she had, like a lot of moms.
  • Andrew Lee
    17-18,
    Male
    A musician and hopeless romantic.
  • Leona Day
    old enough to have had a different life of two before she ended up where she is today,
    Female
    A KRCL DJ. Pretty dang groovy.

Development History

  • Workshop
    ,
    Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, Region 7
    ,
    2019