About Staged Reading: Confessions of a Reluctant Caregiver

When Mae Benjamin moves back home to Oklahoma to care for her terminally ill father, she imagines moments of reconciliation and grace. But as her father’s health declines, his obsession with the Sci-Fi Network and creating a machine to deliver him to another dimension intensifies. Using the machine, Mae summons her mother for guidance, and with humor and compassion strives to reach her final goal…to give her father a good death.


Reading, Ohio University, 2017

Reading, Fusion Theatre Company, 2009

Reading, Douglas Anderson Writers Festival, 2008

Reading, Summer Play Festival - NYC, 2007

Reading, Alliance Theatre, 2007


​University, Indiana State University, 2010


​Finalist, Princess Grace Award in Playwriting, 2007

Finalist, Kendeda Graduate Playwriting Competition, Alliance Theatre, 2007

Winner, Jane Chambers Student Playwriting Award, 2007

About Underground

UNDERGROUND is Avenue Arts Marketplace & Theatre's staged reading company that is committed to reaching out to those that are underserved in our community and other communities, ultimately giving a voice to the voiceless through staged readings of new works. UNDERGROUND is led by Producing Artistic Director, David Lee and Company Manager, Emily Hisey and is comprised of 20 local actors that are determined to tell the stories that individuals around the world need to hear.