Lean In With Liz!

TEN MINUTE: A new mom fights with her 13 year-old self about going back to work or staying home longer with the new baby.
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Lean In With Liz!

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  • Zoe Jovanovich:
    4 Jul. 2019
    I was able to see a reading of this play a few years ago as part of the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, and to this day it remains one of my favorite ten-minute plays. An introspective piece about weeding out one's own desires vs. societal pressures as an adult. I know I'm not the only one who has had a conversation in the mirror with the little girl she once was, and Bublitz reassures us all that defiance takes on many forms.
  • Aleks Merilo:
    6 Mar. 2019
    A challenging and self-reflective look at feminism, sacrifice, and what it means to grow up. Rachel Bublitz writes a profound dialogue about the dichotomy of dreams, practicality, and where they strain to meet. Though humorous in nature, there is something very emotional about the prospect of a child evaluating themselves in their adulthood. Another thought provoking aspect is the challenge of the heroic aunt, who appears not to give an answer, but present the challenging question of what do you do when ideals become strained past their breaking point? Funny and touching, new parents can definitely relate to this one.
  • Sharai Bohannon:
    27 Jul. 2018
    I love that we get three very different views on feminism from three very different feministsin a smart and fun manner. I also love that it reminds people that a good part of feminism is the freedom of choice and being supported as you make the best choices for you.

Character Information

  • Elizabeth
    mid thirties,
    Any
    ,
    Female
    A new mom on maternity leave.
  • Liz
    thirteen,
    Any
    ,
    Female
    Elizabeth at the age of 13, ready to change the world.
  • Great Aunt Lizzy
    forties to sixties,
    Any
    ,
    Female
    From the late 1800’s, a suffragette. Has fantastic posture.

Development History

  • Reading
    ,
    Clamour Theatre Company
    ,
    2018
  • Reading
    ,
    Greenbrier Valley Theatre
    ,
    2017
  • Reading
    ,
    San Francisco State University: The Future Is Female
    ,
    2017
  • Reading
    ,
    Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Conference, Region Seven
    ,
    2016

Production History

  • High School
    ,
    Madison West High School
    ,
    2019
  • Professional
    ,
    Artistic Vibes
    ,
    2017
  • University
    ,
    Lewis-Clark State College
    ,
    2016
  • Professional
    ,
    Cutler Bay Community Theater
    ,
    2016

Awards

Semi-Finalist
,
Gary Garrison Ten Minute Play Award
,
Kennedy Center
,
2016