The Cut

The Cut

“She wanted to save me. That’s true. She sacrificed herself to save me, in a way. In one way, she did do that. But in the other way, not. Because there was danger—much more danger, maybe—in what she did ask of me. It is not legal to ritually execute someone in your kitchen.”

Full length
CAST: One woman, one trans man

After learning that she has been diagnosed with a devastating, terminal illness, a woman and her partner enter into a pact that is either heroic or abhorrent. The Cut is a story about loving and dying that asks us to consider how far we would go to save the person we most cherish from suffering.


The Cut was read at Seattle Repertory Theatre, June 20th 2014, as part of the Rep Writers Group Showcase. Director: Erin Kraft. Cast: Gretchen Krich and Michael Place. It was subsequently read at the University of Washington School of Drama. Director: Tina Polzin. Cast: Gretchen Krich and Rudy Roushdi.