A 12-Step Spoof
eBook (EPUB) ISBN: 978-1-300-64426-2
- 2018, Actors Theatre of Louisville Apprentice Project, Louisville, KY.
- Published in Black Eye and Other Short Plays.
- Published in Harrington Lesbian Fiction Quarterly, Vol. II, Harrington Park Press, Binghamton, NY.
- NTM Productions, Ashland, OR.
The women, having admitted that they were powerless over their addiction to men, work through the steps of the program towards recovery. The steps include Step Two: “Believing that a power greater than men can restore us to sanity” and Step Four: “Making a searching and fearless moral inventory of all the men in our lives, including fathers, brothers, husbands, and sons.”
A lighthearted spoof, the play nevertheless points up the political analysis which is lacking in tradition 12-Step programs, a lack which often leads women to believe personal growth is possible without social change.