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Monday, February 26th at 7pm

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written and directed by Jeff Talbott

Featuring: Enid Graham*, Kate Middleton*, Joel Rainwater*, and Max Woertendyke*

stage manager: Kodi Lynn Milburn

TheatreLab, 357 W. 36th St., NYC, 10018

Beatrice and Donnelly Cook have returned to their small Western Nebraska town to tend to their dying father, even though they have very different ideas as to what that means. They don't talk much, but that doesn't separate them from any of the people in the town they fled as soon as they could flee. Family. It's what you find in the gaps between all the words. Hopefully they'll see what's in that gap before it's too late.
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Jeff Talbott/Playwright and Director: Jeff's play THE SUBMISSION was the inaugural recipient of the Laurents/Hatcher Award and was produced off-Broadway by MCC Theater; it went on to receive the Outer Critics Circle John Gassner Award for New American Play and was published and licensed by Concord Theatricals. Other produced works: THE MESSENGER (Pioneer Theatre Company), THE GRAVEDIGGER’S LULLABY (off-Broadway - TACT/Theatre Row; published and licensed by Dramatic Publishing), “i” (Pioneer Theatre Company), CIVICS AND HUMANITIES FOR NON-MAJORS (2018 O’Neill Finalist; commissioned and produced by Montclair State University) and A PUBLIC EDUCATION (Out of Box Theatre, 2015 O’Neill Finalist; workshops – Pioneer Theatre, TACT). Other plays: THE UNSURPRISING AND YET SOMEHOW INEVITABLE UPWARD TRAJECTORY OF JOSH, WHITE GUY FROM OHIO (2022 O’Neill Semi-Finalist); JOSEPH COOK (2019 O’Neill Finalist); THREE RULES FOR THE DRAGON (2017 O’Neill Finalist, workshops – Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, Colt Coeur and Premiere Stages), HOW TO BUILD A CITY (workshops – TACT, Route 66), ELLIOT, ALL THE STARS IN THE MIDNIGHT SKY and SAMARITANS. He writes musicals with composer Will Van Dyke: IMAGINE HARRY (NAMT 2015, 2017 O’Neill Finalist), WINTERSONG (2016 Goodspeed Johnny Mercer Colony, 2017 NAMT Finalist), SEVEN BROKEN HEARTS (2017 Rhinebeck Writers Retreat), THE CIRCLE AND THE WHEEL (commissioned by Grove Entertainment and Barbara Whitman Productions), TEN BRAVE SECONDS (currently optioned by Avalon Road Productions) and FUZZY. They have released three EPs (A VIEW OF THE RIVER, THE MAYOR, and FORKS DON’T BREAK) and the singles A NEW YEAR (featuring Annaleigh Ashford), I HATE TO LOVE YOU (featuring Daniel Quadrino), and TAKE ME TO THE PARTY (featuring Wesley Taylor). Together, Jeff & Will were finalists for the 2019 Fred Ebb Award and the 2021 Kleban Award. Jeff graduated with honors from the Yale School of Drama.
Enid Graham*, Kate Middleton*, Joel Rainwater*, and Max Woertendyke*
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