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Finalist at Dayton Playhouse FutureFest, 2021



Kathleen Abedon’s teenage son Julian carries an automatic weapon into his workplace and opens fire. When the smoke clears, fourteen people are dead, Julian among them. One year later, when true-crime writer Jo Hunter comes to town to interview Kathleen for a book on the shooting, the grief-stricken mother seeks to convince the skeptical journalist that Julian has been framed for the shooting.


At a time in our history when the truth is under attack on a daily basis, Truth Be Told explores the nature of objective truth and the ways in which we manipulate and distort it to serve our own ends.

  • Winner of the Stanley Drama Award, Wagner College, 2020

  • Ashland New Plays Festival, Ashland, OR, 2020

  • Winner of the W Keith Hedrick Playwriting Contest, HRC Showcase Theatre, 2020

“RIVETING!  The dialogue crackles, the reversals are brilliantly achieved, the piece is structurally gorgeous.”

-Ian August, playwright


"Valid, truthful, riveting, relevant, harrowing, powerful." These are responses from Ashland New Plays Festival audiences after seeing this strong two-hander which is both a compelling story about the nature of truth in the "fake news" era we find ourselves in and an effective production over Zoom. We are excited to support this ANPF 2020 winner and can't wait for a theatre to consider TRUTH BE TOLD for full production. 

-Ashland New Plays Festival

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