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Jennifer O’Grady, Playwright, “Persephone”

by Dennis Agle


Jennifer O’Grady’s plays have been produced by theaters around the U.S. and UK. Plays include Charlotte’s Letters (Henley Rose Award; NEWvember Festival Dublin; O’Neill Semifinalist and other honors); Paranormal Love (MTWorks Newborn Festival Winner; NEWvember Finalist; Pandora’s Box Honorable Mention); and Ellery (selected for The Best Women’s Stage Monologues 2017). Her work is also published or forthcoming in The Best Ten-Minute Play 2017 and 2016, Best Stage Monologues for Women 18-35, Thirty New Ten-Minute Plays and Stage It 3. Also an award-winning poet and the author of two poetry books, she lives with her family near New York City.

Photo by Deborah Lowery

About the Play

A modern riff on the myth of Persephone, forced to leave her family and her life behind forever. But this Persephone, a deceased young mother, returns to give her small child a surprising gift–a new mom.

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"Persephone" selected for The Ten Show - Jennifer O'Grady October 8, 2019 - 8:21 am

[…] play Persephone has been selected for The Ten Show, a new festival of short plays at The Hive Collaborative in Provo, UT, in October/November […]

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