Climbing the Walls - Seventy Seven - Bara Swain

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Monologue Written by Bara Swain

Performed by Lizzy Jarrett

Directed by Emily Hartford

Artist Statement.    

Distracted by the illness of my friend, I used his pulse-ox measurement as the springboard for my monologue.  Two weeks after I completed the piece, Mike died of coronavirus.  

Bara Swain


Bara Swain’s plays have been staged in 125+ venues in 25 states and abroad.  NYC theatres include Urban Stages, Abingdon, Barrow Group, Symphony Space, Sam French, NY Madness, Westside Theatre, Artistic New Directions and T.A.R.T.E.  Recent:Turn! Turn! Turn! (Tom Mann Theatre, Sydney); Responsible (The Junction, Dubai); Pandemonium (Open Fist Theatre, L.A.), The Wonder of You (Barn Theatre, NJ), and Choose (Theatre Workshop of Owensboro, KY).  Recent awards: Standing Ovation Award for I Love Lucy and Can You Hear Me Now? and City Theatre 2019 National Award Finalist for Short Playwriting for Extraordinary (FL).  Bara serves as the Creative Consultant at Urban Stages

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