Play: Ugly Lies the Bone
Synopsis: Female soldier Jess returns from war severely burned only to find her Floridian hometown in a state of decay. With the use of virtual reality video game therapy, she desperately tries to restore her relationships, home, and all that was lost.
Cast Breakdown: 3 F, 2 M
Jess - early 30's severely distorted by third degree burns, uses a walker quick-witted, intelligent, tough trying to have strength in her body, vulnerability in her life
Kacie - Jess' older sister by a few years was probably beautiful once sweet, trying hard for positivity
Stevie - early 30's an inviting smile that makes you want to live in it life just keeps happening to him
Kelvin - older than Kacie too comfortable in his own skin
Voice/Their Mom - 60's passionate, powerful, maternal casting preference should be given to someone with a strong vocal quality
*Cast can be any race and should hopefully reflect some diversity in this world.
Set/Costume Requirements: In an ideal world, I imagine a slice of living room with a roof above, the convenience store counter, and a separate light for the "therapy" scenes. I think it is more important to achieve the claustrophobic-Floridian-realism for the "reality" scenes, rather than any concept having to do with virtual/video games. The home should be covered in pictures of the past so that the past is quite literally inescapable. Jess is covered in third degree burns.
Playwright Website: www.lindseyferrentino.com
Link to the Roundabout production information: http://www.roundabouttheatre.org/Shows-Events/Ugly-Lies-The-Bone.aspx
Bio: Lindsey Ferrentino is a New York based playwright originally from the sunny state of Florida where many of her plays are set. She recently received the 2015 emerging writer's commission from South Coast Repertory. Lindsey was a 2014 Kendeda playwright with The Alliance Theater.
Her work has been developed/performed at Atlantic Theater Company, Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, New York Theatre Workshop, Playwrights Horizons, 3LD Art and Technology Center, Manhattan Repertory Theater, and The Marilyn Monroe Theater in New York. Her work has been seen regionally at The Kennedy Center in DC, The Alliance Theater in Georgia, The Blank Theater in LA, and The Institute of Contemporary Arts in London. Ferrentino is a recipient of the Edward Albee Playwriting Fellowship and Residency as well as The Blue Ridge Summer Theater Festival’s Playwriting Fellowship. Her short stories have been published in New York Magazine and Aaduna Literary Magazine. She holds a BFA from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, an MFA in playwriting from Hunter College, and is currently pursuing a second master's degree in playwriting at The Yale School of Drama.