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    GHOST GUN

    OLIVIA RIDLEY

    sponsored by: ERIN OGLETREE

    SYNOPSIS

    Propelled by the urgency of his own decay and desperate to be heard, Black Boy delivers his “villain’s monologue” - a parting speech typically delivered to a hero before their death - to his audience held at gunpoint.

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    "You see me? You see me? My flesh is rotting. My flesh-"

     

    Olivia Ridley

    Ghost Gun

    Playwright's Bio

    Olivia Ridley is a New Jersey-based writer. In 2018, her play SLUSH, which explored the similarly topical issue of assisted suicide, was selected to be performed at Luna Stage in NJ. Though she is deeply passionate about playwriting, she also has an extensive background as a performer, working primarily with Vanguard Theater Company in NJ. And her passions extend beyond theater; she loves writing/performing poetry when she can, and enjoys political science and philosophy as well. In her art, Olivia hopes to expose the nuance of “taboo” topics and spark much needed conversation, seeking to educate not only the audience, but herself as well in the process. 

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    Poetic, heartfelt, powerful, filled with hard and painful truths.

    DAVID HENRY HWANG 
    Playwright & #ENOUGH panelist

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