Only Human

Selected for The Factory Theatre at Greenville U's New Plays Festival 2019

A Catholic priest remembers a tragedy in his past. (Based on the shootings at Our Lady of Peace Roman Catholic Church in Lynbrook, NY)
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Only Human

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  • Cheryl Bear:
    2 Jul. 2019
    How are we to respond in the face of gun violence? How accepting must we be called to be when our own lives hang in the balance? Love and self-preservation lie in delicate balance. Excellent piece.
  • Emily Hageman:
    17 Apr. 2019
    An absolutely breathtaking piece. O'Grady has such a gift for storytelling and character and doing so much with so little. This feels so real--every bit of it. It's written from such a place of raw honesty and truthfulness. It is somehow simultaneously delicate and fragile while being incredibly powerful and demanding of attention. One of the best monologues I've ever read.
  • Greg Burdick:
    18 Feb. 2019
    Jennifer O'Grady has penned a powerful monologue examining survivor's guilt, and the limitations of man when confronted with gun violence. This short play, despite its traumatic subject matter, features strong flashes of humor and humanity. An excellent addition to Code Red Playwrights' latest offering of shorts.

Character Information

  • Rob
    40s.
    A Catholic priest. He could be wearing a priest's uniform or ordinary street clothes.

Development History

  • Reading
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    Phoenix Theatre (Minneapolis)
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    2019
  • Reading
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    Focal Theatre Lab
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    2019
  • Reading
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    Code Read Playwrights at St. Luke's (NYC)
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    2019
  • Reading
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    Lakewood Playhouse
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    2019

Production History