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Once a Marine
Full Length Drama, 3W, 3M
Major Clayton Waters, a shell-shocked marine, returns home from Iraq having suffered a traumatic memory loss of the last fifteen years. He has no recollection of the wife he left behind, Katie, and he only remembers his sister Shauna as being a little girl. The only woman he does remember – and the one he came back for – is his first love from fifteen years ago, Marisol. She has not heard from him in over a decade, until she starts receiving letters from him in Iraq. His bittersweet homecoming not only rekindles lost love, but also dredges up the most painful of memories, especially the loss between a husband and wife. Clayton must choose between a future of blissful ignorance, and a past of buried grief. But he is not the one who will decide.

Development


PlayFest! Harriet Lake Festival of New Plays
• Orlando Shakespeare Theatre , Orlando, FL.

Living Room Series
• The Blank Theatre, Hollywood, CA.

Playwrights Center Stage
• Department of Theatre, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA.

International Rebecca West Society Conference
• The Mercantile, New York, NY.

29th International Comparative Drama Conference
• Woodland Hills, CA.

Ensemble Studio Theatre/LA Playwrights Unit
• Workshops
Reviews
“I can say without exaggeration that if there is a better drama dealing with the haunting costs of modern warfare, I haven’t read it.”
- Tom Bowie, former editor of War, Literature, and the Arts

Elizabeth Maupin interview.

Contact
Bruce Miller
Washington Square Arts and Films
310 Bowery, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10012
212.253.0333 x36

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