A Split Second

(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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  • Susan Middaugh:
    12 May. 2020
    Jennifer O'Grady has structured this short play in a compelling way, even more so than if the focus was simply on the parent or on the driver. Spare dialogue conveys the subtext and the tragedy of this accident. Well done!
  • Cheryl Bear:
    2 Jul. 2019
    Beautifully done. A true crisis brought to our attention in the most effective way. Many will be grateful for this piece.
  • Michael G. Hilton:
    13 Feb. 2019
    A heartbreaking short play, all the more so for its conciseness, its understated tragedy, its whallop of a slowly and painfully building realization that shatters the reader at the same time that it satisfies through its artful handling of trauma, addiction and the lasting effects of split-second decisions on our loved ones.

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