GINGERBREAD CHILDREN

As an elderly woman searches for grace, the play weaves together several stories that explore child abuse and the ways in which society, through religion and folk tale, tacitly condones it. A developmental reading was done at the Lark Theatre, NYC,  directed by Daniella Topol. A staged reading was done at the Blank Theatre, Los Angeles, featuring Dennis Christopher, directed by Kirsten Sanderson. A two-week development workshop production, directed by Margarett Perry, culminating in two public presentations each followed by a panel discussion featuring mental health experts,  survivors of and advocates for survivors of child molestation, and representatives from law enforcement and the judiciary, was presented in the spring of 2013 at The Human Race Theatre, Dayton, OH.