A Split Second

Selected for Plays for Us by The Actors Center

(10 Min) In two different places two unrelated women--a parent with a missing child, and a traumatized driver--speak about recent events that, unknown to them, are tragically connected.
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A Split Second

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  • Jack Levine:
    29 Jan. 2024
    JENNIFER O’GRADY is a fabulous playwright, and her 10-minute play, “A Split Second”, was no exception to her brilliant work. I loved this play. There is so much to say about addiction, and this play has the depth and breath one might get from a full-length play. BRILLIANT!
  • Stephen Kaplan:
    13 Jun. 2022
    Brings the audience along with its mystery and eventual answer, addressing a devastating event that resonated with the entire audience.
  • Debra A. Cole:
    1 Jun. 2022
    A mother's worst nightmare. A driver's horrifying moment. A nation's greatest crisis. Worlds collide in this powerful short play by JENNIFER O'GRADY. Pure brilliance.

Character Information

  • Parent
    A middle-aged woman.
  • Driver
    A young woman.
  • Officer 1
    A police officer.
  • Officer 2
    A police officer.

Development History

  • Reading
    Plays for Us Series, The Actors Center

Production History

  • High School
    Bergen County Academies (NJ)


Plays for Us
The Actors Center