Rachel Bublitz


September New Play Exchange Recommendation

October 1, 2019

Last month I was kept pretty busy with teaching, writing/rewriting FUNNY, LIKE AN ABORTION, speaking in three different University of Utah theatre classes, opening RIPPED at Good Company Theatre, submissions, and living life in general (which is mostly shuttling my kids to/from school and/or swimming).

All of this to say…. I was not very active on New Play Exchange. However, I did manage to write one for Claire Rice‘s historical play THE EFFECT OF ULTRAVIOLET LIGHT, about Roger Arliner Young, the first African American woman to receive a doctorate degree in zoology in the United States. Here's my recommendation:

"Poetic and visceral. I love historical work that feels urgent and immediate, and Rice achieves this with this play. The script also is a gift to designers, Rice leaves space for so much creativity and collaboration in developing the world and the control loss experienced by Roger Arliner Young. Read it!!!”

Hoping to read/see more plays this October, fingers crossed I can make that happen! In the meantime, go and check out Claire Rice's work on the New Play Exchange! She has comedies, horrors, horror comedies, physiological thrillers, and more! AND, if you're in the Bay Area, be sure to check out her play LET'S KILL JESSICA, which just opened with Awesome Theatre, playing at PianoFight in San Francisco on Thursday nights.

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