HOMELESS AND HOW WE GOT THAT WAY
by Dan McCormick
Roust's starkly realized world premiere of Dan McCormick's powerful new drama offers a compelling insight into society's still-taboo underbelly and the human spirit that rises above it. Featuring Richarda Abrams and Bryan Hickey as two veterans of homelessness, ‘Eloise’ and ’Sidney’, this taut two-hander gradually peels back the layers of the human psyche to reveal how, being propelled down a path of destructive addiction, we are forced to come face to face with the dark truths of our own nature. During the course of one night, haunted by the horrors of their pasts and a brutal murder in the present, Eloise and Sidney journey to seek safe haven in each other, but only by bottoming out in the depths of despair can the rebuilding of a new life truly begin its genesis…
The journey of 'Homeless and How We Got That Way’, from the 2014 season of The Actors Studio Playwrights & Directors Workshop, headed by Tony Award Winner Carlin Glynn, and fully staged readings at St. Malachy’s - The Actors Chapel in New York and The New Jersey Repertory Company, to the 2015 production at the Access Theater on Broadway in TriBeCa, was only made possible through a generous supporting grant from the Arcus Foundation.
WHAT: HOMELESS AND HOW WE GOT THAT WAY by Dan McCormick
WHERE: The Access Theatre, New York City
WHO: Producer: Tracy Hostmyer for Roust, Director: James Phillip Gates, Set Design: Kevin Kedroe, Lighting Design: Travis Sawyer, Costume Design: Raven Roberts, Production Stage Manager: William Gilinsky, Assistant Stage Manager: Julia Levine, Technical Director: Malcolm A. Davis II, Acting Company: Richarda Abrams, Bryan Hickey