The Stand

Synopsis:
After surviving years of abuse, Alicia is now being held in Cook County Jail in Chicago for her husband's murder. When her public defender presents a deal offered by the DA, Alicia must now choose between guaranteed jail time away from her young son or risking a life sentence to tell her story in court. The Stand is an exploration of the impossible choices created in the wake of domestic violence and the limited options the criminal justice system offers survivors.

Cast size: 2 women, Run time: 10 minutes

Awards:
Winner - Susan Glaspell National Playwriting Festival Award - 2019
International Finalist - InspiraTO Playwriting Competition - 2019

Development History:
Production: Boston Theatre Marathon, Boston MA- 2019
Production: InspiraTO Festival, Toronto ON - 2019
Production: QC Theatre Workshop, Davenport IA - 2019
Production: Artists’ Exchange, Cranston, RI- 2019
Production: Lakeshore Players, White Bear Lake, MN- 2019