Author: Donna Hoke


Description: In 2011, a young gay teen hangs himself-but the events leading to the suicide began decades before, in 1986, when bullies tormented Nancy and her closeted best friend. Twenty-five years later, the cycle continues when Nancy is confronted by another bully-her son.
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2016
Date Added: 7/31/2016
Content Advisory: Some F bombs, uncomfortable bully situations
2 Acts, 90 Minutes
2 Females, 3 Males

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Keywords: Drama · Dysfunctional Families · Families · Gay and Lesbian · Gender and Sexuality · Grief and Mourning · Naturalism/Realism · Social Issues · Tearjerker

Original Production Information

Safe was produced in 2016 by Road Less Traveled Productions with the following cast and crew:

Nancy: Michele Benzin
Brett/Todd: Matthew Gilbert
Kirk/Tom/Rich/Jimmy: Christopher Evans
Rex/Ace: Jesse Tiebor
Kathy/Officer Vivek: Lisa Ludwig

Director: Kyle LoConti

Production Stage Manager: Lucas Lloyd
Assistant Stage Manager: Kelsey Mogensen
Set Designer: Reed Rankin
Lighting Designer: Katie Ludwig
Sound Design: Katie Menke
Costumer Designer: Maura Simmonds-Price
Assistant Costume Designer: Karen Albarella
Props Supervisor: Eileen Behan Hagrave
Technical Director: Lou Ianonne
Production Manager: Hasheen DeBerry