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Ralph Tropf holds an MFA in Playwrighting and has completed 13 full length scirpts. His plays The Hourglass and Squid and Fishy each won awards from the Kennedy Center/ACTF.  Shadow Hour is published by Samuel French. His screenplay, The Orchid and the Cross was a semifinalist for a Nicholl Fellowship. A former producer for FOX Television, he now teaches Humanities in Los Angles. He is a member of the Dramatist's Guild and Neo Ensemble Theatre.

Falling Headlong

What would happen if a conservative Supreme Court overturned Roe V. Wade? In "Falling Headlong" this has happened. Obstetrician Sara Pindar must give her patients the best care possible under the restrictions of the new law. Her patients include a devoutly Christian woman with a troubled pregnancy who refuses a life-saving abortion and an impoverished woman who wants an abortion because she can't afford another child. The main story is set against a second story line with Sara and her long-time boyfriend. Recently unemployed, the only work he can find is in another state. Will she stay where she is and let him go, or go with him and start a new life elsewhere?