THE WAY IT IS

When Cane dumps fiancee Yasmine after eight years, he's finished. But a trip back to their apartment to collect his things becomes a lesson in truth... and consequences. A taut two-hander in real time.
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THE WAY IT IS

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  • George Sapio:
    4 May. 2017
    An extremely disturbing work. Read it a few days ago and still processing it. Re-read it again. Neither character is all that sympathetic and each shows cruel tendencies; one wonders how they made it through eight years together. Still, a very powerful piece that challenges traditional ideas of dominance, sexual tactics, and violence. This would make a hell of a performance with the right actors.
  • Matt Falduto:
    26 Jan. 2016
    I would love to see a production of this play. Powerful and shocking, this is a well written piece of theatre.
  • Stephen Kaplan:
    1 Aug. 2015
    A riveting piece of theatre that had me yelling at the characters because I was so engaged...it kept me guessing and made me think long and hard about my own assumptions.

Development History

  • Commission
    ,
    Interesting experiment with this play: http://howlround.com/i-wrote-a-play-with-a-male-rape-but-readers-didn-t-want-to-call-it-that
    ,
    2016

Production History

  • Workshop
    ,
    Eva's Echo, Galway, Ireland
    ,
    2018
  • Workshop
    ,
    Duckface, London
    ,
    2016
  • Workshop
    ,
    5th Wall Productions
    ,
    2016

Awards

Semi-Finalist
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Trustus Playwrights Competition
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Trustus Theatre
,
2016
Semi-Finalist
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The Road Summer Theater Festival
,
2016
Finalist
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IATI Theatre Contest
,
IATI Theatre
,
2015