SYATP

SHORT PLAY
A monologue inspired by the shooting at Wedgwood Baptist Church, September 1999. Written for Code Red Playwrights: Enough / Volume #4

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SYATP

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  • Asher Wyndham:
    25 Jun. 2019
    This young woman's voice feels so authentic. Her desire for change for a broken world is also our own. Her invitation, she reminds us, is the one we need to extend to others, regardless of our differences. Highly recommended for a theatre festival showcasing plays on gun control.
  • Greg Burdick:
    18 Feb. 2019
    Loewenstern's offering to Code Red Playwrights' latest volume of shorts features a young woman rallying her peers in the wake of a church shooting. Like her, to help in healing, we must allow ourselves to let others inside our circle... regardless of their political or spiritual inclinations... if we are to soldier on.
  • Chelsea White:
    11 Feb. 2019
    At its core, this monologue written for a young and strong female character tells a true tale of friendship. It shows us that at the moment when we might be the most broken, we can be lifted up by each other and God and although we may not see the same solution to the problems that we are facing, we can still be the comfort that each other needs. This play seems very authentically written in the voice of a teenager.

Character Information

  • The Hostess
    High School Senior,
    Any
    ,
    Female, She/her
    She's with the popular crowd, but her best friend isn't.

Production History

  • Professional
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    Public Reading at Phoenix Theater, Minneapolis
    ,
    2019
  • Professional
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    Public Reading at Oregon Contemporary Theatre
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    2019