The Garden

TEN MINUTE: While beautifying their neighborhood with a community garden, Lauren and Rose make an unsettling discovery that brings up the racism and elitism that gentrification is so often entrenched in.
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The Garden

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  • Duvayne Emanuel:
    2 Apr. 2019
    I love simple, straight-forward plays such as this that double as a brilliant piece of social commentary.
  • Bryan Stubbles:
    15 Nov. 2018
    Caught this tonight at the Utah New Works Theatre Project. Good, good stuff. Superb characterization.
  • Rachael Carnes:
    7 Nov. 2018
    “Everyone wants a community garden, but no one wants to build it.” - in this crystalline moment, Bublitz reveals her uncanny knack for developing balanced, believable characters through rhythmically charged pacing and aching reveals. Her plays are prismatic, allowing us to see many personalities and perspectives, while moving forward in understanding a little more about ourselves and human nature. There’s an imagistic, almost cinematic quality to this piece, that says so much about where we’ve been and where we’re going.

Character Information

  • Rose
    mid twenties,
    Single. Takes care of her mother.
  • Laura
    early forties,
    Upper middle class. Married.

Development History

  • Reading
    Utah New Works Theatre Project

Production History

  • University
    Westminster College Performing Arts