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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  • Cameron Houg:
    8 Oct. 2018
    RIPPED dives deep into conversations of consent in a difficult way, much the way people everywhere are having these conversations today. Bublitz really makes me feel for Lucy, doing an incredible job of making the audience understand her struggles with abusive partners, and why it's hard for her to piece things together. Beautiful play, I hope especially that colleges take notice of it and its message.
  • Rachel Bykowski:
    21 Sep. 2018
    My heart ACHES for Lucy. Bublitz dives unapologetically heart first into the discussion of consent and rips (sorry for the pun) all the “well meaning” “not all men” “he said she said” arguments to shreds. Especially now, this play needs to be read, taught, inhaled
  • Avery Sharpe:
    17 Sep. 2018
    This play is absolutely wonderful! I had the pleasure of seeing a reading, and I was thoroughly captivated by the incredible amount of heart it had. The dialogue is gritty, moving, and grounded. The non-linear storytelling is invigorating and clear. The nuances of every point of view is captured with perfectly balanced depth and honesty. It is a necessary story and one that is beautifully told! Do yourself a favor and read it!

Development History

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