10 minute play. Mel, an irascible lesbian woman, needs to answer 4 security questions to change her password so she can check into the flight that will take her to meet her first grandchild. A technophobe who is grieving the death of her partner, Mel would rather get caught up in the memories that the questions provoke than risk losing them to the forward march of time.
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  • Cheryl Bear:
    28 Jun. 2020
    A beautifully done play about moving forward while struggling to hold on to the love we've lost. Well done.
  • Sharai Bohannon:
    12 Sep. 2018
    This is an adorable and sad situation. Thomas' voice comes across very clearly as we watch Mel navigate life after Miriam and adjust to the digital age. This would be an awesome addition to a festival or an anthology. I'm also a fan of this inter-generational relationship and a more realistic family than we typically see on stage.
  • Asher Wyndham:
    22 Feb. 2018
    MIRIAM1234 is an endearing short play on mourning and the difficulty of moving on without that special someone. It's also really funny in capturing a parent's difficulty with technology. It also captures a character rarely seen on the Queer stage: the senior. Has your theatre brought to stage the senior experience in the LGBTQI community? If not, seriously consider this play.

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City Theatre National Award for Short Playwriting