September 16, 2014

A new anthology, Scenes and Monologues of Spiritual Experience from the Best Contemporary Plays, features the work of Sybil St. Claire.

Her contribution, Wake Me When It’s Over, was inspired by her idiosyncratic Irish Catholic upbringing and the practice of three-day wakes. The play humorously and tenderly explores spirituality through a teenage lens.

The anthology embraces various aspects of spirituality—religious faith, martyrdom, death and afterlife, fate and destiny, mercy, and romantic love. Some of the plays sourced for this anthology include The Crucible, Doubt, In the Shape of a Woman, Agnes of God, and Angels in America.