RAVENOUS - Ugly - Adri

Los Angeles, California


Adri’s come home for her gun and Cian just wants to be left alone. And both of them know that without a gun they surely will die. Set in Post-World War II Italy, RAVENOUS examines what it means to be hungry and what we will do to become satisfied.


Time: Now, More or Less                           


Regarding ADRI, it is the spring in her lungs and the strength in her jaw that makes you invite her in. Young, but not too young. Almost. At the bottom of a ravine Where the birds make you forget you once heard bombs. A cabin in the woods, both inside and out. After a day in the town, ADRI returns back to CIAN, her head forcibly shaven by the townsfolk and she confronts him about what it is they told her.

Subject Matter: War, Hunger, Desperation, Trust, Fear

Note from Playwright: This play takes place loosely around events of a post-WWII Italy. That said, wars happen many, many places. This story could take place there, too. Regardless of place, the playwright strongly advocates for prioritizing a diverse stage over a historically accurate one. This play is not about historical accuracy. This play is about being human and about being hungry.

Supplemental Information: In 2019, RAVENOUS was a Finalist at The O’Neil, a Semi-Finalist for the Princess Grace Award and the Bay Area Playwrights’ Festival. It also received a Staged Reading at Kitchen Dog’s New Works Festival in Dallas.

To read the full script of RAVENOUS, visit Daria’s New Play Exchange page.


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  • Source
    Full-Length Play
  • Character Age
    Teen (16-18), Young Adult (18-21), Adult 20-30
  • Character Gender Ident./Sexual Orient.
  • Character Ethnicity
  • Genre
    Adventure, Drama, Historical Drama, Docudrama
  • Period
    Pre-Contemporary, Contemporary
  • Length
    1 min or less
  • Writer Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation
    Female, LGBTPQQIA/Non-Binary
  • Writer Ethnicity
    Asian/Asian American, White, European, Multiracial
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