Full Length Play
Time Period - Contemporary, Present Day
Settings Of Play -
Somewhere in the Afghanistan. Modern day.
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Physical Comedy, Play w/ Music
Unit Set/Multiple Settings
Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
Appropriate for all audiences, Adult, Teen (Age 14 - 18)
Jr High/Primary, High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Professional Theatre, Shoestring Budget, Large Stage, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups, Church / Religious Groups
RECOGNITION / AWARDS
KCACTF: Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival New Play, David Mark Cohen (3rd Place)
Winner! 2013 Harold and Mimi Steinberg National Student Playwriting Award. Third place winner for the David Mark Cohen Award.
Born as the daughter of poor Afghani parents, Nasima's position in society is already compromised. So she has been raised as a boy since the age of five to improve the family’s social and economic standing in the community. When Nasima is forced to abandon her employment and education in order to (re)learn how to be a girl so she can marry, she must confront her past relationships and future traditions to discover who she truly is.
"I applaud Mitchell for taking on such difficult subject matter; she was able to create a specific story dealing with the religious and cultural traditions of the Middle East with themes that spoke to...a theater in Utah... [Mitchell raises] questions about gender, equal opportunities and marriage that should be asked in every culture." - Utah Theatre Bloggers
A Second Birth received its world premiere at Bringham Young University's Department of Theatre and Media Arts in September of 2012.