Ripped

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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  • Sarah King:
    16 Apr. 2019
    This is such a fantastic play in that it tackles a serious subject matter realistically while also having comedy sprinkled throughout that adds lightness to the overall dark tone while also adding to the characters' depth. Highly recommend!
  • Jessi Pitts:
    11 Apr. 2019
    Every second of this play provides new information, and creates a masterfully crafted study on how messy, difficult, and confusing these matters can be. It's heartbreaking to watch Lucy experience mistakes of her own doing and mistakes that are out of her hands. A thoughtful piece on rape culture that left me squirming with discomfort; which I have a feeling is exactly what is intended
  • Nick Malakhow:
    6 Apr. 2019
    I just loved how this was structured. Up until the very end, we're discovering new information that adds layer upon layer to the characters and circumstances! Loved the use of the dress and its condition as a way of telling time and making sense of the chronology. The hazy and irregular transitions in time echo the irregularity Lucy piecing together the events. All in all, a really thoughtful and complex exploration of an extraordinarily difficult topic.

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