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Bleecker Street

"What would you do if I was gone forever?"

"…a profound, embattled, tragic, dreamy, grief-stricken play…"

Somewhere in America, a town is about to be jolted awake by news crews and police tape. Something terrible has happened at a local gay nightclub. Shelley, a devoted mother of one, receives a frantic phone call from her teenaged son, Steve. He begs his mother to pick him up as soon as possible. A little after midnight, Shelley returns home, covered in blood. Neither she nor her husband, Scott, have located Steve, but their phones refuse to cease ringing with calls from reporters hoping to get a scoop.

            Later that evening, Steve’s best friend, Zach, arrives at the house to try and comfort the family. As the night drags on, Zach thinks back on the months leading up to this fateful night, and tries to hold on to only the best memories of his friend. Language fails everyone as they’re confronted with grief, loss, love, hope, and even addiction. Together, these three people must piece together their lives while agonizing over one question: Did Steve survive?


Tania Barricklo


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Production History

August 4-5, 2018

November 5, 2017

March 24, 2017

Workshop production at The Phoenicia International Festival of the Voice in Phoenicia, New York.

Directed by: Phil Mansfield

Lighting Design: Zack Jacobs

Board Operator: Nan Luchini


Scott…… David Foster

Shelley…… Sharon Breslau

Zach…… Jack Warren

Steve…… Valentin Shauger

Public reading at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., through generous support from the Kennedy Center Internship Program and the Kenan Fellowship.


Directed by: Gregory Keng Strasser

Stage Manager: Keri Schultz*

Sound Design: Evan Cook

Stage Directions read by: Adrian Iglesias


Scott…… Carlos Saldaña*

Shelley…… Jennifer Mendenhall*

Zach…… Benjamin Lillian

Steve…… Christian Anté



Public reading as part of PlayFest at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI.


Directed by: Lillian Cole.


Scott…… Skyler Tarnas

Shelley…… Anna Markowitz

Zach…… Josh Knoller

Steve…… Kyle Stefek


*Member Actors' Equity Association

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