Denise Kozak was always an independent thinker, or so her family thought.
"Salvation Road offers us a thorough, well-drawn depiction of what a cult member might actually look like... and in doing so provides a satisfying and grounded dissection of youth, religiosity, family and the psychology of cults."Washington City Paper
"Salvation Road keeps us engaged... because it poses questions that may well be unanswerable. The play forces us to consider our own thoughts on the bonds of family, the meaning of sacrifice, and the seeming irrationality of faith."Washington City Paper
"The overall effect of Salvation Road is not unlike that of a cultish devotion: simultaneously satisfying and terrifying."Washington City Paper
"It's got some strong, touching moments, some snappy humor, and a well-informed look at the world of religious cults."DC Theatre Scene
"Riveting and provocative."DC Theatre Scene
"Thoughtful and funny... Salvation Road is a powerful little play about the opaque nature of understanding and belief."DC Metro Theater Arts
"Gregory manages to pack a whole lot of substance into... dialogue that's both clever and revealing."DC Metro Theater Arts
"Gregory draws very bravely from sensitive autobiographical material to create a poignant, thoughtful piece."Arts-Louisville.com
"Salvation Road follows a neat narrative arc that is never too predictable, and profound themes are balanced by lighthearted moments and funny dialogue."Arts-Louisville.com
"The play stirs emotions and engenders thought that will occupy audiences long after the stage is bare."Arts-Louisville.com
Salvation Road Script
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Denise Kozak was always an independent thinker, or so her family thought. A talented musician with a rebellious streak, she cultivated a passionate social conscience, to the irritation of her younger brother Cliff, 17. He was just the opposite -- a bit cynical, priding himself on his calm, rational approach to the universe. Cliff's declared philosophy: "If it doesn't kill me, I don't care."