- Matt Harmon:28 May. 2020“ Seinuk has a profound ability to make the audience invest so wholly in her characters. Everything about this play is simultaneously heartbreaking and hopeful. As we watch West grapple with what he has left unfinished and unknown, we reflect on our own experiences and, after the lights go down, resolve to set things right. Theaters everywhere should be producing Seinuk's work, for its depiction of the human spirit and its lessons audiences can take away. ”
- Kevin Cirone:1 Jun. 2017“ Poignant trip into the mind of someone struggling with his life's purpose and the things that have gotten in the way. Participated as part of New Repertory Theatre's Next Voices program and would love to see it get on its feet in the future. ”
- Bridget O'Leary:16 Aug. 2016“ This play was developed as part of New Repertory Theatre's Next Voices program. It is a beautiful, complex look at the pursuit of happiness and the things that get in the way from us being who we want to be. The play is both heart breaking and very funny. I love the use of the "greek chorus" throughout the play. Cassie is a terrific writer who investigates inner demons, fear and identity. This play encompasses all of those things. ”
- West27,,Jewish, Probably WhiteMaleStudied design but got cozy in a day job, on the quiet side, introspective, good looking but maybe not aware of it. He should be in his physical peek. When WEST says nothing he says a lot in the nothing.
- Elyse50s,,White, JewishFemaleWEST's mom. She's overbearing, knows it, but denies it. Holds a secret too big for her which can make her a bit dizzy
- Diane40s-50s,Jewish, WhiteElyse's younger sister, and West's "Aunt Diane." A hip Lesbian renewal Rabbi. A bit of a meddler.
- Sammy27,,non-specific, ethnically ambiguousFemaleWest's best and oldest friend, a stoner, joker, looking for more but you'd never know it. Should be ethnically ambiguous.
- Doctor/Joe30s-40s,,Probably WhiteMaleDOCTOR: Thinks he has a good sense of humor despite the bleak news he often has to give.
JOE: West's father. He carries himself with the spirit of a sprite twenty something, he's excited by life, but also distracted. He appears as West would remember him. He's a woodsy hippy type.
The Dr. R.J. Rodriguez Emerging Playwrights Contest
Playhouse Creatures Theatre Company
Mass Cultural Council Artist Fellowship
Mass Cultural Council
National Playwrights' Conference
Summer Playwrights Festival 7
The Road Theatre