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

Recommended by

  • Allison Winsby:
    9 Dec. 2020
    This play keeps you on the edge of your seat! From the flashbacks with the memories to the symbolism of the birds, this play is so powerful. It really makes you wonder why people do the things they do.
  • Ryan Haywood:
    9 Dec. 2020
    I loved this play! Carabatsos takes one sentence, and creates a masterpiece with it. This show has you thinking and questioning everything, and everyone the entire way through!
  • Finn Juliano:
    8 Dec. 2020
    I love the feeling of this play. Everything is so surreal. It feels like I'm in a dream, exploring an old childhood home. The use of flashbacks is powerful and emotional. This whole play feels separate from time and space!

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

  • University
    ,
    SUNY Geneseo
    ,
    2021
  • University
    ,
    Columbia College
    ,
    2020
  • Professional
    ,
    Patchwork Theatre Audio Series
    ,
    2020
  • 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