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
An officer responding to a domestic violence call tries to explain to the victim how to get free of her abuser, while the victim shows the officer how were are all more trapped than
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.