Self Defense, or death of some salesmen
Seven white men have been found dead along I-95 in Florida. A prostitute is arrested and charged with their murders. The police say she’s a serial killer. She claims seven separate acts of self-defense.
Smith and Kraus’ Women Playwrights: Best Plays of 2002; Playscripts, Inc.
“The play moves like lightning, cutting through a series of brief scenes that illuminate the story in puzzle-piece fashion...smart and surprisingly funny... Insightful, engaging, witty, earnest...Self Defense is socially-conscious drama at its best.”
—Brooke Pierce, TheaterMania
Production and Development History
Productions: Perishable Theatre (2001); Frank Theatre at The Playwrights’ Center (2002); New Georges and Reverie Productions at HERE Arts Center, NYC (2002); The Actors’ Gang, LA (2004); Steppenwolf Garage, Chicago (2004).
Developed in residencies with Mabou Mines; The Playwrights’ Center; A.S.K. Theatre Projects.
Commissioned: New York State Council on the Arts.