"I'm sitting here looking at you, my baby, and I can't think of anything to say."

Sarah's son, Anthony, has been living on the street for four years. After she sees a video of Anthony on the Internet, saving a boy from drowning in Puget Sound, Sarah finds him so she can speak her peace.


Characters: 1 female-identifying, 1 male-identifying

Time: 10 minutes

Genre: drama

Setting: the water-taxi port in West Seattle

Production History

Currently unproduced



"Meticulously crafted."

"A meticulously crafted short with a consistent tone. This short is interesting and intelligent, an interpersonal mother and son relationship - packed with trepidation and subtext."

- Eric Darby, playwright

"Poignant and hopeful."

"This playwright continuously surprises me with her exploration of guilt, remorse, and failure among family members. Always poignant, and hopeful. Fingers crossed, hopefully a theatre one day produces an evening of short plays by this playwright."

- Asher Wyndham, playwright

"Thoughtful and extremely well-crafted."

- Chelsea MacKay, director & producer

"Beautifully realized."

"What we do to each other -- even if there's love -- can rip your heart out. Concise, moving dialogue combined with what goes unsaid keeps you listening and hoping that rights can be wronged. There is no pretty bow at the end but there's a sliver of hope. That can be enough. A beautifully realized short play."

- Claudia Haas