The Ocean Thought Nothing

When seventeen year old aspiring marine biologist Colleen goes missing, all eyes are on her boyfriend Robbie, a sensitive young man with a violent past. When Robbie heads out on his boat to look for Colleen off the coast of southwest Connecticut, he encounters a lost humpback whale in Long Island Sound. Robbie’s search for Colleen and his desperate attempt to help the lost whale collide in unexpected and...
When seventeen year old aspiring marine biologist Colleen goes missing, all eyes are on her boyfriend Robbie, a sensitive young man with a violent past. When Robbie heads out on his boat to look for Colleen off the coast of southwest Connecticut, he encounters a lost humpback whale in Long Island Sound. Robbie’s search for Colleen and his desperate attempt to help the lost whale collide in unexpected and mysterious ways.

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https://sites.google.com/a/theoneill.org/2014-national-playwrights-conference-finalists/the-ocean-thought-nothing-by-kari-bentley-quinn
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The Ocean Thought Nothing

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  • Emma Goldman-Sherman:
    28 Oct. 2018
    Beautifully-written play that is so well-inhabited by the characters of the place where they live and so well- imagined by the writer that we can actually believe the impossible. Wonderful work.
  • Quinn Xavier Hernandez:
    17 Aug. 2018
    THE OCEAN THOUGHT NOTHING carries this haunting quality as it shifts backward and forward in time. Kari Bentley-Quinn has a mastery of dramatic timing. Her flashbacks are well placed and offer just as many questions as answers. By the play’s end, we are left off-kilter; uncertain if we are satisfied with what we have just witnessed, but prepared to face the unknown. #PlaywrightPlug
  • Eugene O'Neill Theater Center:
    12 May. 2017
    It is the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center's pleasure to recommend Kari Bentley-Quinn and their play The Ocean Thought Nothing as a finalist for our 2014 National Playwrights Conference. The play rose through a competitive, anonymous, multileveled selection process that took nearly nine months to execute. As one finalist out of hundreds of submissions, the strength of this play’s writing has allowed this work to prosper in such a competitive selection process.

Development History

  • Reading
    ,
    Team Awesome Robot - That True Reading Series
    ,
    2017
  • Reading
    ,
    Abrams Artists Agency
    ,
    2014

Production History

  • Workshop
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    Goldfish Memory Productions
    ,
    2018

Awards

Finalist
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CSC Women Playwrights Series
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Centenary Stage Company
,
2016
Finalist
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O'Neill National Playwrights Conference
,
2014