The Hearing

Written by:

Catherine Dunn

Cast Size:
6

Roles For:

  • Indigenous Peoples: 6
  • LGBTQ+: 3
  • Men: 5
  • People of Colour: 6
  • People with Disabilities: 7
  • Women: 3

Genre:

Drama

Themes:

Misogyny
Sexual Violence

Length:

60 min.

Year Written:

2022

Synopsis:

A young woman testifies about her rape by a former group home friend. She receives little support from her lawyer, an ambitious court prosecutor. When the lawyer herself becomes the victim of workplace sexual harassment, she exposes how court protocol institutionalize sexual assault myths.

Characters:

Carrie Covenant : 19 year old female sexual assault survivor
Nora Webb : 38 year old female crown prosecutor
K.L.R. Lyon: 29 year old male defense lawyer
Fred Kaiser: 21 year old male accused
Judge Voth: 58 year old male judge
Server: Female, mid-twenties

Resources:

The play can be accessed by contacting the playwright by email at catherinedunn96@gmail.com