Funny, Like An Abortion

FULL LENGTH: Monroe finds herself knocked up, and since abortions are illegal in the United States, she throws a surprise abortion party with her best friend Jade. Monroe prepares over twenty at home abortion options for them to sort through, neither will walk away until they select the best of all of these terrible options. But that's not all! Come on down for juggling, a tap dancing number, and a...
FULL LENGTH: Monroe finds herself knocked up, and since abortions are illegal in the United States, she throws a surprise abortion party with her best friend Jade. Monroe prepares over twenty at home abortion options for them to sort through, neither will walk away until they select the best of all of these terrible options. But that's not all! Come on down for juggling, a tap dancing number, and a horrific view at what our future may hold. A comedic two-hander in one scene.
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Funny, Like An Abortion

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  • Playwrights Foundation:
    29 Dec. 2022
    The community of national and local readers for the 45th annual Bay Area Playwrights Festival in 2022 enthusiastically recommends FUNNY, LIKE AN ABORTION as a Semi-Finalist at Playwrights Foundation. We were deeply moved by the reality the play explored. We were compelled by the play’s promise in its robust characters and its well executed use of dark comedy and convention. We hope this play is widely read, finds dedicated collaborators, and moves swiftly towards production. #BAPF2022
  • Stephanie Hunt:
    23 Oct. 2022
    Bublitz has done something shocking, funny, and utterly brilliant with “Funny, Like An Abortion." The humor actually underscores the depth of despair that these characters are experiencing. So depressingly prescient, her dark comedy allows us to experience the seriousness of the subject matter while somehow making us laugh at the same time. It is uncomfortable, hilarious, heartbreaking and incredibly masterful. Highly recommend!
  • Samantha Marchant:
    13 Aug. 2022
    Heavy, frightening, and, yes, funny. The use of chance, movement and fourth wall breaking make this script highly theatrical. The jabs and truths will hopefully call the audience to action.

Character Information

  • Monroe
    mid-twenties to mid-thirties,
    She/her
    Makes bad jokes. Can juggle quite well.
  • Jade
    mid-twenties to mid-thirties,
    She/her
    Has legitimate concerns and distress over how to actually help her friend.

Development History

  • Reading
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    Kennedy Center ACTF Region 5 Conference
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    2020
  • Reading
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    The LAB, Interdisciplinary Exploratory Theatre Arts
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    2020

Production History

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