Reedy, M. Kilburg (American playwright, transactional attorney, 1958-____), “Astronaut,”
a 45-minute drama in English, set at a podium, Kennedy Space Center, Florida, U.S.A., during a press conference, the not-too-distant future [post 2003],
© 2003 by M. Kilburg Reedy;
• in M. Kilburg Reedy’s Second Lady and Other Ladies: Three One-Act One-Woman Plays (New York: Samuel French, Inc., 2003), published with Second Lady and Fairytale Romance;
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Commander Michelle Griffith, Colonel, USAF (f), 38-42, a courageous female NASA pilot and space explorer.
A female astronaut “has just returned to earth after leading the first NASA mission to colonize the moon and is appearing at a press conference. As she recounts the adventures and challenges of her mission, she comes to understand and treasure her femininity as well as the legacy she received from a female role model—her mother.”—Samuel French catalog.
• “Simple set.
• “Commander is wearing a NASA flight suit. She . . . [has] a friendly, down-to-earth, open manner. Her hair is medium length with salt and pepper gray—this is not a woman who colors her hair, or even wears makeup for that matter. She is a native Texan, and therefore speaks with a strong Southwestern accent.
• “Perfect for an actress in her late thirties to early fifties, Astronaut is about a courageous female NASA pilot and space explorer who has admired and emulated male role models all her life.”—Samuel French catalog.
courage, moon, NASA, press conference, role model.