Crime or Emergency

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by Sibyl Kempson

December 2009

“Kempson, a playwright of terrifying gifts, doesn't write like any of the avant-gardists you've heard before. She has a passion for finely drawn characters, a perfect ear for dialogue and a short-story writer's economy. Indeed, Crime or Emergency—despite its hipster cladding and brutal assaults on our senses—is downright literary... Kempson's text... actually does violence. Her scenes repeatedly describe people bewildered by their sudden capacity to harm—a marvelous metaphor for a young woman so frighteningly in command of devastating linguistic weapons.” — Helen Shaw, Time Out New York