2019 finalist for the Fratti-Newman Political Play Award.
Sheltered unfolds over a single day in Denver, combining choral interludes with the story of a strained mother-daughter relationship. Actors in the Chorus shift between identities including homeless women, police officers, and service providers. Martha, a volunteer at a shelter, must face her own anxieties about home and family, as she tries to help her addicted mother, Helen. She and the audience will learn that not everyone wants to go home.
Minimum 6 W, varied ages, ethnicities, gender identification.
The play can be performed by a large group of a dozen actors or more.
Set against the background of anti-Semitic terrorist attacks in Paris, The Liberation asks how far women have come from the sexual double standards of the past. Marianne has lost her position as History Professor at a prestigious university, after a trumped up sex scandal, and has moved to Paris to reinvent herself. When she reconnects with her lover from graduate school, over twenty years ago, she will have to question who she is, what she has done, and where she wants to go.
W fifties, W twenties, M fifties, M twenties
“Letters Home,” Denver Center for the Performing Arts, Off-Center and Denver Public Library
- Note to Self
- The Wine Snob
- The Man Who Wanted Art
- Beginning with S
- Other People’s Stories
- Homing – listen
Several of these scripts are available on the New Play Exchange.