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Written by Lizzie Vieh

Directed by Kristin McCarthy Parker

Performed by Richard Thieriot


A workshop performance 

October 15, 2018  |  7pm

It’s monsoon season in Phoenix, and Danny hasn’t had a decent night’s sleep in weeks. Between his recent divorce, his mind-numbing job in technical support, and the neon sign from the strip club that glows through his window all night, his grasp of reality is slipping. And things only get weirder when a decapitated body is found near Danny’s job, and Danny develops a fascination with circles.

LIZZIE VIEH is a playwright from Phoenix, Arizona. Her full-length plays include The Loneliest Number, Backwater Rising, Barrier Islands, and Wisconsin Death Trip. Her play Backwater Rising received Honorable Mention for the 2018 Relentless Award. Her one-act play Monsoon Season was a finalist in the 2016 Samuel French OOB Festival. Her full-length play The Loneliest Number was part of Amios’ 2016 First Draughts series, and received a full production in 2018 directed by Maria Dizzia. She was a member of the Amoralists’ ‘Wright Club for 2016-2017. MFA Brown/Trinity, BA Brown University.

KRISTIN MCCARTHY PARKER (Director) is the director of Puffs (Off-Broadway at New World Stages), and the director and co-founder of Recent Cutbacks (Hold On To Your Butts (Time Out NY Top 10 Comedy of the Year), Fly You Fools, and KEVIN!!!!!). Parker recently developed the new musicals These Girls Have Demons (Pittsburgh CLO Spark Festival) and Little (Barn Arts). She has directed and developed work at Williamstown Theatre Festival, The Second City, Primary Stages, Ma-Yi, Ensemble Studio Theatre, The Amoralists, 59E59, The Flea, Sam French OOB Festival, HERE Arts, Columbia University, Rutgers University, and the University of Florida, among others. 

RICHARD THIERIOT (Performer) is an actor, musician and writer living in New York. He was most recently onstage at the Goodman in Chicago and the Kirk Douglas Theater in LA in the world premiere of Rebecca Gilman’s Luna Gale. This spring he will be playing Pastor Paul in Alley theater’s production of Lucas Hnath's The Christians. He is a frequent contributor to SHOTZ with AMIOS theater company. His last written work (and the first in his series of Greek Myths), The Beginning of Winter, was produced at Ars Nova's ANTFest last summer. He plays bass for Phil Pickens and the Astronauts and The Long Rides.

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