The Tower (5 minute)

A beautiful Slovenian ex-model confronts her son's tutor and faces questions about her place in the world.
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The Tower (5 minute)

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  • Jennifer O'Grady:
    15 Mar. 2019
    Terrific two-hander--in just a few pages Burbano's characters, one of whom is famous, tell us so much, both by what they say and what they don't say, about their contrasting ideas of power and success. This play keeps unfolding after you stop reading it.
  • Steven G. Martin:
    13 Mar. 2019
    Burbano's short play examines what it means to be in power as opposed to being empowered. It is a terrific fictional character study about the private life of one of the most recognized women in the world. Burbano trusts the audience to come to its own conclusions about the characters and their motivations.
  • Claudia Haas:
    29 Apr. 2018
    Burbano covers a lot of ground in this short play. In the end, the battles of wills between two generations of women was riveting. Two sympathetic point of views caught me by surprise. And while Burbano certainly critiques many social ills, the characters remain nuanced and human. A wonderful exercise in "never assume," I found myself thinking about my own judgements. The play showcases our perceived reality versus a true, multi-dimensional one.

Production History

  • Professional
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    Artists Rise Up Los Angeles
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    2017