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Louise Rozett
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BREAK is about the unexpected effects of the Ground Zero recovery effort on New York City's firemen and policemen, and their families. In December of 2001, FDNY Captain Jon Emmett and NYPD Officer Marco Gennaro are both assigned to Ground Zero. Emmett is struggling with the loss of hundreds of friends and the disintegration of his family while Gennaro is fighting to keep his marriage together though being around his wife and child is a constant reminder of what he could so easily lose in the post-9/11 world. The two end up sitting together in the overcrowded dining room of the tent at Ground Zero. Though they can't help but enter into battle over the nature of their jobs and why things happened the way they did on 9/11, more important questions of faith — and how to survive the recovery — arise.

Production Info

Cast: 5 total (3 female, 2 male)
Full Length Drama (about 100 minutes)
Multiple Sets
Contemporary Costumes
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About the Author


  • Louise Rozett

    Louise Rozett's play BREAK, a finalist for the Stanley Drama Award, was workshopped at New York Stage & Film and performed at the New York International Fringe Festival. Louise is the author of the Confessions series (Confessions of an Angry Girl, Confessions of an Almost-Girlfriend) published by HarlequinTEEN, and a pilot, based on the series, that won best half-hour original script at the Austin Film Festival. She is a graduate of Vassar College, the MFA acting program at The Theatre School at DePaul University, and the MFA creative writing program at Antioch University.

About the Book

Book Information

Publisher BPPI
Publication Date 6/5/2020
Pages 82
ISBN 9780881458688

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Break is produced
by special arrangement with Broadway Play Publishing Inc, NYC