ABIGAIL, FOR NOW

by Jackie Martin

Abigail feels like an outsider, and for good reason – she claims she is from another galaxy, here only to study humans. After her unusual behavior intensifies, her parents place her in a psychiatric facility for adolescents. Despite her best efforts to isolate herself, Abigail forms a connection with another patient which leads her on a journey of self-discovery. As she begins to listen and share, Abigail gains powerful insights about belonging and the complexities of being human. “Abigail, For Now” is a poignant and surprising exploration of mental health, identity, and the search for connection in a world that often feels unfamiliar.

  • Cast Size: 3M 5W 1Any
  • Running Time: 90+ minutes
  • Royalty Rate: $75 per performance

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About the Playwright

Jackie Martin is a writer and educator.  Her plays have been produced by schools, universities, and theaters around the United States. Awards include the Peter Honegger Prize (2019), the Audience Choice Award at Shadblow Theatre’s Short Play Festival (2020), and the LabWorks Producers’ Choice Award at the Pittsburgh New Works Festival (2021). Her work has also been published by YouthPLAYS, Heuer Publishing, Smith & Kraus, Applause, and others. Jackie is a member of Dramatists Guild of America. She lives in Massachusetts with her husband, kids, and cats. 

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