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  • Nolan Nightingale:
    2 Jun. 2020
    This is the kind of monologue that an actor can really sink his teeth into. When this piece isn't ripping your heart out, it is funny in a very human way, the story of a couple of priests just having a fun conversation. This makes the tragedy of the piece all the more poignant.
  • Scott Sickles:
    30 Dec. 2019
    What I find most fascinating about tragedy and trauma is how they resonate over time and distance... how they stays with us alongside happiness and triumph. There’s a symbiosis between great love and great loss in “Only Human,” that brands the heart, sharing both the tragedy being remembered and the happiness inspired by the person who was taken away. The monologue also confronts how being near a tragedy affects one differently than if one had directly been part of it while it happened. All this is examined through a spiritual lens that is deeply and individually personal. Beautiful!
  • 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.

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