By Scott Organ
Directed by Seth Barrish
JAN 10 – FEB 15
Opening Night: January 22, 2020
All performances at 7:30pm
TBG Mainstage Theatre, 312 West 36 St, NY, NY 10018
An Ohio Sheriff’s Deputy hears gunshots at the high school he was hired to protect. What he does next will define the rest of his life, as well as that of his community. Scott Organ’s spellbinding new play explores how the unexpected consequences of gun violence reverberate throughout a community long after shots are fired.
About the Playwright
Scott Organ’s plays have been commissioned by The Atlantic Theater Company, developed by theaters including The Barrow Group, The New Group, Page 73, South Coast Rep, and performed and workshopped throughout the United States, Europe and South America. Scott’’s play Phoenix premiered at the Humana Festival of New American Plays and was subsequently produced at The Barrow Group and through Rattlestick at Cherry Lane Theater. Phoenix has been translated into Portuguese, Spanish and French. His writing has been featured in Arts In The Armed Forces. Scott’s plays can be found in New Playwrights – The Best Plays 2010, Humana Festival 2010 – The Complete Plays, New American Short Plays 2005, Best American Short Plays and Great Short Plays. Scott is a writer on the short films Playdate (TriBeCa Film Festival, London City International Film Festival – 3rd place, Vimeo Staff Pick) The Board (TriBeCa Film Festival) and The One (Palm Springs International Film Festival) and the features Phoenix and the feature History of Technology (written with David Shane.)
About the Director
Seth Barrish is the Co-Founder and Co-Artistic Director of The Barrow Group. Directing Credits include (Broadway) Mike Birbiglia’s The New One; (Off Broadway) The New One (Drama Desk & Outer Critics Circle Awards OUTSTANDING SOLO PERFORMANCE); The Tricky Part (OBIE Award, Drama Desk Nominations for BEST PLAY and BEST SOLO SHOW), All The Rage (Lucille Lortel Award for BEST SOLO SHOW), My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend, (Lucille Lortel Award for BEST SOLO SHOW, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle nominations for BEST SOLO SHOW—Final performance at Carnegie Hall), Sleepwalk With Me (Nightlife Award for OUTSTANDING COMEDIAN IN A MAJOR PERFORMANCE), Pentecost (Drama Desk Nomination for BEST PLAY), Old Wicked Songs (Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award & Garland Award for BEST DIRECTION), and Good (Straw Hat Award for BEST DIRECTION), among dozens of productions spanning a 35-year career Broadway, Off-Broadway, Off-Off-Broadway, in regional theater and internationally. Seth co-directed Mike Birbiglia’s feature film Sleepwalk With Me. Seth is a professional acting and directing teacher and is author of the book An Actor’s Companion–Tools for the Working Actor. Seth co-directed the Netflix Comedy Special Thank God for Jokes and directed the Netflix Comedy Special Mike Birbiglia, My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend. He was a consulting producer for the film Don’t Think Twice and a producer of Mike Birbiglia’s CD Sleepwalk With Me Live. As an actor, Seth appears regularly in film and on television. Seth is also a composer (SESAC).