A Split Second

Selected for Plays for Us by The Actors Center (2020)

(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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  • 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.
  • Jessica Ilin:
    20 Jan. 2022
    A SPLIT SECOND was moving, captivating, devastating, and beautiful. O'Grady drew me in from start to finish, crafting an important play about how our world is more connected than we think. Never take anything for granted. Well done!

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
    ,
    2020

Production History

  • High School
    ,
    Bergen County Academies (NJ)
    ,
    2022

Awards

Selection
,
Plays for Us
,
The Actors Center
,
2020