Linsey Watkins

Linsey Watkins

Linsey Watkins is a 21-year-old playwright/screenwriter from Tennessee, currently residing in Chattanooga, TN where she attends the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga working on her BA in theatre and creative writing.

Plays

  • Oh Righteous God And Sinful Me
    “Oh Righteous God And Sinful Me” (or, what it is code for: ORGASM) is a coming of age play set in an all-girls Catholic boarding school. The sex education for the students has been purely abstinence based and not involving any sort of information for why their bodies do what they do. When our protagonist, Evie, comes to this school mid-year, she learns about her new classmates ignorance surrounding their bodies...
    “Oh Righteous God And Sinful Me” (or, what it is code for: ORGASM) is a coming of age play set in an all-girls Catholic boarding school. The sex education for the students has been purely abstinence based and not involving any sort of information for why their bodies do what they do. When our protagonist, Evie, comes to this school mid-year, she learns about her new classmates ignorance surrounding their bodies when asking if anyone has a tampon she may borrow. Most all of the girls are interested in learning more about their sexuality, so Evie becomes their new guru in this sense, helping them find their clitoris and learn how to orgasm. Sister Mary Paul, the instructor we meet in this play, is displeased to say the least by the disruption to the school’s normal way of doing things that Evie has caused. Through the duration of the play many of the girls discover things about their sexuality that they had never before known, such as one of the characters finally discovering the fact she is gay while another learns she is extremely into BDSM. Drama ensues when one of the girls wants to take her newfound sexual knowledge and utilize it with a boy she met who goes to the all-boys Catholic school across the lawn. This play is a comedy with a very fun, very honest, sometimes dark sense of humor. The play is about sexual discovery and the normalization of female sexuality. It is meant to push boundaries and entertain while also provoking thought. As someone who attended Catholic school for all my years up until college, I think this play is fun, genuine, quirky, and necessary.