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Halley Wegryn Gross

Halley Wegryn Gross

Halley Wegryn Gross has been involved in theater since the age of sixteen, when she performed in Charles Mee’s, True Love off-Broadway. Since then she has had a successful acting career, having performed in such pieces off-Broadway as Hurlyburly, by David Rabe, starring Ethan Hawke, and The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, by Jay Presson Allen, starring Cynthia Nixon. She has had many film and TV appearances, including Julie Taymor’s Across the Universe, Gossip Girl, and Law & Order. She is presently completing her MFA in Dramatic Writing at NYU, and has recently graduated from NYU’s Gallatin School magna cum laude with a degree in comedy writing.

INHERITED

Hubie, 16, must come face to face with the father who rejected her in an effort to help save the life of a half sister she’s never met. Her sister, Dakota, is dying from leukemia and Hubie is the only match. It soon becomes clear that Hubie’s real intent for going through with such a painful procedure is to hopefully find that her dad, Tom, does love her and regrets his abandoning her. He, however, does not. Cannot. Hubie, with the support of her adoptive grandmother, Berta, must negotiate her feelings of rejection and replacement. After Hubie suspects her father cannot love her she threatens to walk away from the procedure. Her father, Tom, and his wife concoct a ruse of love in order to woo Hubie into going through with the only treatment that might save their “actual” daughter. But everything comes crashing down as Hubie discovers the truth.