We Will Not Describe the Conversation

Inspired by a missing scene in Crime and Punishment, We Will Not Describe the Conversation follows a massage therapist whose latest client has arrived with the news that her estranged brother has committed a heinous crime--killing an elderly woman with an axe--and is nowhere to be found. The women try to piece together how this happened, while also uncovering their own dark desires and the fear that they will one day turn out like him.
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We Will Not Describe the Conversation

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  • Emma Goldman-Sherman:
    11 May. 2018
    What a wonderful play - from a sentence written by Dostoyevsky, Carabatsos makes a whole new piece, and it sings! I love the words and the birds. Fascinating and filled with so much dramatic tension, great moments - the destroying and rebuilding of lives - a memorable play!
  • Sharai Bohannon:
    10 May. 2018
    This is a very powerful play that haunts the reader. I also love that two women drive the action of this piece as Carabatsos leads us somewhere near a resolution. I would love to see this produced!
  • Kristin Rowles:
    19 Mar. 2018
    I am a Director and Actress in Los Angeles. I was chosen to direct WE WILL NOT DESCRIBE THE CONVERSATION at the 2018 Acting Out Ink Fest. I can not begin to describe the complexities and depth of this play. It is fantastic. My cast of 3 tremendous actors loved the play so much - they dove in and had amazing material to sink into. I was also lucky enough to meet Ms. Carabatos who flew out to from NYC to see the show. She is lovely. Read this play. So great!

Character Information

  • DANI
    Is a massage therapist because she likes having peoples’ necks in her hands, and she likes that she chooses not to hurt them.
  • SONYA
    Has something heavy in her bag, but it doesn’t weigh her down. It makes her feel strong.

  • ROSS
    Latches onto ideas that he thinks explain why he is the way he is and justify his desires.

Development History

  • Reading
    ,
    Bechdel Group
    ,
    2018
  • Reading
    ,
    Storycrafter Studio
    ,
    2018
  • Reading
    ,
    Red Theater
    ,
    2018
  • Reading
    ,
    Massasoit Community College
    ,
    2017
  • Reading
    ,
    Bechdel Group
    ,
    2017
  • Reading
    ,
    Great Plains Theatre Conference
    ,
    2016
  • Reading
    ,
    Last Frontier Theatre Conference
    ,
    2016
  • Reading
    ,
    Midtown Direct Rep
    ,
    2016

Production History

  • High School
    ,
    Appomattox Regional Governor's School for the Arts and Technology
    ,
    2019
  • Fringe
    ,
    2cents Theatre INK Fest
    ,
    2018
  • Community Theater
    ,
    Stages Theatre
    ,
    2018

Awards

Finalist
,
Theatre Botanicum Seedlings
,
2019
Runner Up
,
Best Play
,
2cents Theater INK Fest
,
2018
Semi-Finalist
,
Gulfshore Playhouse New Works Festival
,
2018
Winner
,
Harold and Mimi Steinberg National Student Playwriting Award
,
Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival
,
2016
Finalist
,
Ingram New Works Lab
,
2016