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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  • Cheryl Bear:
    30 Apr. 2021
    A bright light has been shed on climate change and the air we breathe in a relatable story of pursuing a dream that may belong to someone else. Well done.
  • Ryan Foster:
    11 Dec. 2020
    Immediately upon opening this script up I was prompted to go and understand more about the world we call our home. Red Days is a wonderfully written show with a heart of gold as it tries to get it's message across and succeeds. You'll find yourself caring about the character's futures, as well as your own.
  • Allison Winsby:
    9 Dec. 2020
    This play is so relevant. As I read this in 2020, we wear masks everyday, though it is for different reason than in the play. This play shows us what will inevitably happen is we don't learn to take better care of the world we live in. This play really makes you think. I highly recommend reading/seeing this play!

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