Merit is a Ruby Prize winning comedic drama about isolation, academia and sex. Set in rural Vermont, this two-act play follows Mona, the only student of color (and Southerner) in her prestigious graduate fiction program. When she befriends distinguished professor Doctor Sive—a demanding divorcee with fatigued sex appeal—the two are called to strike a balance between curiosity and propriety, desire and professionalism. Hilarity and ferocity ensue. With roles for 3 women and 3 men.

Merit staged reading rehearsal, The New Black Fest at the Lark Play Development Center. March, 2016.


award & honors

The List 2016 (The Kilroys)

2012 Ruby Prize


related articles

  1. The Lark Blog

  2. The Boston Globe


staged readings

March 16, 2016 New York, NY

The New Black Fest at the Lark Play Development Center


January 30, 2014 Boston, MA

Huntington Theatre Company Breaking Ground Festival of New Works


December 3, 2012 Ann Arbor, MI

Performance Network Theatre Fireside Festival of New Work


January 4-7, 2012 New Orleans, LA

Southern Rep New Play Bacchanal


August 28, 2010 New York, NY

Hedgebrook Women Playwrights Festival in collaboration with

the Tisch Graduate School of Acting at NYU


excerpt readings

November 19, 2010 Amherst, MA

Voices of Revolution at UMass Amherst, featuring Amiri Baraka, Ed Bullins, Sonia Sanchez, Lydia Diamond, Kirsten Greenridge and Lenelle Moïse


May 16, 2010 Langley, WA

Hedgebrook Women Playwrights Festival at the Whidbey Island Center for the Arts, featuring Danai Gurira, Sherry Kramer, Sarah Treem and Lenelle Moïse


May 17, 2010 Seattle, WA

Hedgebrook Women Playwrights Festival at A Contemporary Theatre (ACT), featuring Danai Gurira, Sherry Kramer, Sarah Treem and Lenelle Moïse

 


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