Rust On Bone

Trapped by a stranger in her office, psychologist Dr. Devra Mendoza must use all of her training to maneuver her way through a game of cat and mouse with life and death consequences. Rust on Bone, looks at the personal cost of war, societal stigmas of therapy, and the ripple effects of trauma and mental illness.
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Rust On Bone

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  • Darcy Parker Bruce:
    10 Apr. 2018
    This play is a tidal wave. Devra is a character we can lose ourselves in and RUST is a play with high stakes that keeps revving up. An exploration of what it means to be asked to return to a world you protected that isn't able to protect you. A fascinating play.
  • Scott Sickles:
    8 Feb. 2016
    Powerful, complex, intense, and thought provoking, Rust on Bone uses its protagonist's method of immersive trauma counseling to take the audience through the subjective experiences of its characters' PTSD in this study of fear, race, and the subjectivity of truth. Whose memory can we trust? Can we trust our own? At what point are we safe from the experiences that nearly kill us? Are we ever? A haunting piece.
  • Catherine Weingarten:
    31 Jul. 2015
    A piercing, freaky, beautiful drama that has a lot of big things to say about race and gender. Bianca is a daring writer who is not afraid to provoke.

Development History

  • Reading
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    Ohio State University - Cost of War Confernce
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    2015
  • Reading
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    Available Light Theatre - Ohio
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    2015
  • Reading
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    Babes With Blades Theater - Chicago - Fighting Words Series
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    2015
  • Reading
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    NYC - Chuck Smith- Director
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    2014
  • Workshop
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    Ohio University - Seabury Quinn Festival
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    2014