LABOR DAY

A one-act* play by Ahon Gooptu

Runner-up, Barbara McClennon Clark One-Act Competition, 2020

 

Relationships are not always what they seem. And they are so much more complicated when you find yourself in one that you're not familiar with whatsoever. This one-act explores who has the final say in the delivery room once the child is born. And the complications that arise as a result.

An early draft of this play had a staged reading at the National Theater Institute during Playwrights and Librettists' Week.

Director - Emory MacLaughlin

Sachi - Priyanka Patil

Amari - Lau' Paula

Josh - Cole Friedman

Huge thanks to this team and my mentor Ren Dara Santiago for taking the piece where it needed to go!

Photos by Isaak Berliner // Eugene O'Neill Theater Center

*This one-act has since evolved into a full-length entitled Unwanted, 

with Labor Day as the first act and Christmas Miracle as the second.

 

Script requests may be sent under the 'Contact' page.

Amari and Sachi
Josh and Sachi