Scrimmage is set in or around New York City. Three different relationships attempt to survive adulting as the New York Jets set out to win the Superbowl. This play uses a two-act structure with a time lapse of a year to examine the cause and effects of people's choices. It also incorporates elements of physical comedy.

"Not all scrimmages occur on the field. The Super bowl is a good distraction for three struggling couples, but all seasons must come to an end."

AWARDS: Blue Ribbon - Manhattan Theatre Repertory, Best new play - Manhattan Theatre Source. (Originally performed as A Creed For Those Who Have Suffered).

  • drama
  • 120
  • 6 total
  • 3 female identifying, 3 male identifying
  • 18+
  • adult, young adult
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Male | 30s | under 3 minutes
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EXTRACT: Hi, I'm Tom and I've never been to a support group before. Unless you count going to a bar, been to quite a few of those. (He sniffs). Ummm. I lost my wife Anna about 10 months ago now. It was cancer...


Female | 30s | under 3 minutes
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EXTRACT: Roy Campanella was a baseball hall-of-famer, so my husband tells me. In 1958 he was paralyzed in a car crash and was unable to play ever again. Today before we begin class, I am going to read an extract from a poem he wrote shortly after his tragic accident. It is called “A creed for those who have suffered."

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