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FULL LENGTH: Lucy, a freshman in college, is torn between her excitement about the new people in her life and having to leave her old life and loves behind. As she struggles to find a balance between the new and the old, a sexual encounter leaves her confused and concerned that she may have been a victim of rape. The play moves back and forth through time and space as Lucy tries to piece together the unraveling...
FULL LENGTH: Lucy, a freshman in college, is torn between her excitement about the new people in her life and having to leave her old life and loves behind. As she struggles to find a balance between the new and the old, a sexual encounter leaves her confused and concerned that she may have been a victim of rape. The play moves back and forth through time and space as Lucy tries to piece together the unraveling interactions between herself and the two young men she’s torn between, illuminating the events behind her uncertainty and sparking questions regarding consent.
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  • Jennifer O'Grady:
    9 Feb. 2019
    Marvelously complex, incredibly real-feeling play about rape culture and consent that dives fearlessly and utterly successfully into the gray areas. Would love to see this produced.
  • LaDarrion Williams:
    24 Nov. 2018
    Haunting and vivacious play that could be a tool on the lessons of rape culture and assault. Also, it is a great play for men to read as well.
  • James Fleming:
    23 Oct. 2018
    An absolutely breathtaking play that digs deep into the hard conversations around consent, sexual assault, and rape culture. It keeps you on the edge of your seat and is deeply empathetic to all its characters while never letting the perpetrators off the hook. This play needs to be produced right now! Read it, teach it, produce it.

Character Information

  • Lucy
    18,
    Any
    ,
    Female
    Freshman at UC Berkeley.
  • Jared
    19 or 20,
    Any
    ,
    Male
    Sophomore at UC Berkeley.
  • Bradley
    18 or 19,
    Any
    ,
    Male
    Lucy’s high school boyfriend.

Development History

Production History

  • Professional
    ,
    Good Company Theatre
    ,
    2019
  • University
    ,
    Case Western Reserve University
    ,
    2018

Awards

Winner
,
Detroit New Works Festival
,
Outvisible Theatre Company
,
2018
Finalist
,
Award of Excellence in Playwriting
,
Association for Theatre in Higher Education
,
2017