I just wanted to let you know that THE INCOMPLETE LIFE AND RANDOM DEATH OF MOLLY DENHOLTZ, a new full length drama, is now available via Playscripts. I workshopped this play last spring at Yorktown high school, the very school I graduated in [date omitted] and am very proud of it. The concept is pretty simple, the day of Molly Denholtz memorial, 16 students, some who knew her very well, some who didn’t know her at all, find themselves in discussions about death and how awkward and strange it is to talk about it. Working with a cast of young actors I was very touched and impressed with the cast and crew’s willingness to commit to the material, as well as the honest discussions we had during and after the production. So I’m very curious to see what you think of it. My hope is that it spurs a dialogue in the same way it did at Yorktown.
I’ve also uploaded 4 scenes and 6 monologues from the play which, as always, you are free to download and use for scene studies or auditions or whatever else! The link above and the poster below will take you directly to Playscripts if you’d like to read the whole play.
When somebody dies, what’s the right thing to say? What are you supposed to do? How are you supposed to feel? Nobody really knows the answers to these questions, and they hang in the air of a high school when a student dies suddenly in a car accident. As the memorial service approaches and rumors fill the hallways, everyone navigates how to grieve a girl they knew in very different ways: a now-distant elementary school friend struggles to write a meaningful eulogy; two exes tentatively share memories at an unexpected meeting; an acquaintance searches for the way to process some more complicated memories; and a girl who just lost her best friend is badgered by a barista on the wrong day.