The Play

What is the play THE SUBJECT about?  

THE SUBJECT is a new play about a sexual assault that is covered up.

You can download a PDF copy of the play here.


Princess Sophia’s family is one of the most dysfunctional in history, with notoriously mad father King George III, drug-dependent mother Queen Charlotte, sex addict brother Ernest, and agoraphobe sister Augusta.  When Sophia is raped and fights to bring the criminal to justice, her family seeks to mastermind a cover-up of the secret for fear of losing the throne.

Play development history:

Carolyn Kras wrote THE SUBJECT through the support of a U.S.-U.K. Fulbright LUSK Award, which enabled her to serve as Playwright in Residence at Sell a Door Theatre Company.

The play received a United Nations Orange Day reading in London in May 2016 featuring Alfred Enoch (How to Get Away with Murder, Harry Potter), Peter Guinness (Stan Lee’s Lucky Man), and Rachel Bright (EastEnders).

Though the play was inspired by a controversial episode of history, the intent was to examine contemporary sexual assault issues.

Additional info:

Diverse casting choices are enthusiastically welcomed.  There are roles for 7 women and 4 men.

Costumes and accents are not required for the readings.

If you’d like more information on the play’s protagonist, you can read more about Princess Sophia on this Wikipedia page:

If you’d like to learn more about THE SUBJECT playwright Carolyn Kras, visit her web site: