Risen from the Dough

by  France-Luce Benson

Short Play, Dramatic Comedy  /  2f

In a small, rustic bakery located in the heart of “Little Haiti” Miami, FL, two Haitian-American sisters grapple with grief, identity, and the complicated realities of immigrant life.

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Risen from the Dough

by  France-Luce Benson

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    2f
  • Duration

    Duration

    30 minutes
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

In a small, rustic bakery located in the heart of “Little Haiti” Miami, FL, two Haitian-American sisters grapple with grief, identity, and the complicated realities of immigrant life. Previously hit with several code violations, they prepare for the Miami Dade Health Department’s next inspection, and find themselves speeding toward an explosive culture collision. Leonide struggles to convince her sister to break tradition in the name of survival. But on this day, of all days, marking the anniversary of her husband’s murder, Maryse believes that tradition is all she has left.

Published in the Off Off Broadway Festival Plays, 41st Series

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Accolades

  • 2015 NNPN's Best New Short Play at City Theatre's Summer Shorts Festival

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Reader's Theatre
  • Shoestring Budget
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $45 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day
  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Setting: Miami, FL. Miami, FL A small bakery in Little Haiti. The present.
  • Additional Features: No intermission
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Casting

2f
MARYSE - about 45; strong willed, Haitian-American woman  
LEONIDE - her sister; a few years younger
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Cast Attributes

  • Role(s) for Black Actor(s)
  • Ensemble cast

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Authors

France-Luce Benson

France-Luce Benson is an honored Dramatists Guild Fellow 2015-2016, a winner of the 41stannual Samuel French OOB Festival, and a Lifetime Member at the Ensemble Studio Theatre. Additional awards and honors include: Winner of the National New Play Network Award for Short Playwriting, Playwright Observer Fellow at the Eu ...

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Risen from the Dough received its premiere production at The Ensemble Studio Theatre in NY, NY, at the 2009 Going to the River Festival. It was directed by Holli Harms

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