Inspired by Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, my fourth one-act play, We, the Jury, focuses on the recent spate of gay teen suicides. I was particularly influenced by the tragic Tyler Clementi case. The play follows 12 Jurors as they discuss how bullying effects a person, homophobia, and the monetary worth of a dead boy’s life. The play proposes questions about America’s legal system, society’s view of homosexuality, and the true nature of humanity.
My fourth The Big Read One-Act Play was once again produced by the Struts and Frets Drama Club at Washington High School in Massillon, OH, 2013. We, the Jury was masterfully directed by Amy Kish.
The Massillon Museum, the organization behind the wonderful programming for the National Endowment for the Arts’ The Big Read initiative in Massillon, OH, uploaded the video of my play to their YouTube Channel. Watch the play below and check out this great museum!