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Grace is a burgeoning therapist. Merci dangles for freedom at the bottom of a bourbon glass. College sweethearts and newlyweds, they elope to Philadelphia for a fresh beginning. Stumbling into polarizing landscapes, they struggle in the margins of heart and home. Learn more about the journey of They'll Neglect to Tell You here!

They'll Neglect to Tell You will virtually showcase as part of The Virtual New Play Reading Festival on January 30th. Tickets are PWYC (pay what you can)!!!

Join the world of the play by listening to They'll Neglect to Tell You's Mood List on Spotify!

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TS HAWKINS (Playwright) is an international author, performance poet, art activist, and playwright. Plays, short works, and books include Seeking Silence, Cartons of Ultrasounds, Too Late to Apologize, They’ll Neglect to Tell You, #RM2B, The Secret Life of Wonder: a prologue in G, AGAIN, #SuiteReality, “don’t wanna dance with ghosts...”, Sugar Lumps & Black Eye Blues, Confectionately Yours, Mahogany Nectar, Lil Blaek Book: all the long stories short, and The Hotel Haikus. Hawkins’ one-act choreopoem, AGAIN, was acknowledged for having the Best Theater Moment of 2017. Additionally, #SuiteReality received the 2017 Theatrical Reality Check Surya Bonaly Award, an international publication in WORDPEACE Literary Journal, showcased in Chicago at the Goodman Theatre for the Black Lives, Black Words International Theatre Festival, and shares residence at the Carnegie Mellon University Hunt Library.

Hawkins' residency credits include National Black Theatre SOUL Producing Resident, Swim Pony Performing Arts TrailOff Writer-in-Residence, 1812 Productions’ Jilline Ringle Solo Performance Residency, Out of Exile Artist-in-Residence, Irondale Ensemble “To Protect, Serve, and Understand”, Painted Bride Art Center’s Souls of Black Folk, and Alphabet Arts Puppets & Poets. Recent writing contributions include Fragrance of Love (Poet Tree), WORDPEACE Literary Magazine/vol. 2 Spring Edition, Closet Cases/Queers on What We Wear (Et Alia Press), Family Legacies (SONKU Collective Magazine), and the Long Wharf Theatre Blog Series.

CARLEY S. ROBINSON (Director) a graduate of Cornell University, Robinson (she/her) is a theatre practitioner based in the lands of the Cayuga Nation, otherwise known as Ithaca, NY. Exploring art through directing, acting, storytelling, facilitating, teaching, and writing, Robinson is a creator and manifestor of worlds. She imagines and holds spaces where communities can discuss ways to provide love and care for each of their members. And, she is excited to explore the world of They'll Neglect to Tell You with you all. Thank you to Gabe, TS, Cynda, India, and everyone else involved in this beautiful project!

INDIA KNIGHT (Grace) is delighted to be making her debut in the Virtual New Play Reading Festival with They'll Neglect to Tell You by TS Hawkins. Recent/favorite credits include Starry Sue with Fringe Arts, Beth Hartford with Philadelphia Women's Theatre, and Leanne with Arcadia University. She is a student pursuing Early Childhood and Special Education certification at Arcadia University.

CYNDA PURNELL (Merci) is excited for the opportunity to revisit her role as Merci. She received her BA in Theater at Temple University but has also done commercial and film work. While performing is her passion, she’s worked in front of house as well as dabbled in behind the scenes work on run crew and stage management. Outside of performing, she enjoys brand ambassador gigs and modeling. 

MIKAYLA JOHNSON (Stage Directions) is currently a senior theatre major at DeSales University. Her recent credits include the Foley Artist in Miracle on 34th Street, Dominique in Broken, as well as a number of films at DSU. She loves Dino nuggets and the color green! She made her debut at the live Virtual New Play Festival in Crumbs from the Table of Joy as Ernestine.

GABE MOSES (Festival Producer)
MEAGHAN MCKIERNAN (Festival Stage Manager)
CATHY RITTER (Festival Music Composer)
KAILEY EDWARDS (Festival Marketing Manager)
PJ MORAN (Festival Graphic Designer)

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