“I will not embellish and I will not romanticize. Frankly, this is simply not a story of romance—it is a story of love. And the two haven’t a thing to do with each other.”
Phoenix Theatre Playwriting Competition
City Attic Theatre Playwriting Competition
Parens. is the story of Brook and William, a wife and husband, the impressionable student and the lover of language, who now speak only through voice recorders, their lives encoded in battles over grammatical minutia.
It is also the story of Eloquence and Bill, the two children who ferry these messages back and forth, always bouncing from one parent to the other, struggling to find their place in a fractured family.
Weaving forward and back through three pivotal days, Parens. reveals a chain of events that will force Brook and William to finally confront each other, and either reconcile or destroy their family forever.