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By Jordan Elizabeth Henry
Riley, who is living with PTSD, navigates the loss of her grandfather/father-figure, Dougie, while her older sister, Shae, imagines a new life for herself outside of her marriage. Dougie left a surprise for them in his will: a huge sum of money that they can only access if Riley chooses to live in his house for at least a year. Shae is desperate for the money, but Riley has serious reservations — all of which can be explained by a mysterious envelope that Riley urges Shae to open. But Shae is reluctant to be pulled into another of Riley’s “dramatic stunts.” As they clear out their childhood home, the sisters try to navigate each other’s needs and how to mend their fractured relationship.
Content Warnings: Adult language, sexual assault, substance use
Jordan Elizabeth Henry is a playwright and novelist currently living and writing in Cincinnati, Ohio with her hugely creative husband and her hugely boisterous cattle dog. Her plays have been developed by the William Inge New Play Incubator, Wordsmyth Theatre, Elephant Room Productions, The Bechdel Group, and New Normal Rep. You can read her work on the New Play Exchange and find out more about her current projects at www.JordanElizabethHenry.com.
Walking Shadow’s mission is to provide a virtual platform for playwrights to hear their in-development works read aloud. Playwrights receive interdisciplinary feedback from our company members to develop their work. We provide feedback from a panel of professionals in fields including writing, editing, playwriting, education, acting, directing, and technical theatre. We also have experts bringing perspectives from fields such as mental health, technology, and theology. We help new and experienced playwrights refine their works through performance and constructive feedback.
Walking Shadow Readers Theatre was originally launched in 2005 as Walking Shadow Theatre Company. It was founded by alumni of South Lakes High School in Reston, VA, who reunited to produce theatre in Washington, DC. The company transformed into a virtual readers theatre in June, 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and its effect on the changing world of American theatre.
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