Cassandra Medley

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Alma tries to reckon with injuries suffered by her beautiful daughter, Monique, while serving in the U.S. military in Iraq — injuries so severe that she no longer has a face.

Production Info

Cast: 4 total (4 female)
Short Drama (about 40 minutes)
Minimal Set Requirements
Contemporary Costumes

Press Quotes

“DAUGHTER is not only the best play of the five, but it’s also the most accomplished. Medley writes about an African American mother dealing with the suicide of her daughter after she returns home from Iraq having her face blown off. DAUGHTER is a deep, uncompromising play about faith.” —David Gordon, nytheatre.com

About the Author


  • Cassandra Medley

    Cassandra Medley's most recently produced plays include: CELL, Ensemble Studio Theatre Marathon 2011, DAUGHTER, Ensemble Studio Theatre Marathon 2009, NOON DAY SUN, August, 2008, Diverse City Theatre Company — Theatre Row, New York City and RELATIVITY, a commission from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Ensemble Studio Theatre, 2004. RELATIVITY, produced by Kuntu Rep. of Pittsburg, Southern Rep. of New Orleans, 2007, the Ensemble Studio Theatre, May, 2006, the St. Louis Black Repertory Theatre – February, 2006, and the Magic Theatre in San Francisco in June, 2004. CELL is published in the anthology Outstanding One-Act Plays — 2012, Dramatists Play Service. DAUGHTER published by Broadway Play Publishing, 2012. RELATIVITY won the 2006 Audelco August Wilson Playwriting Award and was featured on Science Friday, National Public Radio, and published by Broadway Play Publishing. RELATIVITY was featured in online radio broadcast of the play, Los Angeles Repertory Theatre – February, 2008. NOON DAY SUN was nominated for the 2008 August Wilson Playwriting Award. NOON DAY SUN is published by Broadway Play Publishing, Marathon 2004-06. Ms. Medley has also the received the 2004 Going to the River Writers Life Achievement Award, 2002 Ensemble Studio Theatre 25th Anniversary Award for Theatre Excellence, the 2001 Theatrefest Regional Playwriting Award for Best Play, the 1995 New Professional Theatre Award, and the 1995 Marilyn Simpson Award. She was a 1989 finalist for the Susan Smith Blackburn Award in Playwriting and won the 1990 National Endowment for the Arts Playwright Award. She was the 1986 recipient of the New York Foundation for the Arts Grant and a New York State Council on the Arts Grant for 1987. She teaches playwriting at Sarah Lawrence College, has taught at New York University, and has also served as guest artist at Columbia University, the University of Iowa Playwrights Workshop and Seattle University. Cassandra worked as a staff writer for ABC Television: One Life to Live – 1995 – 97. She is a playwright member of the Ensemble Studio Theatre, and New River Dramatists.

About the Book

Book Information

Publisher BPPI
Publication Date 8/15/2011
Pages 62
ISBN 9780881454789

Special Notes

Special Notes

Licensees are required to include the original stage producers credits in the following form on the title page in all programs distributed in connection with performances of the Play and in all advertising in which the full cast appears in size of type not less than ten percent (10%) of the size of the title of the Play:

Originally produced as part of the Ensemble Studio Theatre's Marathon

The following must appear within all programs distributed in connection with performances of the Play:
Daughter is produced
by special arrangement with Broadway Play Publishing Inc, NYC


Upcoming and Recent Productions


4/9/2019 – 4/14/2019
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Edwardsville, IL