We never post calls for submissions that require a submission fee. Learn more here.

Monday, January 9, 2017

Women in the Age of Trump: BARBED WIRE MINUTE

BARBED WIRE MINUTE by Krista Knight is a semi-finalist for NYCPlaywrights project "Women in the Age of Trump."

KRISTA KNIGHT is currently attending The Juilliard School Lila Acheson Wallace American Playwrights Program.
Her work includes PRIMAL PLAY (New Georges, Playwrights Center of MN), SALAMANDER LEVIATHAN (Joe's Pub at the Public Theater, Ars Nova, Fingerlakes Musical Theatre Festival, Inkwell, KCACTF Musical Theatre Award from the Kennedy Center), CLEMENTINE AND THE CYBER DUCKS (The Assembly, Hangar Theatre, Inkwell), PHANTOM BAND (The Claque, Walden Theatre, Voice and Vision, Dixon Place), ANAEROBIC RESPIRATION (Playwrights Center of SF, NYC Fringe Festival), and UN-HINGED (Wily West, Playhouse Creatures, WordBRIDGE), among others. 

Web site: www.KristaKnight.com.

Thanks to Krista Knight for allowing NYCPlaywrights to publish this excerpt from her play BARBED WIRE MINUTE.
(A half submerged store room near the border between Arizona and Sonora, Mexico. Dusk. Shadows and sporadic light. Voices in the darkness.) 
   HAILEY 
Who do you love more? Me or Jesus? 
   GEORGIA 
Jesus. 
(Lights up. HAILEY and her mother GEORGIA kneel on the grass beside the store room, each holding a pump-action shotgun.) 
   HAILEY 
Why? 
   GEORGIA 
He gave me you. 
   HAILEY 
That’s not an answer. Love me more! 
   GEORGIA 
OK. 
   HAILEY 
You’re not. 
   GEORGIA 
That’s right. 
   HAILEY 
What’s he done? 
   GEORGIA 
He gave me you. 
   HAILEY 
Stop saying that! 
   GEORGIA 
OK. 
   HAILEY 
What about dad? 
   GEORGIA 
Jesus tests me too. 
   HAILEY 
He punished you. 
   GEORGIA 
He didn’t punish me. He tested me. 
   HAILEY 
If you love Jesus, he shouldn’t have made Dad lose his job. You shouldn’t hurt people who love you. The Bible must say that somewhere. 
   GEORGIA 
It’s OK if you don’t believe in him. 
   HAILEY 
I believe in him, I just don’t agree with him. Teachers test you. The DMV tests you! 
   GEORGIA 
And so does Jesus. 
   HAILEY 
I thought you prayed. 
   GEORGIA 
I did. 
   HAILEY 
He’s not listening. 
   GEORGIA 
I think he is. 
    HAILEY
Then he’s cruel. And I’ll shoot him if he comes around again.

Blog Archive