Michelle Concha Herko and Adam LaFaci in  Under the One-Time Sky.

Michelle Concha Herko and Adam LaFaci in Under the One-Time Sky.

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.

PLAY HISTORY

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

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Michelle Concha Herko and Justin Jorell in rehearsal for Suicide by Wife as part of the Glass Ceiling Breakers: A Festival of Women Playwrights.

Michelle Concha Herko and Justin Jorell in rehearsal for Suicide by Wife as part of the Glass Ceiling Breakers: A Festival of Women Playwrights.

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.

PLAY HISTORY:

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.

Michelle Concha Herko and Justin Jorell star in Suicide by Wife.

Michelle Concha Herko and Justin Jorell star in Suicide by Wife.

 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.

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