2022 Script Selections


Official Selections

The following monologues and short plays were performed at Stethoscope Stage 2022.

  • Not Another One by Sarah Cheema
  • Field of Screams by Phil Darg
  • Vaccines by Hanna Douglas
  • To Be The Exception by Kyla Kachmarik
  • Getting the Booster by Michele Markarian
  • My Decision by William Niles
  • COVID-19 Vaccine by Chapin Pfeifle
  • Breaking Free by Noah Tennant
  • My Vaccination Story by Jazmine Velasquez
  • For My Grandma by Jessi White

Scripts Chosen for Publication

The following scripts were chosen by the editors of TCU School of Medicine’s HuMed Journal for publication.

  • Not Another One by Sarah Cheema
  • Another ‘Q’ Word Day in the Boondocks by Kavneet Kaur
  • Feel by Shelby Wildish


  • Broken, Left Behind by Anonymous
  • At Risk by Henry Bilsland
  • The Lady with the Lamp by Rebecca Goldstein
  • Across the Divide by Allston James
  • Another ‘Q’ Word Day in the Boondocks by Kavneet Kaur
  • NYVX by TD Mitchell
  • My Vaccine Story (Rap) by Sarah Safford
  • Taking Back the Six by Ellie Tuesley
  • A Life Saver McKenna Whitney
  • Feel by Shelby Wildish


  • This Conversation Took an Ugly Turn by Les Abromovitz
  • COVID-19 by Juan Pablo Bello
  • Leaves Falling on a Brooklyn Girl by Wendy Biller
  • A Fight Against Society and COVID by Henry Dyson
  • Satellite by Catt Filippov
  • In Media Res: A COVID-19 Reflection by Cornelius Fortune
  • Surviving Covid by Catherine Goffard
  • Right Armed and Ready by Tammy Gomez
  • Aunt Joan by Jeremy Kehoe
  • Covid 19 and the Common World by William Komar
  • The Passive Shot by August Mazza
  • The New Normal by Kate Murphy
  • Vaccination Story by Clinton Muunga
  • Why I Chose Not to Get the COVID-19 Vaccine Yet by Shayna Osborn
  • Listening to Lily by Alexia Rowe
  • The Turks and Caicos Covid-19 Vaccine Conversation by Hayley Simmons
  • Simply Vaccinated by Kate Speers
  • COVID-19 Vaccine by Lauren Uihlein

Script Selection Committee

Chase Crossno is the Assistant Artistic Director and Assistant Professor of Medical Education at the TCU School of Medicine where she leverages theater, art, and public health pedagogies to teach the next generation of empathetic scholars. At Boston University she specialized in global health, social justice, and sex, sexuality, gender and health. Chase spent 15 years working in direct patient care with both domestic and international organizations focused on HIV prevention and sexual health education. She is also the proud co-founder of a theatre company in Austin, TX, whose mission is to use curated experiences to raise difficult questions, inspire original thinking and to enrich the cultural landscape.

Lauren Mitchell, M.S., Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Medical Education and the Director of Narrative Medicine with The Compassionate Practice at the TCU School of Medicine.  She is also one of the founders of The Doula Project in New York City, the first organization of its kind to provide doula (non-medical, non-judgmental emotional, physical, and informational) support to pregnant people whether they choose to parent, create an adoption plan, or to end a pregnancy, or if they are suffering miscarriage, stillbirth, or perinatal loss.  Prior to defecting to academia, Lauren balanced leadership of this organization with her position as co-manager of the Reproductive Family Planning program at Bellevue Hospital/NYU Langone School of Medicine for the better part of a decade.  She has since written a book about these experiences with Doula Project co-founder Mary Mahoney, titled The Doulas: Radical Care for Pregnant People.Her clinical work has also shaped her dissertation-turned-current-book-project, Alienating Aesthetics: Performance Art and the Medical Imagination.  She is a graduate of Columbia’s Master’s in Narrative Medicine and Vanderbilt University’s doctoral program in English. 

Ayvaunn Penn, is the founder of Stethoscope Stage and a Columbia University Playwriting Dean’s Fellow. As a playwright-director and lyricist-composer, she is passionate about nurturing the next generation of theatre artists. She is an instructor within the Texas Christian University Theatre Department and is best known for her work in theatre-for-social-change. Her latest theatre-for-social-change piece entitled For Bo has garnered national honor as a  Eugene O’Neill National Playwrights Conference 2020 and 2021 Finalist. After adapting this stage play into a community-illustrated screenplay, the film adaptation of For Bo was selected for three 2021 film festivals across the country. Those festivals include: Silicon Valley African Film Festival (Honorable Mention) in California, Gary International Black Film Festival in Indiana, and Lone Star Film Festival (Special Screening at The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth) in Texas. Hence, Stethoscope Stage is not Penn’s first theatrical enterprise designed to harness the power of theatre to address contemporary social issues.