good friday

The ricochet of bullets breaks the hush of academia’s ivory halls and four students and a teacher are trapped in a classroom. Attempts to remain calm are shattered by each new wave of terror and tension coils to the point of asphyxia. good friday tackles millennnial feminism and the intersection of gun violence and sexual violence.
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good friday

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  • Nick Malakhow:
    26 Jun. 2020
    A brilliant, unsettling, and truthful piece that draws powerful and incontrovertible connections between violence and toxic masculinity, complacency/complicity, and what happens to the rage and terror that is the result of such violence. This play is so impeccably structured, drawing you in with the fast-moving, human, and messy post-class conversation, and then completely subverting expectations and shaking up the world with the sudden introduction of physical and aural violence. The characters are vividly-rendered, dynamic, and singularly voiced. This should be a staple in college theater programs, read and unpacked by people of all genders different generations.
  • Rachel Bykowski:
    22 Jun. 2020
    Gripping play that tears down academia's pristine legacy to reveal its violent core decorated by the broken and busied bodies it tries to leave behind. Colón's ferociously vivid writing is the wake-up call we need.
  • Aeneas Sagar Hemphill:
    10 Mar. 2019
    This play is a revelation. Palpably tense, unflinching, and beautifully-written. It investigates politics and violence with depth and maturity, as thoughtful as it is provocative, as caring as it is confrontational. I still think about it all the time.

Development History

  • Workshop
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    Illinois Wesleyan University
    ,
    2016
  • Reading
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    Chicago Dramatists
    ,
    2015
  • Workshop
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    Stage Left Theater
    ,
    2015

Production History

  • Professional
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    Oracle Productions
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    2016