"If this show were on Broadway it would win the Pulitzer."
A young woman waiting for her own judgment in the bureaucratic system of the afterlife finds herself in the role of judge and jury to determine the eternal fate of the man responsible for her death. Inspired by a true story.
Trial had its premier workshop at The American Theater of Actors, directed by Lori Petty and produced by the THML theater company. It has been developed at Broadway's Manhattan Theater Club and presented at the Tilles Center. Actors who have been a part of the show include Finn Wittrock (American Horror Story,) Tony winner Oona Laurence (Matilda,) Tony nominees Geneva Carr (Hand to God,) and Xanthe Elbrick (Coram Boy,) Steve Hauck (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,) and more.
In 2019 creator Ashley Griffin and director Lori Petty received the WellLife Network Award for their work on the show and its advocacy impact.
Trial had a developmental reading at Broadway's Manhattan Theater Club Thursday in 2016 directed by Lori Petty (Orange is the New Black, A League of Their Own, Poker House) and featuring Geneva Carr (Tony Nomination - Hand to God,) Oona Laurence (Tony Award - Matilda, Southpaw,) Xanthe Elbrick (Tony Nomination - Coram Boy,) Steve Hauck (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,) Jillian Louis (It Shoulda Been You,) Ryan McCurdy (Once,) Ray Virta (Therese Raquin,) and Ryan Clardy (One Life To Live.)
Trial reading at Manhattan Theater Club, directed by Lori Petty.