IN PURSUIT OF PEACE - Despite the separation of many years and many miles due to an unhappy divorce, a father and his son struggle to remain connected through a scrapbook the father gave his son on their last day together. When Junior shows up to his father's house unexpectedly, the two men are forced to confront their distant past and all that's been left in its wake.
IN PURSUIT OF PEACE premiered at the Broadway Bound Theatre Festival in New York City, on August 5th, 2017. The play was written by Shane Howard; directed by Christopher Scott; lighting design by Jason Fok; sound design by Jared Sclar; and the production stage manager was Kyle Anthony.
A play about fathers and sons and how they deal with love.
THE OLD MAN was first performed at the 13th Street Repertory Theatre in New York City, on June 7th, 2015. It was written and directed by Shane Howard; original story by Shane Howard and Stephen Felix; artistic direction was by Susan Merson; lighting design and assistant direction was by Carla Duval; and the production stage manager was Timothy Dean Lee.
THE OLD MAN is a Midwest family drama about five siblings searching for answers after the death of their estranged father, who was a mystery to them all. Each of the siblings have separate memories and stories about their old man that, when pieced together, lead them to the truth about who he was and what happened to him.
COWBOY MOUTH was written by famed playwright Sam Shepard and rock icon Patti Smith in 1971 at The Chelsea Hotel. A revival of the play was directed by Shane Howard at The 13th Street Repertory Theatre in New York City on September 12th, 2014 and the production was greeted with much success -- running through December 19th of that year. Slim was played by James A. Lee, Cavale by Susan Campanaro and Lobsterman by Shane Howard.
About COWBOY MOUTH:
It's 1971; the Chelsea Hotel is bursting with artistic life. Patti Smith has a small room she shares with a stuffed black crow, Raymond. It's during this time of her own artistic self-discovery that Patti meets and becomes fixated with a drummer who calls himself Slim Shadow. Patti believes he is the future salvation of rock 'n' roll. The pair connect as they discuss their dreams and eat lobster together. Patti soon learns that this low-profile drummer is really the renowned playwright, Sam Shepard. They come together artistically as the inevitable end of their relationship draws near; passing the typewriter back and forth across the table. The result is Cowboy Mouth. It's their own story blurring the lines of fantasy and reality. On the night of the third performance in April, Sam finally disappears. He returns to his wife, infant son, and his work writing plays while Patti goes on to become the rock 'n' roll legend that she had always wanted for Sam.