Fridge

Audience-choice award in KIT's International Women in Comedy Festival and other productions
Published in THE BEST TEN-MINUTE PLAYS 2021 (Smith and Kraus)

(10 Min) A woman and her fridge. A play about failure and acceptance.
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Fridge

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  • Andrew Martineau:
    18 May. 2024
    This is everything a ten-minute should be: theatrical, witty and metaphorical. This fridge, for me, is a metaphor for the high cost of a relationship you feel comfortable with but are not sure is worth the emotional investment. Then you have the people on the outside of the relationship just making everything worse. I love the fridge’s affirmation that it can make it after all. Wonderfully inventive and heartwarming!
  • Paul Donnelly:
    27 Apr. 2024
    A lovely metaphor for making a relationship work with an imperfect partner. Plenty of humor fills these pages as the woman's frustration is explored. The resolution models acceptance and is highly satisfying.
  • Morey Norkin:
    7 Apr. 2024
    So many life lessons to be learned from this delightful tale of a refrigerator in need of repair. The frustration of the woman who owns the fridge is something we’ve all either directed at someone who wasn’t meeting expectations or had directed at us for the same reason. But for refrigerators and humans, no matter how hard we try, some things are beyond our control. Clearly, this play speaks to something we can all relate to. Excellent!

Character Information

  • FRIDGE
    A fridge.
  • WOMAN
  • REPAIRPERSON 1
  • REPAIRPERSON 2

Development History

  • Reading
    ,
    Caravan Productions (U.K.)
    ,
    2021
  • Reading
    ,
    The Social Distancing Short Play Festival (FL)
    ,
    2020
  • Reading
    ,
    Fractured Time Productions (U.K.)
    ,
    2020
  • Reading
    ,
    Lucido Sottile Festival (Italy)
    ,
    2020
  • Reading
    ,
    WineBox Players
    ,
    2020

Production History

  • High School
    ,
    St. Aloysius College (Adelaide, Australia)
    ,
    2024
  • High School
    ,
    Bigelow Middle School (MA)
    ,
    2024
  • University
    ,
    Fairleigh Dickinson University Players (NJ)
    ,
    2023
  • University
    ,
    Glendale Community College (CA)
    ,
    2023
  • University
    ,
    Emporia State University Theatre (KS)
    ,
    2022
  • Community Theater
    ,
    Student Production, Abrons Art Center (NYC)
    ,
    2022
  • Community Theater
    ,
    Barn Community Center (NH)
    ,
    2022
  • University
    ,
    Northland Pioneer College (AZ)
    ,
    2021
  • Professional
    ,
    Short+Sweet Perth (Australia)
    ,
    2021
  • Professional
    ,
    PlayZoomers
    ,
    2021
  • High School
    ,
    Marine City High School (MI)
    ,
    2021
  • Professional
    ,
    Kairos Italy Theater (NYC)
    ,
    2020
  • Professional
    ,
    Theatre Three Off-Stage/On-Line Series (NY)
    ,
    2020

Awards

Shortlist
,
Short + Sweet Dubai
,
2022
Shortlist
,
Short + Sweet Sydney
,
2022
Selection
,
Short + Sweet Perth (W. Australia)
,
2021
Shortlist
,
Short + Sweet Dubai
,
2021
Publication--THE BEST 10-MINUTE PLAYS 2021
,
Smith and Kraus
,
2021
Shortlist
,
Short + Sweet Sydney
,
2021
Audience Choice
,
2nd Place
,
Kairos Italy Theater Women in Comedy Festival
,
2020