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Killing Women

Marisa Wegrzyn
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A raucous comic exploration of the ironies and insanities of corporate America where even professional assassins are fighting for their benefits. When Abby, a star on the rise, is simultaneously denied a promotion and asked to kill another woman, tempers flare, guns fire and out comes a life-or-death game of Monopoly. KILLING WOMEN asks what happens when a woman is not taken seriously but has been given a gun.

Production Info

Cast: 6 total (3 female, 3 male, doubling)
Full Length Comedy (about 110 minutes)
Minimal Set Requirements
Contemporary Costumes
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Press Quotes

“Marisa Wegrzyn’s clever new play, KILLING WOMEN, gives a sly feminist twist, à la 9 to 5, to the hit-man comedy genre: she peppers the script with one-liners and provides a touch of pathos … Wegrzyn displays more confidence and smarts than many older playwrights. At its best, the play is an extreme take on the battle between those who extol the virtues of stay-at-home motherhood and those who charge that women who fail to take up a career are letting down the team … It’s the mommy wars with a body count — a brilliant conceit. And there’s no question Wegrzyn is an extremely funny writer … an engaging, funny work from a writer we’re likely to hear from again.” —Kerry Reid, Chicago Reader

About the Author


  • Marisa Wegrzyn

    Marisa Wegrzyn has had plays produced in Chicago at Steppenwolf Theatre, A Red Orchid Theatre, Theatre Seven of Chicago, Rivendell, and Chicago Dramatists; in New York Off-Broadway at Second Stage and Kef Theatre; regionally at CenterStage Baltimore, Moxie Theatre San Diego, Victory Theatre Center Los Angeles, and Hot City Theatre St Louis. She has been commissioned by Steppenwolf (twice), Yale Repertory Theatre, and Theatre Seven. She is a founding member of Theatre Seven in Chicago and is currently writing for TV (Goliath, Amazon) while continuing her work in theater around the country.

About the Book

Book Information

Publisher BPPI
Publication Date 1/26/2016
Pages 80
ISBN 9780881456226

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:

KILLING WOMEN was originally developed at WordBRIDGE Playwrights Lab at Eckerd College and the Performing Arts Department at Washington University in Saint Louis where it was produced and directed by William Whitaker in 2002.

KILLING WOMEN received its Chicago premiere at Theatre Seven of Chicago.

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


Upcoming and Recent Productions


7/13/2016 – 7/23/2016
Stephen Seay Productions
Charlotte, NC