Author Emily Bice
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan


Time: Contemporary                                

Situation: Arielle is trapped in Purgatory, a place devoid of emotion or feeling, with her partner Charlie. As Arielle experiences an awakening, she must fight her way out by embracing the unknown and accepting that she doesn't know what will happen after she leaves Purgatory. It is a timeless space, a single room, everything is grey and bland.

Subject Matter: Depression, Death, War, Identity, Acceptance, Denial, Religion

Note from Playwright: I wrote this place to represent the depression and grief in a literal sense - Purgatory, a land devoid of feeling or emotion. I wanted to externalize the struggle to break out of this void.


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  • Source
    One-Act Play, Full-Length Play
  • Character Age
    Adult 20-30
  • Character Gender Ident./Sexual Orient.
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  • Genre
    Drama, Mystery, Fantasy, Tragedy
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    2 min +
  • Writer Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation
  • Writer Ethnicity
    Jewish, White
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