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Written & Performed by Vanessa Smythe

Directed by Adam Fitzgerld


We’re waitressing in a bar, and the guy doesn’t speak English. We entwine with a stranger until a van takes us away. Love is lost. Death is found. And my little brother tries to play guitar.


“Smythe is a charming, spontaneous performer with a big grin, restless energy and genuine gift for poetic narrative. Her stories ring true, whether she's describing attending her younger brother's Grade 8 graduation or initiating a drunk booty call with an ex.”

– Glenn Sumi, NOW



VANESSA SMYTHE (Playwright/Performer) is a writer and actor from Toronto. Recent performance credits include Domesticated (Canadian Stage/Company Theatre), Saving Hope (CBC) and Warehouse 13 (SyFy). She has collaborated with the likes of Woody Harrelson and Julianne Moore, and has mentored with Christian Bök and d’bi Young. Her original solo show In Case We Disappear played to critical and popular embrace in Toronto, New York, and most recently the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, where it was named one of the best free shows of the festival (BFTBOScotland). @vsmythe


ADAM FITZGERALD (Director) NYC: The Good GirlThe Awake (NY Times Critic’s Pick) and Sense of an Ending (all at 59E59), Methtacular! (Time Out NY Critics’ Pick), Killing WomenLyric Is WaitingIt’s Only Kickball, Stupid (Advocate Mag. Best of 2014), A Dish For The Gods and Getting The Business (both with Rachel Reiner Productions), Songs For A More Funnier World (NYMF), Letter From Algeria (GroundUP); Select Regional: Twelfth Night (Scranton Shakes), Defiance (Playhouse West, Critics’ Circle nominations for Director and Production), Santaland Diaries (Homemade Theater), Methtacular! (About Face Theater, TimeOut Chicago Critic’s Pick).  TV/FILM: PSA for the Ad Council and GLSEN which won the national Talent House competition judged by Brett Ratner and Tom Ford; Eight episodes (Director, Co-Writer) of FIFTY2&NINE's web series, “Conversations W/ My Ex” for GWIST T.V.; “Occupy Me” (short, 2016 release).

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