The Clinic

2019 Eugene O'Neill National Playwrights Conference Semi-Finalist

The Clinic is an ensemble piece depicting abortion providers' lives over the course of nine months in Wichita, Kansas. Lorrie Daniels, a meticulous transient abortionist, flies in each Saturday to Wichita Women’s Health, one of the last clinics in the state and a battleground for reproductive freedom since the notorious...
2019 Eugene O'Neill National Playwrights Conference Semi-Finalist

The Clinic is an ensemble piece depicting abortion providers' lives over the course of nine months in Wichita, Kansas. Lorrie Daniels, a meticulous transient abortionist, flies in each Saturday to Wichita Women’s Health, one of the last clinics in the state and a battleground for reproductive freedom since the notorious 1991 Summer of Mercy protests. Recently nominated for an Ethical Humanist Award, Lorrie’s perfect career as provider and medical researcher is at its height. She has learned, along with the clinic’s multi-generational staff, to contend with the escalating conflict from outside forces, including hostile protesters, state legislature/TRAP laws, and even respite from the local authorities. However, seemingly stupid pranks escalate as a Crisis Pregnancy Center sets up shop across the street. When Lorrie’s identity becomes public knowledge, the threats grow more personal until the entire staff’s lives are turned upside down one day and they are faced with providing services under impossible conditions.
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The Clinic

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  • Donna Newton:
    24 Sep. 2019
    This critically important, searing play is akin to The Normal Heart for the issue of reproductive rights and abortion. Kudos to Mr. Brumley for writing it and providing it as a fundraising vehicle. A Necessary 21st Century Play.
  • Sarah Shear:
    18 Aug. 2019
    We did a reading of The Clinic at The Chipped Cup as a fundraiser for The Center for Reproductive rights and it was such a successful night!! Not only does the script encapsulate women's experience at all ages in conversations about reproductive rights, but it also serves as an amazing tool for education. I highly reccommend reaching out to Will about utilizing this incredible new work in your community!!

Development History

  • Reading
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    Produced by Becky Gibel & Jessie Darrell Jarbadan at The Wilbury Group in Providence, RI
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    2019
  • Reading
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    Business Casual Productions in New York, NY
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    2019
  • Reading
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    The Broadwater in Los Angeles, CA
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    2019
  • Reading
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    The Monocle in St. Louis, MO
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    2019
  • Reading
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    Lincoln Grant Auditorium in Cincinnati, OH
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    2019
  • Reading
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    Produced by The Verge Theatre Co. at The Barbershop Theater in Nashville, TN
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    2019
  • Reading
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    The Chipped Cup in Harlem, NY
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    2019
  • Reading
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    Produced by Fishtank Theatre & Jen Appell at The Black Box, Kansas City, MO
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    2019
  • Reading
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    Produced by Elizabeth Jarrett & Ibi Owolabi at Synchronicity Theatre in Atlanta, GA
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    2019

Awards

Semi-Finalist
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Eugene O'Neill National Playwrights Conference
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2019