Under the One-Time Sky
By Susan Jennifer Polese
Under swaying trees, two childhood friends careen into a past that has long been preserved in a tiny backyard. One has traveled the world. One has never left this town. Together, they will learn something today: How long can a moment stay with you? It may be just as long as you hide from it.
Under the One-Time Sky was selected as a finalist for "Best Play" in the 4th Annual Aery Theatre Company 20/20 One-Act Competition.
ON UNDER THE ONE-TIME SKY:
"Susan Jennifer Polese asks us to consider what responsibility memory plays in the border between childhood innocence and adulthood. Is saving a living being arbitrary? Perhaps by revisiting the trauma together we finally cast light?
— Catherine Filloux, an award-winning playwright who has been writing about human rights and social justice for over twenty years
Suicide by Wife
by Susan Jennifer Polese
A cop enters a house he’s never been in and is met by a woman he doesn’t know. Struggle has happened here, terrible events happened here. He has a job to do. She is trying to survive. A familiarity builds between the two and is shaped forever by her husband's arrival.
The play has been nominated for Planet Connections Festivity awards in these categories: Outstanding Production of a Staged Reading, Outstanding Playwriting of a Staged Reading, Outstanding Actress in a Staged Reading. Neil Pritchard won for Outstanding Actor in a Staged Reading.
Suicide by Wife has had a full production in Glass Ceiling Breakers: A Festival of Women Playwrights. The play is being used as a teaching tool to aid the public in understanding the complex issue of interpersonal violence.
ON suicide by Wife:
“Deeply disturbing and profound. Susan Jennifer Polese writes with unexpected witty humor, creating skilled dialogue, clear believability and theatricality. This important two-hander needs to be heard.”
— Catherine Filloux, an award-winning playwright who has been writing about human rights and social justice for over twenty years.