SPF 11: Inevitable
When a young data scientist meets the girl of his dreams at a party, he can’t help but predict the various routes their relationship will take. After running all of the numbers, he comes to the conclusion that their relationship will inevitably never work out. The question is: should he pursue her anyway? “Inevitable” explores each and every eventuality before coming to an unexpected – and unpredictable – conclusion.
“Inevitable” world premiered in Summer 2018 as part of “The Seven” short play festival at FUSION Theatre, where it won the Andaluz and Audience Awards for Best Play. Talkin’ Broadway reviewed the piece, describing it as “nothing less than a tour de force…pure magic.” The piece went on to be read and workshopped at Midwest Dramatists Conference. In 2020, “Inevitable” was selected for the Samuel French Off-Off Broadway Festival and will receive staged readings in anticipation of that competition.
Bethany Dickens’ works employ magical realism to tell authentic stories, and have been performed by organizations including Sundog Theatre in New York City, MadLab of Columbus, Ember Women’s Theatre, the Midwest Dramatists Conference, Emerald City Theatre, Funky Little Theatre Company, and as part of the Parragon Play Festival in Chicago. FUSION Theater of Albuquerque selected her short play, “Inevitable” as the 2018 Andaluz Award Winner and also received the Audience Choice Award. In 2020, “Inevitable” was also selected for the Samuel French Short Play festival. Her short play “American Love” won Best Script/Best Overall Show at the “Native Voices” festival of central Florida. Her first full-length play, Exit Wound, was a finalist for the Actors Guild of Parkersburg’s “Giving Voice” Initiative. In 2019, her play The Consciousness premiered at the Cincinnati Fringe Festival and went on to win “Best Full-Length Play” at the Tampa Bay Theatre Festival. In 2019-2020, her full-length, Dark, Dark, Dark, will receive a staged reading from Playwrights’ Round Table and be workshopped at the Mid-America Theatre Conference in Chicago. Her most recent full-length, Phyllis/Philomena, will receive a staged reading at Flexible Grey Theatre in the spring of 2020.
Member since 2019
Regional: “Spanish Prayer Book” at The Road Theater Company, “Our Lady of 121st Street” at VIctory Theatre, “Titus Andronicus” at Archway Theatre, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” at New American Theatre, “Fifth of July” at Art of Acting Studio, “The Merry Wives of Windsor” at St. Louis Shakespeare
TV: The Good Place, 2 Broke Girls, Shooter, 68 Whiskey, NCIS, Life In Pieces, MacGyver, Adam Ruins Everything
Film: Tales of Fear, Dear Low Life, Perry & Emile, The Pascal Sign
Training: Stella Adler Conservatory/Art of Acting Studio