PRAYER OF THE EXPELLED
By Justin Deabler
Directed by Dale Heinen
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.
RANDOM SHARP OBJECTS
by Esther Friedman
directed by Christina Zorich
Esther Friedman & Christopher Burris
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
Emily Ackerman, Jennifer Blood, Quincy Dunn-Baker, Danny Mastrogiorgio, Stacey Yen