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  • Mekdelawit Keller:
    10 Dec. 2019
    Absolutely haunting. Guns know no christ. We see leaders of churches as powerful beings, some of which kinda dont seem human. They feel, we all feel. This monologue takes the Bible and questions it like anyone would after a shooting, but through the mouth of someone who believes in the Bible from its core. Powerful.
  • Doug DeVita:
    4 Dec. 2019
    Breathtaking in its simplicity, and gut-wrenching in its humanity, this is a beautiful monologue about an all too common occurrence these days, written with O'Grady's customary elegance and style. Moving, and unfortunately, necessary.
  • 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.
  • Donna Gordon:
    7 Feb. 2019
    An interesting take on gun violence and how it affects the innocent. What would Jesus do? That's a good question for the survivors and one we all need to ask if affected by this crisis.
  • Alina Rios:
    7 Feb. 2019
    So much humanity in this moving monologue! It takes us on an emotional journey filled with warmth, humor, and a realization of our limitations. It addresses two very current issues: gun violence and humanity of catholic priests. Beautiful!
  • Mark Loewenstern:
    6 Feb. 2019
    Great play! A fresh and insightful take on a story we all know.
  • J.Lois Diamond:
    3 Feb. 2019
    O'Grady has created a rich character, who is fully realized with honesty and complexity. This monologue has warmth, humor and profundity and would be a great addition to any program about gun violence.
  • Lee R. Lawing:
    1 Feb. 2019
    What a beautiful and moving tribute written as part of the CodeRed/Faith project. Aptly titled for all of us who are just that, human, and we are all so thankful each day for another day and more time, but it's in those moments of tragedy that the real soul of the human is exposed and Rob's speech is filled with such raw emotion and heartbreak and with that last line you want to wrap your arms around the world to protect it with love.

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