Pre-War

Published in STAGE IT 3: TWENTY TEN-MINUTE PLAYS

(10 Min) Traumatized by a recent loss, Elena finds it hard to leave her NYC apartment, until she meets Clara, her older Czechoslovakian neighbor, and the women discover they have more in common than they realized.
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Pre-War

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  • Mark V Jones:
    15 Nov. 2019
    Very warm, touching story about two women 31 and 79 respectively who have dealt with loss. The younger of the two is still coming to terms with her grief. The simplistically of the older woman’s words and wisdom really helps with the pacing of this heart tugging story. I loved it!
  • Cheryl Bear:
    2 Jul. 2019
    How I love, the human shared experience and commonality brought to life with sheer beauty. Life is so much better when we're in this together. Fantastic work!
  • Cameron Houg:
    9 May. 2019
    A short but sweet play about grief, sorrow, and the importance of going on when all seems lost. These characters are filled with a depth that can hardly be contained in a few short pages. Great work!

Character Information

  • Elena
    31
  • Clara
    79,
    Czechoslovakian.

Development History

  • Reading
    ,
    Plays for Us Series, The Actors Center
    ,
    2020
  • Reading
    ,
    She Plays, 29th Street Playwrights Collective
    ,
    2019
  • Reading
    ,
    In Her Name, 13th Street Repertory Theatre
    ,
    2016

Production History

  • Professional
    ,
    Stage It! Ten-Minute Play Festival
    ,
    2019

Awards

Honorable Mention
,
Playwrights' CageMatch
,
Town Hall Theatre
,
2019
Selection
,
Publication--Stage It 3: Twenty Ten-Minute Plays
,
Bonita Springs Center for the Arts
,
2019
Winner
,
Stage It! Ten-Minute Play Contest
,
Bonita Springs Center for the Arts
,
2019