2009

PRAYER OF THE EXPELLED
workshop

Co-Presented with Dale Heinen and The Oval House Theatre (London)- as part of the First Bites Series
www.ovalhouse.com

By Justin Deabler

Directed by Dale Heinen

With
Peter Bray, Suzie McGrath, Mark O’Connell, Kyle Turlunch, and Ony Uhiara


Matthew Shepard and Evangelista, a Latina transsexual, have been typing in their cubicles for years. Coffee, cigarettes, hour after hour, they design the nightmares of the men who killed them in homophobic attacks. Evie has accepted her lot, while Matt dreams of a more fulfilling job in the afterlife.

When a black lesbian runaway shows up to work, freshly killed by her sugar momma, she sets off a chain of events that forces the trio (and the audience) to confront several questions: How do we get out of this depressing office? How can a soul rest when a life is cut short by hate? and What is the moral duty of all humans in the face of violence?

Drawing on the concerns of the Oresteia and the aesthetics of Sartre, Prayer of the Expelled is a violent,visual, chaotic journey weaving together dreams, the afterlife, the living and the dead.


 

CHAIN LYNX TEXT SERIES

RANDOM SHARP OBJECTS
by Esther Friedman

directed by Christina Zorich

With
Esther Friedman & Christopher Burris


 

NASTY BITS
by Olga Humphrey

directed by
Wendy McLellan

With
Brian Sgambati, Jill Melanie Wirth, Matt Dickson, Cory Coleman, Vayu O’Donnell, William Brock, Dane Knell, Stephanie Cozart, Debargo Sanyal, Michael Anderson, Jeff de Picciotto


 

SHAKESPEARE IN VEGAS
by Suzanne Bradbeer

directed by Giovanna Sardelli

Emily Ackerman, Jennifer Blood, Quincy Dunn-Baker, Danny Mastrogiorgio, Stacey Yen