Judging Hayden – Staged Reading

Performed January 18 & 19, 2019
At the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center

Written by Drew Fornarola
Directed by JC Carter


A new play by award-winning playwright Drew Fornarola (co-author of the off-Broadway hit "Straight").

The quiet college town of Jefferson City, South Carolina is thrust into the national spotlight when a shocking crime is alleged on campus. JUDGING HAYDEN follows a legal case at the nexus of race, class, privilege and gender equality as it plays out under the glare of 24 hour cable news, and explores how the same events look strikingly different when spun by leftwing, rightwing and mainstream media. It also brings the accuser and accused face to face in their dreams for a series of electric conversations about the trial.