Persephone

Published in THE BEST NEW TEN-MINUTE PLAYS 2019 (Applause)

(10 Min) A modern riff on the myth of Persephone, forced to leave her family behind forever. This Persephone returns to give her small child an unusual gift--a new mom.
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Persephone

Recommended by

  • Elisabeth Giffin Speckman:
    25 Jun. 2021
    An astonishingly beautiful play. Moving, poetic, real, and raw, this play deserves production after production.
  • Natalia Lugo:
    2 Feb. 2021
    Utilizing Greek Mythology in plays can be so exciting to witness. The fourth wall is broken masterfully throughout your writing! I was never once bored when reading this piece because of how outside-the-box its concept could be when staged.
  • Jackson Castello:
    23 Dec. 2020
    This is such a beautiful piece. Do yourself a favor and read this play. The premise is creative and original, and the execution is flawless!

Character Information

  • Persephone
    30s.
    Deceased.
  • Laurence
    30s.
    Her husband.
  • Ellen
    30s.
    Her friend.
  • Jill
    60s.
    Her mother.

Development History

  • Reading
    ,
    Wine Box Players
    ,
    2020

Production History

  • Professional
    ,
    Spark Creative Works
    ,
    2021
  • University
    ,
    El Camino College
    ,
    2020
  • Professional
    ,
    Lowell Arts Theater
    ,
    2019
  • Professional
    ,
    Heartland Theatre Company
    ,
    2018

Awards

Publication, The Best New Ten-Minute Plays 2019
,
Applause Theater & Cinema Books
,
2019
Winner
,
Playbytes by Playwrights Ten-Minute Play Contest
,
Lowell Arts Theater
,
2019
Winner
,
The Ten Show Contest
,
The Hive Collaborative
,
2019
Winner
,
10-Minute Play Contest
,
Heartland Theatre Company
,
2018