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Lynda Crawford, Playwright, “The Rewrite”

by Dennis Agle

Plays include Stars Out Of Balance, Rojo Verde, and Familiar Strangers, Planet Connections (2018, 2017, 2016); Night Shadows, HB Spring Reads 2018, and EAT’s New Work Series Fall 2017; Pillow of Tears, Inge Playlab 2017, In Her Name 2016, and Women Playwrights International Conference, Cape Town, South Africa, 2015; Whitewashed, Florida State University 2017; The Audit, HB Playwrights Theatre, June 2017, and EATs New Work Series, Fall 2015; Strange Rain, FringeNYC 2013; A Procession of Clouds, Unchained Festival 2013; Secrets of The Birds, Samuel French 2006; and Consumer Behavior (with Gary Kupper), FringeNYC 2002. Several plays at New Play Exchange.

About the Play

It’s the afterlife and Medea confronts Euripides, asking for a rewrite of her story. She wants him to change the part about her killing her kids, as she claims she never did and he knew as much. Rip is intrigued, although he defends his right to have taken dramatic license. But even if he wanted to oblige her, he’s not writing anymore. Instead he’s focused on finding his lost work. But Medea is not sympathetic. She still has a mean temper and is not ready to take no for an answer. Her strategies include enlisting the help of Rip’s attendant, an aspiring playwright who never got a shot. And making sure Rip never fulfills his dream.

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