Q – any age, gender, or race
Z – any age, gender, or race
Joni – female, 90, but looks ten to fifteen years younger. Very conscious of her appearance
Deborah – 59, female. The mother.
Jerry – early sixties, male. The father.
Courtney – late twenties, female. The oldest sibling.
C.J. – mid-twenties, male. The middle sibling.
Dylan – early twenties, transgender, male identifying. The youngest sibling.
TERRY – male or female, 55-75. A classical violinist.
ESSENTIALS was written for The One-Minute Play Festival, Coronavirus Play Project, and performed via Zoom by students in the Macalester College theatre department, St. Paul, MN in 2020
VIVA was written for the Covid Monologues project and performed by Breath of Fire Latina Theater Ensemble, Santa Ana, CA, online in 2021.
RECIPE was first performed online by Theatre Three, Port Jefferson, NY (via YouTube) in 2020. Subsequent productions by Kentwood Players, Los Angeles, CA (via YouTube), 2020 West Valley Playhouse, Los Angeles. CA (via Zoom), 2020 Winding Road Theatre, Tucson, AZ (via YouTube), 2021
“A beautiful play — very honest and very real . . . RECIPE was one of the most important (and beautifully written) of all the pieces in the series.” — Jeffrey Sanzel, Executive Artistic Director, Theatre Three Productions
If performed together approximately 40 minutes
Preview available here