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Winner: Outvisible Theatre's Detroit New Works Festival, 2018

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...
Winner: Outvisible Theatre's Detroit New Works Festival, 2018

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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  • Emma Goldman-Sherman:
    20 Apr. 2018
    What a great job Bublitz does to keep us all on the edge of our seats! I love the structure and how time moves. I love how she takes us from college to home and the ex-boyfriend, creating such a wrenching experience of that time before we're grown but already flown - a very unsettling work of art.
  • Emily Hageman:
    3 Apr. 2018
    This play absolutely destroyed me. We follow Lucy, one of the sweetest and most relatable protagonists I've read in recent memory, as she tries to piece together a terrible night that never should have happened. I hate the male characters in the play, but I know them. That's what makes this play so incredibly powerful. With sparkling dialogue, aching subtext, and careful precision, Bublitz opens up the dialogue about rape and all the gray--and the black and white--that come with it. This play must be seen immediately.
  • Claudia Haas:
    2 Apr. 2018
    The play kept me as off-balance as Lucy is during most of it. Was there consent? You don't know until the very end and then it rips you. Moving back and forth in time, we are in Lucy's journey as she struggles to remember what she doesn't remember. I'd love to see this play in high schools as young people grapple with, "What is consent?" "What is date rape?" At the very least, if this play was featured on college campuses across the country, there could be very meaningful discussion which could help the tide of this rising crime.

Development History

Production History

  • Professional
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    Outvisible Theatre Company
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    2019

Awards

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