TRUDY TRIES TO SAY I LOVE YOU BUT RUNS OUT OF BREATH

10 min: 1F 1M

synopsis:

Trudy has been practicing how to kiss with trash bags. Falling in love is, after all, a practice, at least to Trudy, who nervously prepares for the future meeting with the love of her life. When a Janitor interrupts her kissing ritual, Trudy realizes she finally has the chance to trade in her plastic for the real thing. A play that explores how the practice of love fills us up.

casting:
Trudy - Female, Adult
The Janitor - Male, Adult
history:
2020: St. Paul's Episcopal Church | Short Play Festival | Staged Reading
2018: The Secret Theatre |  LIC One Act Festival | Selection
2017: University of Connecticut | Staged Reading 

REVIEWS

“ I really loved reading this short play. These characters are true oddballs in a bizarre scenario but there is so much truth in it. Love the imagery being painted with all the trash bags and description of the location. The playwright has a gift for lulling audiences into false comfort and throwing wacky curveballs at them. ”
- Shaun Leisher || Literary Manager of Emerge Theatre Company, Literary Manager of RE: Theatre, Nominator for The Kilroys + 50 Playwright Project 
“ Trudy! This is such a charming piece, opening with a relatable, yet inventive monologue that would be a terrific showcase in itself for any woman, and then building to a duet between two likable, interesting characters. Hill's dialogue sparkles, the rhythm and pace of the piece so easy to read and digest. It's an example of how the 10-minute play form can be so complete, so satisfying.”
- Rachael Carnes || Playwright, Dramatists Guild of America Representative, Voting Member League of Professional Theatre Women, Coordinator of New Play Development for KDC Theatre, London
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