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A play by Samantha Friskey, winner of the 2018-19 Penn Plays Fellowship
  • Friday, November 30, 2018 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Kelly Writers House, 3805 Locust Walk

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Rabbit tells the story of Morgan and Ian, two young parents of twin daughters who are ultimately forced to cope with the unimaginable.

Samantha Friskey is a junior from Bowie, Maryland studying English and economics. She discovered playwriting during her first semester of college; since then, half a dozen of her works have been produced by various student groups on campus, appearing in TAC-e’s One Acts Festival, Penn Players’ 24 Hour Play Festival,and iNtuitons Experimental Theatre Company’s Alternative Theater Festival. She will make her directorial debut this winter, directing Well by Lisa Kron for Front Row Theatre Company. Her other interests  include sustainability and environmentalism. She has been recognized as a Millennium Fellow by United Nations Academic Impact and Millennium Campus Network for her efforts advancing the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, and she is currently a 2018-2019 Rising Waters Fellow with the Penn Program for Environmental Humanities.

The Penn Plays Fellowship The Penn Plays Fellowship is a collaborative playwriting project open to current students, faculty, and staff at the University of Pennsylvania. The Penn Plays Fellowship features a $500 award and the opportunity to develop the winner’s script through critical feedback by Penn faculty, professional writers, and dramaturgs. The Fellowship will culminate in a staged reading or lightly produced workshop production of the winning work at the Bruce Montgomery Theatre.

All events take place at the Kelly Writers House, 3805 Locust Walk, and are free of charge. If you have any questions or would like further information, please e-mail, or call 215-746-7636. For a more detailed Writers House calendar,  visit