Webster's Bitch (Full-Length)

FULL LENGTH: When their Editor-in-Chief gets caught using some unexpected 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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  • Faith de Savigné:
    31 May. 2022
    I am grateful to Webster’s Bitch for introducing me to the work of lexicographers as they try to modernize their profession while still being stuck in the everyday work place struggles of seeking proper pay and notice. Fun and fast-paced, it shows how easy it is for words to get out of hand in our over-connected world of communication.
  • Nick Malakhow:
    30 Sep. 2021
    A spectacular, witty, fast-moving, and incisive play about language, gender, the wage gap, and the big-little battles of everyday office life. Gwen is such a fully fleshed out character with an incredibly dynamic journey--and every other character in this wonderful ensemble piece is just as human and rounded as well. The propulsive movement of the play never lets up as well and Bircher balances tension and comedy wonderfully. I'd love to see this fully realized onstage!
  • 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!

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