Webster's Bitch (Full-Length)

FULL LENGTH: When their Editor-in-Chief gets caught using some rather colorful profanity, the employees of Webster's Dictionary find themselves at the center of an internet uprising over gender and obscenity in the age of social media. As office politics collide with ambition, morality, and lexicography, the future of the English language hangs in the balance. A play about vulgar words and the people who define them.
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Webster's Bitch (Full-Length)

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  • Kate Busselle:
    28 Feb. 2021
    I am OBSESSED with this play. As a feminist word nerd, this play ticked all the boxes and tickled me to my core. Fantastic female characters. The dialogue is sharp, fast, and hilarious. Absolutely going on my must-direct bucket list!
  • Emma Goldman-Sherman:
    8 Nov. 2020
    More of what I loved in the short version of this play, now new and improved and still funny as all get-out!!! This play, and Bircher's attention to language in all of its variations, is highly enjoyable and should be produced repeatedly!
  • Pauline David-Sax:
    6 Nov. 2020
    I had the pleasure of viewing a reading of this play as part of Occupy The Stage 2020 (Women's Theatre Festival). A funny, thought-provoking and tightly paced play. Great deep-dive into the wacky world of dictionary writing, and a nuanced look at gender politics. Loved it!

Character Information

  • GWEN
    30s,
    Female
    A lexicographer at Webster's Dictionary.
  • ELLIE
    20s,
    Female
    Gwen's younger sister.
  • NICK
    30s,
    Male
    Another lexicographer.
  • JOYCE
    50s/60s,
    Female
    The Senior Editor.
  • FRANK
    50s/60s,
    Male
    The Editor-in-Chief.

Development History

Awards

Finalist
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Seven Devils Playwrights Conference
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2021