SPF 12: One Act Plays – 8.1
A night of five one act plays.
Directed by Abigail Deser
When Jacob, a newly assigned census taker, makes a home visit to Gloria and attempts to get clear answers to the standard questions on the government form he’s been issued, Jacob discovers that the objective facts he’s seeking are not always so, as Gloria peels back the layers and confronts him with a different reality. That she is Black and he is white complicates their encounter in unexpected and mysterious ways.
Directed by Inger Tudor
After three thousand years as the reviled monster with snakes on her head, Medusa persuades Athena that it’s time for a re-evaluation. A play in verse for a new universe.
Directed by Oran Zegman
Creative Consultant – Fazeelat Aslam
Ahmad is the groundskeeper at a cemetery in Afghanistan. When a local mother visits the cemetery, she befriends Ahmad and unearths a troubling secret that unites them both.
Directed by Darryl Johnson
An innocent question posed at the start of a family dinner leads to a variety of unexpected conversations, confessions and one or two life-changing decisions. Also, there are brussels sprouts.
Directed by Tracey Silver
Tells the story of two New York women arguing and grieving and recovering from the pandemic. Their clash raises sparks, conjures magic and comedy, and perhaps suggests a way forward in these fraught times.