Detention #15: Dear Jane

Author: Primary Stages ESPA

Detention #15: Dear Jane

Description: A full-length play about the life and death of Jane. Each scene is written by a different writer.
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 8/8/2013
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 60 Minutes
6 Females, 3 Males

NOTE: For information on producing rights, please contact Tessa LaNeve at

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Keywords: Biographies · Characters are Mostly Young Adults · Coming of Age · Death and the Afterlife · Divorce · Drama · Dysfunctional Families · Families · Grief and Mourning · Large Cast Size · Memoirs · Mostly Female Characters · Mystery/Suspense/Noir · Non-traditional/Non-narrative/Experimental/Post-dramatic · Religion and Spirituality · Romance · Tearjerker · Ten Minute Plays


Original Production Information

Detention #15: Dear Jane was presented on November 30, 2012 at Jimmy's No. 43
Denis Butkus, Guest Advisor
Tessa LaNeve, Director of ESPA and New Arts Programming
Sarah Matteucci, ESPA Associate Director of ESPA
Jennifer McClelland, ESPA Marketing Assistant

Scene 1 by Eboni Booth
directed by Christopher Johnston

Scene 2 by Talaura Harms
directed by Christopher Johnston

Scene 3 by Rebecca Poulson
directed by Melisa Annis

Scene 4 by Karina Richardson-Colón
directed by Melisa Annis

Scene 5 by Vanessa Shealy
directed by Joan Kane

LISA: Sara Bues
BENNY: Jacob J. Horstmeier
JACK: Eddie Boroevich
MARJORIE: Jennifer R. Terrell
SALLY: Bridget Coyne Gabbe
BERNICE: Madeleine Mfuru
ALIX: Molly Garber
JANE: Stephanye Dussud
BOBBY: Chris Wendelken