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First Bite: Breaking the Bell Jar

September 23rd to 25th, 2022
Zoom | University of Idaho | Moscow, ID

Esther Black is a college senior ready to apply for an internship at every major newspaper. All she needs is a great letter of recommendation from her Literary Analysis professor, Griffith. However, he won’t give it to her until she finishes reading The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath and completes the project that goes along with it. This might not sound like a big deal, but when Sylvia comes to life, it turns into a mental game that Esther wasn’t ready for. 

This was an online play that was part of the First Bite Series, where new works were produced to be seen around the country. I played the narrating voice.

Written by Sarah Hartwig
Directed by Aileen Zeigler
Produced by Robert Caisley & David Harlan

Katherine Ray
Liam Toner
Jim Martin
Alexandra Zeigler
Kathryn Hein
Daniel Lee White