"What Are You Worth?" by Kara Lee Corthron
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Value. A definition: the regard that something is held to deserve; the importance, worth, or usefulness of something. Have you ever thought about your value? Follow a ragtag group of friends/lovers/slaves/slavers as they grapple with the meaning of human value through 800 years of people owning other people.
Kara is a playwright, author, and TV writer based in Los Angeles. Her plays include AliceGraceAnon (New Georges, New York); Holly Down in Heaven (Forum Theatre, Washington, D.C.); Listen for the Light (Know Theatre of Cincinnati); and Welcome to Fear City (CATF, Shepherdstown, WV, and Kansas City Repertory Theatre). She is the author of the young adult novel The Truth of Right Now and the forthcoming Daughters of Jubilation (both from Simon & Schuster) and she currently writes for the Netflix show YOU. Her awards include the 2019 Otis Guernsey New Voices in Playwriting Award, Parents’ Choice Gold Award, Vineyard Theatre’s Paula Vogel Award, Princess Grace Award, Helen Merrill Award, and residencies at MacDowell, Camargo (France), Bogliasco Foundation (Italy), Skri∂uklaustur (Iceland), Hawthornden (Scotland), Djerassi, and the Millay Colony. She is a proud member of New Dramatists. (Photo: Jody Christopherson)