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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.
  • Emma Goldman-Sherman:
    10 Feb. 2019
    Heart-stopper of a play! Beautifully rendered with the split-stage and the consequences of a story we put together in the audience as the 2 women relate their stories in 2 different states (metaphorically and actual). O'Grady has written a terribly real tragedy.
  • Aleks Merilo:
    6 Feb. 2019
    A 10-minute play with the intensity of a raw nerve. Lyrical, rhythmic dialogue spirals inward toward a double dose of tragedy. The playwright ventures into a highly topical subject while deftly avoiding the pitfalls of becoming didactic. She aptly creates a human portrait of the opioid epidemic.
  • Cameron Houg:
    21 Jan. 2019
    An interesting short play that puts us in a position where we know more than the characters do, creating a devastating dramatic irony as we feel for the characters who don’t know what’s going on or how their lives interconnect.
  • Donna Gordon:
    20 Jan. 2019
    An effective treatment of addiction, this play in its sparseness, clearly reveals a tragedy. The technique of overlaying dialogue brings a gradual realization of those who suffer, most completely innocent. Ms. O'Grady's play moves almost as fast as a film. It reminds me of "Riders to the Sea", an Irish play.
  • Emily Hageman:
    20 Jan. 2019
    A magnificent ten minute play. Breathtaking, poetic, gorgeous, truly stunning. O'Grady paints a masterpiece with only a few strokes. Utterly devastating. If you are not familiar with O'Grady's work, now is the time to rectify that--and start here.